Asheville Music

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

“Robert Hunter’s lucid visions painted a landscape across my most formative years,” says Josh Blake.

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Marcus King Band/ photo by David McClister

Marcus King’s musical journey home

Marcus King will host his third annual Family Reunion show at Pisgah Brewing on Sept. 27-28. Scheduled performers include The Marcus King Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yonder Mountain String Band and much more.

by September 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Tryon Equestrian Center/ photo by Erik Olsen

Inaugural Earl Scruggs Festival set for 2020 at Tryon Equestrian Center

The first lineup announcement will come at International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass festivities in Raleigh in late September.

by July 27, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Community concert to benefit Haywood Street Fresco in Asheville

Community concert to benefit Haywood Street Fresco in Asheville

The show will be hosted by pianist David Troy Francis and will several Asheville-area performers.

by July 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Gov't Mule played a sold-out show at the Highland Brewing Meadow Stage on July 3rd. Asheville native Warren Haynes leads the band. It's the first time in years that Haynes and his band have played outside Haynes' annual Christmas Jam concert held each year in Asheville./ photo by Stephan Pruitt

From hippies to Harley riders, Asheville fans cheer Gov’t Mule

Asheville native Warren Haynes and his band kicked off the July Fourth holiday weekend in fine form by rocking the night away at Highland Brewing’s Meadow Stage.

by July 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
6 things to know about Charlotte’s new Confluence music festival and conference

6 things to know about Charlotte’s new Confluence music festival and conference

The Confluence music festival and conference, set for August, features some key talent from the Asheville music industry scene.

by July 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

The history of the Orange Peel location begins with its 1946 construction as a roller rink and extends through its time as a soul and R&B club, an auto parts warehouse and current-day.

Gretchen Peters/ photo courtesy of Gina Binkley

One woman and the truth: Gretchen Peters on songwriting, empathy and second-wave feminism

Nashville singer-songwriter Gretchen Peters will play a concert at Isis Music Hall on June 22, with Asheville singer-songwriter Jane Kramer opening.

by June 16, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville musician Joshua Phillips, shown here, and fellow musicians Philo Reitzel, Elijah Cramer, Casey Cramer, Oso Rey, and Patrick Armitage have a popular Beastie Boys tribute band called High Plains Drifters. They'll be playing at the Salvage Station on Friday./ photo by Katherine Powell via High Plains Drifters

The enduring appeal of cover bands on the Asheville music scene

Cover and tribute gigs can represent a lucrative (by Asheville musician standards) way to play out on a regular basis.

by June 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Julian Pinelli/ photo by Kaitlyn Raitz

Fiddler Julian Pinelli celebrates ‘Bent Creek’ album release at Isis Music Hall

The show is Thursday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
David Crosby

Second annual Songsmith Gathering in Brevard features David Crosby

The festival is a benefit for the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania.

by May 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Josh Blake/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Josh Blake, vulnerable and showing us his way with new release, Nothing’s In The Way

Asheville musician Josh Blake will celebrate the release of his new album, “Nothing’s In the Way,” with a

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Asheville singer-songwriters Anya Hinkle, left, and Alexa Rose each won first place in their respective categories of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the Merlefest music festival in Wilkesboro this past weekend. Hinkle won first place in the bluegrass category for her song "Ballad of Zona Abston," while Rose won first place in the general category for her song, "Medicine for Living." /photo by Martin Anderson

Asheville musicians snag top honors in Merlefest 2019 songwriting contest

First-place winners took home a $600 cash prize and were award performances at Merlefest, which draws tens of thousands of fans each year to Wilkesboro.

by April 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

The event includes a number of musical performances, as well as a silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Asheville Music School and its growing outreach and scholarship programs.

Ghost Light/ photo by Jason Siegel

Ghost Light returns to Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday; weekend musical festivities abound

Other Asheville shows coming up include Billy Strings, Rising Appalachia, Phosphorescent and Brie Capone.

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Xpand Fest, the one-day free music festival on the Asheville South Slope, enters its third year with a big lineup. Asheville band Window Cat performed on the Coxe Avenue stage at last year's event./ photo by David Simchock

Xpand Fest 2019 announces line-up for June event: Dynamo, The Get Right Band, April B & The Cool, more

Other Asheville bands featured at Xpand Fest this year include: Emma’s Lounge, Sirius. B, The Snozzberries, The Digs, Eleanor Underhill & Friends, Upland Drive and more.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Punch Brothers /photo by Josh Goleman

Punch Brothers, marrying the folk and formal, set for The Orange Peel in Asheville

The Punch Brothers are coming off a big Grammy Award win earlier this year.

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Andrea Gibson

5 questions with poet Andrea Gibson

Gibson is set to perform at the Grey Eagle on Friday.

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Warren Haynes and the Asheville Symphony on Saturday at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Photo for Ashvegas.com by DAVID SIMCHOCK

Asheville Symphony and Southern rock alight in Haynes’ ‘Dreams’

It was a transcendent night.

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

“Valley of the Bones,” the name Kramer’s new album and its lead track, is part short-form documentary and part music video.

by March 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

This Asheville musician, mom and former Marine is excited about a forthcoming new album.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Fritz

The Fritz ready to bounce their disco/funk/soul into the Orange Peel

The Fritz will bring their dance-inducing mix of disco, funk, and rock to a sold-out Orange Peel in support of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on Friday.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, rested and ready, return to ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming off a rare break at the end of 2018 and are ready to take on the new year.

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Kyle Petty and David Childers

It’s music, not motorsports, commanding Kyle Petty’s attention these days

Kyle Petty and David Childers are set to perform on Saturday at the White Horse Black Mountain.

by January 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music