Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Ryan Ward is a talented, eclectic guitarist with an endless passion for music. He incorporates his guitar heroes and influences into his own compositions. You can expect a mixture of classic rock/indie/alternative/folk with some originals thrown in. If you like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, and other music greats, then this is a show not to miss! Support live music!

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101 Fairview Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Awesome drinks and service at this cool, dog-friendly lounge in the middle of downtown! Bring your song request!

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51 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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420 Boogie Pre Party w/ Groove Feitsh + NOCAB RD TICKETS: Free 18+ Event WHEN: Thursday April 18th 2019 WHERE: Ambrose West 312 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806 DOORS: 7pm SHOW: 8pm AGES: 18+ SEATING: SRO

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312 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Duo show. Join us at one of downtown Asheville's most iconic and historical restaurants. Local brew, great food, live tunes!

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20 South Spruce Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Billy Strings Billy Strings plays hard and he lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. His new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, taps into a deep vein of psychedelia in Americana, referencing everything from the Dead to Sturgill Simpson, but all underlaid by Billy’s undeniable virtuosity and his knowledge of the roots of American music. He’s one of the most beloved young bluegrass guitarists today within the bluegrass community, and his front porch in East Nashville is constantly filled up with Nashville’s best roots musicians just picking up a storm. The tricky part of making the new album, Turmoil & Tinfoil, was translating Billy Strings’ incendiary live show into the studio. Returning to his home state of Michigan, Billy enlisted acoustic roots wizard Glenn Brown (Greensky Bluegrass) as producer, and centered the music around his new band, featuring Drew Matulich on mandolin with banjo prodigy Billy Failing and much-loved Nashville bassist Brad Tucker. Rich with special guests, Turmoil & Tinfoil shows off Billy’s East Nashville community of picking friends, among them Miss Tess, Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, Shad Cobb and Peter Madcat Ruth. Of special note is a virtuosic duet between Billy and bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton on “Salty Sheep” that shows the speed, precision, and creative craftsmanship of bluegrass when it’s done right.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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WHERE:  The One Stop, 55 College St., Asheville, NC 28801WHEN: Thursday April 18, 2019COVER: $10 adv. / $12 d.o.s.DOORS: 9pm | SHOW: 10pmGENRE: "punk jazz" / jamAGES:  21+WEB LISTINGFACEBOOK EVENT Mike Dillon Band:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEOSatsang is a power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more. Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self. “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.” Satsang released their sophomore album Pyramid(s) in March of 2017 and saw it quickly rise to #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts and #2 on the iTunes charts. The band also surprise-released a new EP, In Between Another Blink at the end of 2017 and had it crack the top 20 on the iTunes Singer/ Songwriter chart with no advance promotion. The band spent 2018 selling out two-thirds of their shows on headline tours in the Midwest, Northeast, and on the Pacific Coast. This success shows the proof of concept in creating legions of fans from coast to coast on support tours with Michael Franti, Trevor Hall, Wookiefoot and Nahko and Medicine for the People.  "For a generation lost in a sea of mindless beats and meaningless words, Satsang is a breath of fresh air. In a time where poetry feeds and stems from rebellion and roots music resurfaces as the anchor for social justice and people powered movements, these kinds of troubadours are imperative for greater change. I am honored to be witnessing these young men hold a torch for positivity and love in the struggle and remind us all that change takes hard work, but together we can preserve a world that we all want to live in.”- Nahko  " I welcome Satsang warmly to my senses. I'm instantly drawn to the familiar style of singing that devours island radio; caught off guard by harmonic elements. I like this!" - HIRIE"Satsang is a Sanskrit word that translates to mean “being with the truth.” Satsang (the band), is a Montana-based trio, creating some of the most exciting underground and conscious music released today. Their Americana style is at times part folk, part melodic hip hop.” - Rootfire

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/18/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: downtempo electronicaTickets: adv. $13 / dos. $15 ***On Sale Friday, 1/11 @ 10AM***Show: 10PM (Doors: 9PM)Ages: 21+ Little People You could be forgiven for thinking that growing up in the Swiss alps in the 90′s wouldn't exactly be the best place to be exposed to some of the best underground hip hop New York had to offer at the time. However anglo-swiss producer Laurent Clerc AKA Little People, argues he couldn't have been in a better place. Thanks to the forward thinking programming of Laurent's local radio station and a DJ with his finger on the pulse of a golden age in the making in New York – Laurent's musical education in all things hip hop was of the highest order. An old Mac and a stack of old LPs were mere catalysts for Laurent to try and emulate the sounds from across the pond.A subsequent move to the UK introduced electronica to his broadening taste and influenced his own sound. Then followed work soundtracking short films and theater productions which added a cinematic element to his repertoire. Following a disheartening stint doing some production work for a Paris based hip hop label convinced Laurent that he should be doing things on his own terms. A self released EP led to being picked up by Illicit Recordings in London – through which "Mickey Mouse Operation" was eventually released. This was 2006 and his debut album only made a very modest splash. Over the past 4 years it has however turned into something of a sleeper 'hit' – gathering fervent support in the US and slowly climbing the US iTunes electronic chart in the process. Laurent seems to have timed the release of his second album perfectly – due to drop in Spring next year just as the interest in his first album is peaking.Little people's sound is part beats, bleeps and snippets of other people's music. Stemming from hip hop, it effortlessly combines warm synths, intricate melodies and string arrangements. The cinematic quality of his sound led to his music being used on CSI and other shows in the US and UK vid: https://youtu.be/wiI8ewQBfPo

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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31 Woodfin Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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12 Old Charlotte Hwy , Asheville, NC 28803
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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Flashback Dance Party with Peggy Ratusz & Daddy LongLegs Blues Band feat Peggy, Grant, Ben and Jonathan

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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501 Merrimon Avenue , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Worthwhile Sounds Presents: An Evening With Charlie Hunter Trio with Lucy Woodward WHEN: Friday April 19th, 2019 WHERE: Ambrose West 312 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806 DOORS: 7pm SHOW: 8pm SEATING: Seated Show AGES: All Ages TICKETS: $17 ADV / $20 DOS / $25 VIP (Guaranteed 1st 3 Rows) Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward are known for excelling in different genres, yet the two veteran musicians have been running in similar circles before pairing up for touring in 2018. With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, virtuoso guitarist Charlie Hunter has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, and D’Angelo. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Lucy Woodward made her major label debut in 2003. She has since recorded/toured with Rod Stewart, Snarky Puppy, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Chaka Khan and Carole King releasing 3 more albums along the way. Her latest studio effort was 2016's "Til They Bang On The Door" released on the Snarky Puppy-owned GroundUP Music. As for what to expect live from Hunter and Woodward, the two -- as rounded out by a drummer -- will be performing pocket-heavy renditions of vintage blues and classic vintage pop, covers of Nina Simone, The Animals, Bessie Smith and Terence Trent D'Arby included. The duo have a full-length album slated for release in early 2019.

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312 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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122 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. "If Memphis music is a genre, this is it!" proclaims American Blues Scene, and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue, "The most-talked-about band in Memphis."Their self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel- tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting. And Southern Avenues upcoming release on the fabled Stax label is a testament to the young combo's talent and vision.Southern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience.Southern Avenue encompasses Memphis-born, church-bred sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson, respectively a soulful, charismatic singer and a subtle, powerful drummer; guitarist Ori Naftaly, an Israeli-born blues disciple who first came to America as an acclaimed solo artist; versatile jazz-inspired bassist Daniel McKee; and the band's newest addition, keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax's legendary music academy.The band members' diverse skills come together organically on Southern Avenue, scheduled for release on February 24, 2017 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. Produced by Kevin Houston (North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero, Patty Griffin), the 10-song album features guest appearances from Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and trumpeter Marc Franklin of the Bo-Keys. But it's Southern Avenue's own potent musical chemistry that drives such sublimely soulful originals as "Don't Give Up," "What Did I Do," "It's Gonna Be Alright," "Love Me Right" and "Wildflower." The band also pays tribute to its roots with an incandescent reading of Ann Peebles' Memphis soul classic "Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love."The seeds for Southern Avenue's birth were planted when Ori Naftaly, who'd grown up in Israel with a deeply rooted passion for American blues and funk, came to Memphis in 2013 to compete in the prestigious International Blues Challenge. That experience led to Naftaly moving permanently to Memphis and successfully touring the United States with his own band. Although his talents were embraced by American audiences, Naftaly felt constrained in his own band, feeling the need to include a more expansive, collaborative musical vision. That opportunity arrived when he met Memphis native Tierinii Jackson, who'd gotten her start singing in church, before performing in a series of cover bands and theatrical projects. According to Ori, "When I saw Tierinii perform, I thought, 'This is why I came to America.' I met her and we clicked. At our first rehearsal, she told me that her sister was a drummer, and she thought it would be great to have her in the band. We had such a good vibe, and suddenly I didn't care so much about my solo thing.""I initially clicked with Ori really well, but it was his project," Tierinii remembers. "Then he came to me and said 'I want this band to be a collaboration, I want this to be our vision and our music.' So we started writing together, and that's when I realized that we were really the same, musically.""We started over," Naftaly continues. "We threw out most of the songs I'd been playing in my solo band, and Tierinii and I wrote a whole new set, and we became Southern Avenue. The more we played together, the closer we got, and the more we became a family. We started getting a different kind of crowd, and from there things escalated quickly.""Ori said, 'My band is done, this is y'all's band,'" Tierinii recalls. "We all quit our other gigs and started focusing on this, working and writing and living together in a way that you don't experience when you're playing somebody else's music. Now we're playing songs that we wrote ourselves and we're playing them from our hearts. That is when I realized that we had something special."Despite not having a record deal, Southern Avenue quickly found success touring in America and Europe. They won additional attention playing some prestigious festivals and competing in the International Blues Challenge, in which they represented Memphis. Less than a year after the band's formation, they were signed to the resurgent Stax label. "I feel like being on Stax is a responsibility," says Tierinii. "I grew up in Memphis, seeing the name Stax everywhere. It was a constant presence, and now it's up to us to live up to that. I feel like this band can be a platform to do a lot of positive things for the city of Memphis. I want to change the world, but Memphis is home."Tierinii views Southern Avenue as "a perfect soundtrack to our first year together. We wrote these songs in our first nine months of being a band. We'd all done so many things and come from so many different places, but the music represents all of us."It's been a real crash course," she continues. "We haven't been a band for very long, but what we have feels very special, and it's made us a strong unit. I think that we represent something that people need to see right now.""This band has already made our dreams come true," Ori concludes. "I've waited all my life to be in a band like this, and it's amazing to me that I get to play with these people every night. Our goal is to keep doing this for a long time and leave our mark. We're trying to build a legacy."

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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Genre: Traditional Acoustic Dance MusicShow: 9PM (Doors: 8PM)Tickets: $10.00Ages: 21+ Come to Life presents Arouna Diarra & Biko Casini Album Release Party! This April 19th Arouna and Biko will take to the stage with members of Rising Appalachia to Celebrate the release of their first album together, Bamanaya Sira. Bamanaya Sira is a Bambara phrase meaning the many pathways and branches of the ancient culture. Performing on Kemele Ngoni, Kora, Balafon, Calabash, Djembe  and Talking Drum, this show will bring the melodies and sounds of Burkina Faso together in a unique blend of beats and harmony.  Asheville has been a musical home to both Biko and Arouna and is the perfect place to share the fruit of their 4 years performing on the road together.  Come join for this one time only Asheville release of the brand new record Bamaya Sira. Anithie!!!!! vid: https://youtu.be/AeEV5T70esc

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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I'll be performing alongside with some other finest artists at the Hit the Pizza Box party to celebrate Scott Damage bday week!

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/19/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: FunkCover: $5 Cash Donations @ Door Show: 10PMAges; 21+AKITAAKITA is a 6 piece funk band out of Charlotte, NC started by drummer Patrick Buckley and bassist Zak Ferrell. Once you add in saxophonist Charlie Lamprecht, trombonist Dan Hamalainen, guitarist Sam Farnham and keyboardist Tomi Gulden their sound becomes an unstoppable force of funk that you can’t help but move to. Taking cues from legendary funk bands such as James Brown, The Meters, Lettuce, Maceo Parker, Vulfpeck, Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Tower of Power and others they infuse a new twist on funk incorporating reggae and elements of funk-rock into their songs. They have curated their own party “Culture Shift” with the intention of growing their name in the local Charlotte scene and the southeast as a whole. They have built a strong following in a relatively short period of time opening for Funk You, Litz, Red Baraat, Andy Frasco & The U.N. and others. Much of their initial traction is due to their emphasis on writing memorable melodies and deep grooves that are undeniably built to make you move! The band plans to release their 1st full-length album in late spring of 2019. Catch these guys on the way up and enjoy the ride!web: https://www.akitafunk.com/vid: https://youtu.be/jPeuyiwBRUoShabudikahShabudikah is an original six piece funk band from Asheville, North Carolina. Drawing upon the revivalist funk of Lettuce, jazz fusion of Chicago and soul of Al Green, Shabudikah offers a dynamic new take on classic funk. Comprised of a talented group of multi-instrumentalists, the sextet delivers a diverse array of original compositions that highlight three part horn lines, blistering solos and expressive vocals. Featuring Justice Mann (trombone), Jamie Berlyn (saxophones), Nate Sly (trumpet/keys), Joe Mohrmann (bass), Reid Parler (guitar) and Kevin Scott (drums/vocals) Shabudikah’s authentic brand of funk guarantees a brass-shaking good time.In 2019, Shabudikah will release their debut EP and plan to tour and bring their commanding funk to a city near you!web: http://instagram.com/shabudikahvid: https://youtu.be/HkM_-NhVg9o

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 4:20 PM

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Okilly Dokilly is the world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. The band's current members include Head Ned (vocals), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth). Established in 2015 with original members Head Ned, Red Ned, Bled Ned, Stead Ned and Thread Ned, the band found success before ever playing their first show, becoming a viral phenomenon after releasing just a few press photos and a 4-song demo.  Within 2 weeks, the band had nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Vice and many more.  In November of 2016 the band released their debut album, 'Howdilly Doodilly', a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns. Following the departure of bassist Thread Ned and guitarist Stead Ned for left hand conversion therapy, the band acquired guitarist Dead Ned and bassist Cred Ned. In 2017, the band took on a relentless touring schedule across the US and North America, playing nearly 100 shows to neighborinos everywhere. Following a short hiatus through 2017 and early 2018, the band regrouped in July of 2018 with a brand new lineup, introducing Shred Ned on guitar, Dread Ned on drums and Zed Ned on synth. In October 2018, the band added bassist Bed Ned and embarked on their first overseas tour with a full UK run. Okilly Dokilly's live shows are high energy affairs that weave together comedy and brutality. Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage. http://www.okillydokilly.com/ Bear Ghost is a rock band from Phoenix, AZ that fuses intricate musicianship, melodies and song structure to deliver a one of a kind sound. With the release of the band’s first full length album entitled “Blasterpiece“, the Phoenix market took notice. Bear Ghost quickly became one of the area’s favorite bands and “Blasterpiece” received high critical acclaim, winning the market’s Album Of The Year for 2016 from the Phoenix New Times. “Blasterpiece” was written and performed by Bear Ghost and recorded by Jeremy Parker at Premier Studios. Parker, a Grammy winning engineer and holder of many other industry awards, also recorded the band’s debut EP entitled “Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed In Your Musical Taste” released in 2014. Over the years Bear Ghost has enjoyed national recognition through fans discovering the band on Spotify. Both albums combined have gained over 3 million streams, turning people in other markets into fans, building a steady demand for the band to perform beyond it’s local market. Bear Ghost is currently streamed to over 40,000 listeners monthly, a number that is steadily increasing as time proceeds. Bear Ghost has had the honor of headlining the Apache Lake Music Festival and the Phoenix Zombie Walk, as well taking the stage at McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Viva PHX, Arts Goggle (TX) and opening for headliners like Closure In Moscow, Kongos, Brick + Mortar, Future Castles, Kyle Gass, MC Lars and Mega Ran. In 2018 the band signed with 80/20 Records, setting in motion the recording and eventual release of new music in 2019 and the hopes of getting on the road and meeting some new friends along the way. https://www.bearghost.com

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Up Jumped Three (featuring special guest pianist, Michael Jefry Stevens) in the rooftop bar at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in downtown Asheville. Views, brews, and original jazz!

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Hilton Garden Inn , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Jeff's Radiohead Tribute band, Off With Your Radiohead, will be playing through the album "The Bends" in it's entirety...along with about 15 other Radiohead tunes.

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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The Wild Reeds are a band led by women, and that matters. Not a sister band, not a girl group, but a band fronted by three women, all talented singers, songwriters, and multi-instrumentalists in their own right: Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe, and Sharon Silva, with drummer Nick Jones and bass player Nick Phakpiseth providing the Los Angeles-based bands rhythmic foundation. Like a harmony at its euphoric best, the leads powerful and powerfully distinct voices merge to form a sound that can only be The Wild Reeds. On their third LP, Cheers, the band comes together to create an ode to the joys and pains of camaraderie. The Wild Reeds previous LPs, Blind and Brave (2014) and The World We Built (2017), and EPs, Best Wishes (2016) and New Ways To Die (2018), caught press attention from outlets including NPR Music (including a Tiny Desk Concert), Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, and Garden & Gun, in addition to radio play from influential stations like KEXP and KCRW. And now arrives Cheers: a career highlight achieved by giving each writer considerable latitude, in the end creating a singular work out of three striking songwriting voices.On Cheers, Lee, Howe, and Silva leaned into their differences for the first time, giving one another unprecedented amounts of freedom to execute their own songs. Each was allowed room to pursue her vision, while always leaving an open door for the other members to step in and collaborate. We decided to explore our individuality, says Howe. It was a scary thing for us, because when you have three writers, you often have to do your best to tame your differences and come to some sort of agreement writing-wise, sonically, stylistically. It was the first time we said, Screw that, why dont we just record the songs the way they should be done? For all the exploration on Cheers, the result is still tight and cohesive. The album makes room for infectious sing-along anthems (opening track Moving Target), tinges of R&B (Lose My Mind), lilting 60s pop-rock waltzes that build to resounding finishes (Cheers, Get Better), haunting balladry (Run and Hide, My Name), and even a gloriously hook-heavy track Lee sheepishly admits started as a tongue-in-cheek pop punk throwback (P.S. Nevermind). Every song sounds fresh, but all of them sound like The Wild Reeds. For me, it felt no holds barred, limitless, like I could step up to the plate, Silva says. The record feels very communal, and thats part of the reason we called it Cheers. It felt like, Hey, were all in this together and were all focusing on what were getting better at. We could let go of what were supposed to sound like and all reach a higher potential.Cheers was born out of a strange and painful time, full of tough break-ups, family deaths, and discord within the band itself. The 13 songs are snapshots from that upheaval, touching on illness, therapy, heartbreak and disconnection from three perspectives. Some of Cheers sunniest songs contain the darkest undercurrents, and The Wild Reeds dont shy away from sadness or open endings. The album creates beauty out of contradictions: It finds community in individuality, tenderness in confrontation, joy in the midst of grief and pain. Threaded throughout is a deep sense of gratitude for the band itself, and the songs became a way for the members to talk to each other an intimate language that was at times contentious, but in the end, healing. Silva explains, When Mack first showed us the song Get Better, I was just walking back after an argument at practice. I came back in, she played us the song, and I sat on the floor and played the guitar line thats in the chorusWe just sat there and we played it and it was so soft and gentle, and it was exactly what I needed. Ive always felt that way about the girls songs, and thats what keeps the wheels rolling for me. Were really confrontational in our band, in a good way, Lee says. A lot of bands have fallen apart without even having a conversation. When youre married to five different people for 10 years, things come up that you need to discuss with each other. I think were all really good at challenging each other to grow and keep coming back to a place of love. Ultimately Cheers is hopeful, celebratory, and communal; life can break your heart, but friends can mend it. The Wild Reeds trials have only strengthened their commitment to each other, and resulted in their strongest and most unified record to date.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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In the five years since Matthew Houck’s last record as Phosphorescent he fell in love, left New York for Nashville, became a father, built a studio from the ground up by hand, and became a father again. Oh, and somewhere along the way, he nearly died of meningitis. Life, love, new beginnings, death—“it’s laughable, honestly, the amount of ‘major life events’ we could chalk up if we were keeping score,” Houck says. “A lot can happen in five years.”

On C’est La Vie, Houck’s first album of new Phosphorescent material since 2013’s gorgeous career defining and critically acclaimed Muchacho, he takes stock of these changes through the luminous, star-kissed sounds he has spent a career refining. By now, Houck has mastered the contours of this place, as intimate as it is grand, somewhere between dreamed and real, where the great lyrical songwriters meet experimental pioneers and somehow distill into the same person. It is Houck’s own personal musical cosmos, a mixture of the earthy and the wondrous, the troubled and the serene, and by now he commands it with depth and precision. When you ask Houck about the cumulative effect of all this life happening in such a short time, he turns philosophical: ”These significant moments in life can really make you feel your insignificance,” he says. “It’s a paradox I guess, that these wildly profound events simultaneously highlight that maybe none of this matters at all…” On this album, Houck reckons with that void —the vanishing point where our individual significance melts into the stars —and sums it up thusly: C’est La Vie.

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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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The Mothlight , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Funk/Rock/JamShow: Jan 18 10PMSuggested: $5 Donation at DoorAges: 21+Known for their funky blues-rock style and extended improvised jams, Jacks River Band performs with an undeniably contagious energy. Their improvisational funkadelic rock sound features a hard hitting rhythm section, gut-busting guitar leads, and soul soothing vocals. Drawing on legendary influences such as The Allman Brothers Band, Red Hot Chile Peppers, The Grateful Dead, and The Derek Trucks Band, Jacks River Band delivers a uniquely blended sound that pushes the boundaries of blues rock, yet still remains familiar.web: https://jacksriverband.com/ vid: https://youtu.be/H9B_tX6f78s

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Garaj Mahal When you hear your first Garaj Mahal note, leading into an innovative fusion of funky jazz with a tasty world music flare, all other thoughts leave your mind as the music takes you on an unforgettable voyage. Fans return to experience the band again and again because they know they will always hear something new and progressive from four first-class musicians.Featuring guitar and sitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, world-renowned bass master and educator Kai Eckhardt, Garaj Mahal combines a century of musical experience to create a sound that's always new, freshly infused with a wide spectrum of musical expression, and always smoking hot.Touring extensively since their formation in 2000, Garaj Mahal continues to earn critical acclaim and a growing fanbase thanks to their ability to deliver serious "shut-up-and-listen" grooves while simultaneously bringing the dance floor alive. Their collective musical experience allows them to constantly push the envelope of composition and improvisation. Garaj Mahal's sound – a convergence of jazz-style improvisation, mystical Middle-Eastern atmospheres, and danceable American funk - attracts music lovers from all parts of the spectrum and creates a profoundly unique experience.Each band member dedicates every drop of his education, history, and life-long passion for music to their audience every time they step on stage. The band member's virtuosity is no surprise when you look at even a few of the amazing artists they've performed and/or recorded with over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, John McLaughlin, Sting, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Holland, Bela Fleck, Chick Corea, Steve Smith, Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio, Umphrey's McGee, MMW, Steve Kimock, and Michael Manring. Garaj Mahal's output is the result of years spent honing their musical relationship on the road and following the band’s return from an extended hiatus, Garaj is already accumulating rave reviews around the country.

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: Radiohead TributeTickets: adv. $12 / dos. $15Show: 10PM (Doors: 9PM)Ages: 21+ Off With Your Radiohead With members stemming from deep roots in the eclectic Asheville music scene, and currently packing the region’s most sought after venues, Off With Your Radiohead is a tribute group dedicated to mastering Radiohead's entire discography, one album at a time. After mesmerizing a crowd of unsuspecting Radiohead fans at an OK Computer tribute show last fall, frontman Jeff Thompson knew he was onto something. What was intended to be a one-off homage to the greatest rock record of all time quickly developed into a permanent ensemble. Now three albums ( and many other hand picked songs) in, the five-piece approaches even the most complex arrangements note for note, with a reverence that extends to the finest tone. web: https://www.jeffthompsonmusic.com/off-with-your-radioheadmusic: https://www.reverbnation.com/offwithyourradiohead

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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12 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/21/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Asheville's most open mic. Bring yourself, a group, an instrument, a story or whatever you got to our welcoming and supportive stage. Limit of 15 minutes or 3 songs. Sign-up starts at 6:30.

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/21/2019   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Ticket Price: $12 Adv $15 Day of Show Scaling down obscure and beloved Beatles tunes, and bridging the acoustic sensibilities of Simon with the rock aesthetic of the Beatles, Paul Simon Meets The Beatles will soothe, move and groove you! Main Stage Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/21/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Paul Simon Meets the Beatles show!

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/23/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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UNC Asheville students will perform their own compositions at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, in Lipinsky Hall room 018. This concert is free and open to everyone.

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One University Heights , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 04/23/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/24/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/24/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Solo show. Join me in the WXYZ Bar, located on the second floor of the Aloft Hotel in downtown Asheville. There's a serenade and a cocktail with your name on it.

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51 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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This is the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my gospel roots, says Paul Thorn about his newest album, Dont Let the Devil Ride. My message on this record is lets get togetherI want to help lighten your load and make you smile.The son of a preacher man, Mississippi-raised Thorn spent much of his childhood in church, participating in multiple weekly services with his father as well as at neighboring African American congregations, where he became entranced with the music whose infectious spirit is captured on the new album.Dont Let the Devil Ride collects soulful songs originally cut by black southern gospel groups, and features guests Blind Boys of Alabama, the McCrary Sisters, the Preservation Hall Jazz Horns, and Bonnie Bishop.The album was recorded at three temples of sound: the Sam C. Phillips Recording studio, whose namesake gave another son of Tupelo his start; at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, where Thorn worked as a songwriter for legendary producer Rick Hall early in his career; and at Preservation Hall, where horn players from the celebrated jazz venue lent songs a New Orleans vibe.The new release marks Thorns first time recording gospel music, after a dozen albums in roots-rock mode, though his upbringing has previously been reflected in his creation of a body of strikingly original songs. In his own songwriting, Thorn often addresses the foibles of human relationships, although he doesnt favor the sacred over the profane. As an accomplished painter, former professional boxer, and seasoned skydiver, Thorn has never shied away from new challenges, but cutting a gospel record was just like going home.Thorns father Wayne was a bishop in the Church of God of Prophecy, a Pentecostal denomination, and Thorn was just three when he began singing and playing tambourine at services. Congregational participation was valued more than skilled soloists, and Thorn also found a showcase for his talents at Saturday night singings.But his most memorable musical experiences were at an African American branch of his fathers church, the Okolona Sunrise Church of Prophecy. There might be ten people playing the tambourine, but the rhythm was locked in, and theyd let me play bass. I loved the Appalachian gospel of my parents church, but it was a treat to play with those musicians. They worshiped in a different way and the music was different, and I feel blessed to have been in that church setting.The sermons in Church of God of Prophecy churches warned sinners of fire and brimstone, and it wasnt uncommon for congregants for congregants to speak in tongues. But the lasting legacy for Thorn wasnt a strong sense of guilt, as it was for many others who grew up in Pentecostal churches. I think that they use guilt to intimidate you, but I dont buy into that anymore. There aint no love in that.Instead he continues to be inspired by the strong sense of communion that was fostered by musical fellowship. One of things that I take a lot of pride in is that I love everybody, and what I learned in church paid dividends. When Im up there entertaining its also a glimpse of what my life has been, and how gospel music has molded me into who I am.Thorns parents wouldnt allow him listen to secular music at home (in his teens, he had to hide his only two LPs Elton John and Huey Lewis from his father), so he listened at friends houses to Kiss, Peter Frampton and the bawdy chitlin circuit comedy albums that he credits with inspiring the dark sense of humor that pervades his lyrics. But gospel music remains Thorns most abiding musical touchstone, the sounds that first stirred his soul.He was just 14 when sometime gospel artist Elvis Presley died the world stood still in Tupelo, he recalls and while the Kings records werent a major influence, Thorn emphasizes the similarity of their early experiences.Elvis literally went to a lot of the same churches I did. Its almost identical how we started. When they filmed him from the waist up, it wasnt vulgar, it was the moves he learned in church, dancing in the spirit.At 18 Thorn was caught sneaking out his bedroom window to romance a young neighbor, and his father presented the ultimatum of publicly repenting or disfellowship losing his church membership. He chose the latter, and immediately took out a loan to buy a trailer (where he lived in sin with that girlfriend), landed a full-time job at a furniture factory, and joined the National Guard.Tupelo presented few avenues for professional musicians, but Thorn soon met his longtime songwriting partner Billy Maddox, who had strong ties to the musical hub of Muscle Shoals. The duo began writing under contract for Rick Hall, owner of the legendary Fame Recording Studios, where Thorn cut demos of their songs.As a performer, Thorn was playing solo gigs in Tupelo for $50 a night, and further supplemented his factory income with boxing. He learned to box from his paternal uncle Merle, a one-time pimp celebrated in Pimps and Preachers, Thorns autobiographical song about his two mentors: One drug me through the darkness/One led me to the light/One showed me how to love/One taught me how to fight.Thorn would box fourteen professional fights (10-3-1) as a middleweight between 1985 and 1988, with his most prominent match against four-time World Champion Roberto Duran. He lasted a respectable six rounds before a doctor stopped the fight due to multiple cuts.Although proud of his boxing career, Thorn says that hes not surprised hes achieved more success as a performer. I went a long way in boxing, and got to fight one of the greatest, but the reason Duran beat me and everyone else was that he had the ability to relax under extreme pressure. When I was in the ring I was nervous and afraid, but when Im on stage Im comfortable. Ive been singing in front of people all my life, and I know what Ive got to do.The songs on Dont Let the Devil Ride, co-produced by Billy Maddox and Colin Linden, likewise fall into that same comfort zone.Were bringing Pauls fans under the tent at a revival, says Maddox, who likewise grew up listening to black gospel. A lot of emotion goes on in those places, with people being saved while the bands playing behind them.The exuberance of the music, says Thorn, evokes the warm-hearted nature of these social gatherings. The first track, Come On Lets Go, its talking about going to churchthat I cant wait to see you, and see you how youve you been doing, says Thorn.Few of the songs here are well known. Maddox found most of them while digging through releases from small gospel labels in Mississippi and Alabama. We just picked things that had a great pocket, he says. One person described the feel as gospel lyrics set to stripper music and thats pretty close. The songs are slinky and greasy and right in Pauls wheelhouse.The most familiar track here is no doubt Thorns relaxed tempo version of the OJays Love Train, a song whose feel-good qualities readily adapt to a gospel setting. The Mighty Clouds of Joy, whose records Thorn listened to as a teen, made it a staple of their live performances.The other songs stretch back much farther, but their themes of redemption, taking stock of ones life, and resilience in the face of troubles are universal, making them readily adaptable to the fresh takes here. Nashvilles McCrary Sisters, for instance, lend a buoyant feel to You Got to Move, a northeast Mississippi standard, best known through a solemn, slide guitar take by Mississippi Fred McDowell.The sisters father was a founder of the Fairfield Four, a capella gospel singers whose live radio broadcasts on CBS in the 40s and 50s were extremely influential. Fellow guest artists the Blind Boys of Alabama, founded in 1944, were founders of the hard gospel quartet style that dominated the era from which many of the songs on this record where drawn. Also joining Thorn on vocals is Texas-born Bonnie Bishop, who attributes her soulful singing style to spending her formative years in Mississippi.Both Maddox and Thorn were longtime friends with Hall and the Phillips family, and Maddox says that recording in Memphis and Muscle Shoals was a natural extension of the whole process, and the only proper way to honor this particular body of work. We were returning to the Motherland.Rick Hall died in January of 2018, making the whole experience that much more poignant for Thorn and co-producer Maddox.The last time I saw Rick he came into the FAME studio to say hello, Maddox recalls. We invited him to sit down and listen to the playback of a track wed just finished. He closed his eyes and leaned over the console as the music played.About halfway through the tune he turned the monitors down, looked me right in the eye and said, What have you done? I asked him what he meant. Then he got this big grin on his face and said, Well, that sounds just like me. That moment validated everything about this record for me and Paul.

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18 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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87 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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Genre: Rock / Disco House / Vintage PsychedelicShow: 8:30PM (Doors: 7:30PM)Tickets: $20/$22Ages: 21+ BoomBox A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock, and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox.Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter,producer, and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning this simmering recipe to perfection. However, it reaches a boiling point on his forthcoming 2018 album, Western Voodoo [Heart of Gold Records].At the same time, the Muscle Shoals, AL native stays true to what attracted countless fans in the first place.“I remain open to anything you would hear coming out of a boombox,” he explains. “There are a lot of different vibes and angles, but it still adheres to a universal rhythm. This new record is the most musical and varied, yet it’s tightly wound in respect to that syncopation. There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make you want to move. Overall, I’ve further developed the sound people are used to.”Following up 2016’s fan favorite Bits & Pieces, the artist found himself at something of a crossroads. Longtime collaborator Russ Randolph amicably parted ways with the band at the end of the year. For the first time, Godchaux would solely produce the bulk of a BoomBox record by himself inside of his new studio, while DJ Harry joined on tour in January 2017. Another first, he even performed live bass on the album, opening up the creative palette dramatically.“I’ve learned more about engineering and the technical aspects of recording. It’s been a time of soul searching. I can follow any Ideas that I want to. So there’s a lot more organic instrumentation. I’m just trying to develop more sonic real.” Appropriately, he dubs the sound of Western Voodoo, “Dirty Disco Blues.” Within that realm, Godchaux fuses a funky strut with electronic energy and danceable swagger powerful enough to cast a spell of its own.“You hear about different forms of magic around the world,” he goes on. “The West, in general, has its own voodoo influenced by the blues. That’s what shaped me as a musician growing up in this country. It’s hard to put in the words, but you know it when you hear it.”You hear it in everything that BoomBox has done thus far. Over the course of four albums, the group has become a streaming favorite with numerous tracks cracking a million plays on Spotify. Moreover, they’ve made audiences groove everywhere from Electric Forest and Hangout Music Festival to High Sierra Music Festival. To welcome DJ Harry into the fold, they performed 75 shows in 2017, with that number expected to grow in 2018.“Harry picked up everything in a really short amount of time,” he explains. “The parties are just as hot, if not hotter. The music is getting tighter. He stepped in and kept the plane in the air.”In the end, the new music kicks off the brightest and boldest chapter yet for Godchaux. “Our best side is somewhat medicinal,” he leaves off. “All of the rhythms, melodies, and frequencies add up to these healing properties. I hope people feel rejuvenated and re-focused on some level when they hear us. That’s Western Voodoo.” web: www.thisisboombox.comvid: https://youtu.be/RpWsx8f_8Wk

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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http://smarturl.it/CSAshevilleNC Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records.In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/25/2019   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Genre: AmericanaCover: $5 Suggested Donation @ DoorShow: 10PMAges: 21+The Appalucianshttps://www.theappalucians.com

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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There once was a hero named Emma G, who dared to venture into Asheville, North Carolina in search for a superhero. Is it you? ZaPow is proud to feature international singer/songwriter Emma G with accompaniment from accomplished percussionist Joey J Drums during their SUPERHERO tour! With support from Stephen Evans Music and Tommy Yon, doors open at 6pm with a $10 entry for this amazing show! Merch and music also available for sale! More info at: http://emmagmusic.com Watch SUPERHERO here: https://bit.ly/2LEhHTb ABOUT EMMA G: Finding her voice as she rediscovers her American heritage from her home base in Washington DC, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Emma G is a combination of Adele, Pink, Amy Winehouse and Alanis Morrissette. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a soul-pop/rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience. Unapologetically outspoken, flying her freak flag, and always smiling, Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Emma G as one of the “Best of DC”. One Love Massive describes her as “charismatic”, and ANR Factory describes her voice as "poignant and beautiful” with “astounding bravery to speak up” on issues that matter to her. And where did this bravery come from? A long history of health issues, brain surgeries, battles with depression and suicide, drug addiction, and sexual assault, yet still finding the inner strength to come out the other side positively: singing her truth. “Things that happen to us don’t make us who we are, but we all need to overcome struggles. The trick is to overcome them together.” Says Emma G. “My hope is that my music will not only resonate with individual people, but also ignite those flames of love, resilience and community”.

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150 Coxe Ave Suite 101, Asheville, NC 28801 , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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~ VIP tickets available at https://bit.ly/2FNIwo5 ~ There once was a hero named Emma G, who dared to venture into Asheville, North Carolina in search for a superhero. Is it you? ZaPow is proud to feature international singer/songwriter Emma G with accompaniment from accomplished percussionist Joey J Drums and DJ Reality Check during their SUPERHERO tour! With support from Stephen Evans Music, YellowTieGuy, and Tommy Yon, doors open at 6pm with only a $10 entry for this amazing show, or purchase a ticket NOW for just $15 (or more) for entry and receive a download of her album TAKING FLIGHT, including hit single "SUPERHERO" at https://bit.ly/2FNIwo5!! Merch and music also available for sale at the show! More info at: http://emmagmusic.com Watch SUPERHERO here: https://bit.ly/2LEhHTb ABOUT EMMA G: Finding her voice as she rediscovers her American heritage from her home base in Washington DC, New Zealand-born singer/songwriter Emma G is a combination of Adele, Pink, Amy Winehouse and Alanis Morrissette. Her edgy tones and gutsy lyrics hammer home her messages of love, vulnerability, empowerment and strength with a soul-pop/rock sound that is engaging, inspiring and appealing to a hugely diverse audience. Unapologetically outspoken, flying her freak flag, and always smiling, Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Emma G as one of the “Best of DC”. One Love Massive describes her as “charismatic”, and ANR Factory describes her voice as "poignant and beautiful” with “astounding bravery to speak up” on issues that matter to her. And where did this bravery come from? A long history of health issues, brain surgeries, battles with depression and suicide, drug addiction, and sexual assault, yet still finding the inner strength to come out the other side positively: singing her truth. “Things that happen to us don’t make us who we are, but we all need to overcome struggles. The trick is to overcome them together.” Says Emma G. “My hope is that my music will not only resonate with individual people, but also ignite those flames of love, resilience and community”.

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150 Coxe Avenue , #Suite 101 , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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The one-of-a-kind upcycled fashion show with a mission is back for its 5th edition! Seven local fashion designers will present color-themed runway collections made from items sourced at local Goodwill stores. Color Me Goodwill highlights Asheville’s growing sustainable thriving scene as well as the impact of Goodwill’s employment services.

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101 Biltmore Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Akris: VA/MD/WV Rock/Sludge/Noise https://akrismusic.bandcamp.com CAVERN: Metal/Post-Metal/Post-Rock from Maryland https://grimoirerecords.bandcamp.com/album/eater Then Came Dragons: Asheville Landscape, soundtracky, minimalist, dirt pop thencamedragons.com Last Frost: NC Alt/Dark/lo-fi/Grunge https://last-frost.bandcamp.com Wasting: AVL Harsh Jazz/Improv https://youtu.be/jkwea6MxSLI

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$10 Adv $10 Day of show 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show Whether he's stompin' out some country blues or folky ballads, playing an original tune or belting out a rootsy cover; Micah Scott puts his all into his live performances. Armed with a National Resophonic guitar, harmonica and some other choice gear, you'll dig his offering of old meets new music. General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation. Seating without dinner reservations will be first come, first serve Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. Call 828-575-2737 for tickets and reservations.

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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The Mothlight , Asheville, NC 28806
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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Despite being beloved by both customers and staff, The CLC has been banished to only the occasional show at Zambras. Needless to say we will be intent on making sure that everyone misses us.

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85 W Walnut St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/26/2019   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Genre: Blues/RockTickets: $15.00Show: 9PM (Doors: 8PM)Ages: 21+ Andy Frasco & the U.N. It felt like time to switch gears.  In 2017, Andy Frasco reached a fork in the road. Renowned for a jubilant jambalaya of rule-breaking rock n roll his career kept rolling ahead at full steam. To date, he had released three independent albums, chronicled a German gig in front of 15,000 screaming fans on the recent live opus Songs from the Road, made jaws drop at festivals such as Grandoozy, Firefly, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park and Electric Forest, generated millions of streams, launched Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, and performed at festivals alongside icons such as Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Revivalists, Snoop Dog, Dr. Dog, Joe Walsh and Kendrick Lamar, to name a few.  After a string of wild shows (and wilder nights) on tour somewhere in the heart of America, one morning sounded a very loud wakeup call for the singer, songwriter, performer, and namesake of Andy Frasco & The U.N. “I woke up after a five-day bender on cocaine,” he recalls. “This relationship I was in didn’t work out. I bought a house in the Midwest to be close to a girl, but she didn’t trust me. I wouldn’t trust me either, because I was fucking chicks and doing drugs every night on the road. I would take ecstasy just to get out of bed. I was sleep deprived, losing all of my friendships, and fucking overworked. I decided to make a change in my life. I realized that I’m getting older; I couldn’t only be the party guy. I wanted to chronicle my life. I wanted to capture my feelings. I wanted substance in my life and music. I decided to take a step back from this wild life for a second and reevaluate, so I could genuinely enjoy the ride I’m on for the long haul.” The ride ramps up on his third full-length album, the aptly titled Change of Pace. Andy approached recording from a new vantage point encouraged by iconic Widespread Panic bassist and producer Dave Schools.  At sessions in a remote Sonoma County mountain studio in a converted chicken coop of all places, Schools challenged him as a songwriter and lyricist. “Dave sat me down and asked, ‘Who do you want to be? What do you want to be remembered by?’,” recalls Andy. “I never really thought of it that way. He dialed things back for me. He’s become a huge inspiration to me as a musician and a friend. The album began there.” Cutting six songs with Dave, he embarked on something of a “studio tour” to finish Change of Pace. He tapped the talents of Ben Ellman in New Orleans, Charles Goodan in Los Angeles, and Caleb Hawley in New York at Lady Gaga’s Atomic Studios.  As a result, the songs reflect the respective regions. “There’s a grungy Bourbon street feel, hard-working and moody New York energy, and that indie California vibe,” he goes on. “I’m a traveler at the end of the day. I became a musician to travel and give people therapy through music. As part of this revelation, I realized I don’t need to stay at home when I’m off tour. I decided since I’m most comfortable on the road, so I might as well make this record on the road.” The first single “Up/Down” slips from a simmering beat and bass line into a horn-driven swoon. Produced by Goodan, its undeniable refrain proves immediately irresistible as he sings, “Your love is up and down.” “I was just getting through my relationship with that girl from Arkansas,” Andy goes on. “One day, she was happy. The next day, she wasn’t. I speak on the bipolar nature of a relationship. This was the first time I felt that. Normally, I’d be in the next town before things got any further. The song came from an outside point-of-a-view by a guy who never had a real relationship before this in his life!” Meanwhile, the boisterous “Waiting Game” features Schools’ touch and thrives on delightful proclamations such as “I wanna be the man you can tell your momma about!” The theatrical piano chords, cinematic accordion, and barroom chant delivery on “Don’t let the Haters get you down” takes dead aim at “online trolls talking shit from their parents basements.”  The title track “Change of Pace” gallops ahead on tambourine and organ as Andy’s voice stretches to the heavens and back on the admission, “I’m looking for change of pace. Then, I’ll be on my way.” “Everyone has an idea of how you should live your life,” he states. “If you’re dealing with something that you’re not into, try something the complete opposite. Instead of always pondering what you could do tomorrow, do it today.” In the end, this change elevates Andy to a new level. “I’d love for people to connect to the songs in addition to the live show,” he leaves off. “I’m a philosopher and a musician at the end of the day. I want to emulate those aspects in my work. I’m also just a guy trying to find happiness like everyone else is. It’s about being okay with the lows, not getting too high with the highs, and being comfortable in your own skin.”  web: http://andyfrasco.comvid: https://youtu.be/lA7kMiLVeMg Hayley Jane and the Primates Hayley Jane & The Primates combine Americana, soul and rock & roll with rich lyrical imagery that electrifies the heart. At the helm is rising star, Hayley Jane. She leads the band through an infectious live experience filled with powerful vocal range, vibrant dance choreography and dramatic performance that captivates her devoted fanbase. Hailing from Boston MA, the band was the winner of the 2014 New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana Act Of The Year and has been performing at premiere venues and festivals across the country. Hayley Jane has also established herself as a strong female presence in the national music scene and was recently featured in the RELIX “Women Who Rock” Issue.The band’s first full-length album, Gasoline, was engineered by Brian Wallace of Sublime and released in 2014. The album was recorded during a West Coast Tour that kicked off at the iconic Whisky a Go Go and ended with a Monday Night Football performance at Qualcomm Stadium. Hayley Jane and the Primates released their sophomore album “We’re Here Now” in the Fall of 2017. Produced by Craig Brodhead of Turkuaz, the album carries an energy and poetry that represents the best of American music. web: http://hayleyjaneandtheprimates.comvid: https://youtu.be/DpBl_nZORa0

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Genre: Jam/Rock/AmericanaCover: Donations @ DoorShow: 10PMAges: 21+The Kind ThievesA group of 8 from the heart of Appalachia, The Kind Thieves are unique in the way that they are a chameleon of a musical experience. Transitioning from a bluegrass wildfire to a psychedelic experience, you never know what to expect. Many members being multi-instrumentalists, the style stays switching up and the jams stay fresh for your listening pleasure! With John Colby Elswick dancing between the electric guitar & dobro, Drew Shinhearts plucking the bass, Annie Starshine sliding around on the fiddle, Archibald Johnson picking the acoustic and electric guitars, Andrew Brown beating the skins, Dustin Roberts on auxiliary percussion & ukulele, Gary Reynolds on Trumpet and Banjo, and Jason Lockart on the keys, this diverse group of musicians from different musical backgrounds and areas creates a distinct fusion that is hard to define with a label.web: https://thekindthieves.bandcamp.com/releasesvid: https://youtu.be/WnXWeIOg0OM

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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A sensational blues, jazz, and gospel singer, Earl Thomas returns to San Francisco with his Last Saturday Of the Month Club! No stranger to the spotlight, he made his European debut in Switzerland at the 1992 Montreux Jazz Festival and has been amazing audiences around the globe and earning plaudits from the industry ever since. He has become legendary for shows that hiss with hot powerful energetic performances. His tight 6pc band kicks off right from the start as a warm up for the main attraction, Earl Thomas. Don’t miss the hottest show in town! Tickets are valid for one show only. The doors open at 5:00pm, the first show begins at 7:00pm and the second show at starts 9:30pm. We begin seating for the second show at 9:00pm. Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that customers arrive early to secure preferred seating. Singles patrons will be at sat at the bar.

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www.dungeonfamilytour.com Lineup: Big Boi Goodie Mob Organized Noize AND MORE!

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Mike Kenton (guitar), Phil Alley (guitar) & Chris "Fatty" Burt (upright bass).

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with Rebel Union
At an after party one night we watched a video of The Bands The Last Waltz over a bottle of Knob Creek. It sounded like the dirt I grew up from. That moment musically changed my life. ~ Brent Rupard of Everette Like the great American bands that came before them - new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesnt follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism and mischief. Often their songs are written while touring sometimes during sleepless nights as an odometer tracks the miles or on a day off in a dingy motel room off the beaten path but always organically and always from the heart. Hailing from humble beginnings, Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia unknowingly went to high school a mere eight miles apart in rural Bullitt County, Kentucky. Brent spent much of his youth on his familys horse farm and even dabbled in barrel racing. Anthonys grandpa was a hall of fame quarter horse trainer and, although their families were friends, the two musicians wouldnt meet until the age of 21 when Brent took a guitar lesson from the classically-trained Anthony. Their friendship and musical chemistry was immediate and the pair soon moved to Bowling Green, KY, where the duo cut its teeth playing originals and covers four nights each week while finishing their degrees at Western Kentucky University. It was the burgeoning Bowling Green music scene that Brent and Anthony credit for shaping them into the songwriters and artists they are today, particularly at a venue called WHA bah.Once we started playing music at WHA bah the crowd wasnt just college kids anymore it was people of all ages and all walks of life. They taught us to how to have a good time and not worry about proving ourselves to anyone. They taught us to be true to ourselves, says Anthony.The two friends moved to Nashville after graduation to chase the dream together. Brent started a solo career. Anthony began working as a musician for hire to pay the bills while still playing in Brents band. Throughout this time the roommates continued to write and record demos together until the day the two collaborators decided to form the duo Everette during a writing session and an American band was born. Named for George Clooneys character in O Brother, Where Art Thou? the duo of Everette is a bonafide triple threat. Brent and Anthony co-write almost all of their songs as well as play many of the instruments on Everettes studio recordings. The two young artists are also co-producing their debut project, an experience Brent calls spiritual and one that is critical to the authenticity of Everettes brand of Country music. We have a certain type of rhythm and we get into a symbiotic zone together in the studio that makes the song work, explains Anthony. We have a mutual respect for each others talent and each others feedback when we disagree. Trying to redo a song in someone elses studio it just isnt the same. Everettes brand of country music is filled with swampy harmonicas and bluesy guitar licks mixed with a knack for melodic hooks not unfamiliar to fans of the 80s and 90s. Citing diverse influences ranging from Tom Petty, The Eagles and Randy Travis to Ray Charles, Michael Jackson and John Mayer, Everettes honest and relatable music exudes a crossover appeal that would have fans singing along at Bonnaroo as well as at CMA Music Fest.Everettes Slow Roll is a rollicking, carefree number inviting the listener to escape from the trappings of city life into an afternoon of leisurely possibility. With a dance-friendly beat and an infectious chorus, Slow Roll showcases the duos clever songwriting abilities, including a nod to pop culture classic Dazed and Confused. Hips will immediately begin swaying to Everettes intoxicating Mugshots. At once dangerous and fun-loving, the duo utilized a steel resonator to add a Tarantino soundtrack vibe to the song. That unique element, paired with the songs arena rock chorus, is sure to make Mugshots the universal anthem of wild summer nights.The duo switches gears with the dark and gritty Relapse which showcases an intensity and depth to the young artists songwriting abilities. Everette credits the magic of the heart-wrenching lament to writing it while on the road without time limitations or constraints. Everette often describes its brand as bonfire music because of its communal nature, which relates directly to the Country music genre. Its the same thing we love about Country music and Country radio, says Brent. Just like everyones involved at a bonfire jam, says Anthony. When were on stage we dont want any separation between us and the audience. We want our shows to be an experience. We write songs about us, but theyre really about everyone.

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Genre: DnBCover: $5 Suggested Donation at DoorShow: 9PMAges: 21+Empire-X(FL - Force Recs, Freak /Obscene UK, Teck Cycle UK)https://facebook.com/EmpireXDjhttps://soundcloud.com/empire-xA1-Voodoo & SenseNet(Force Recs, Stepping Forward, Tuff Love Dubs)https://facebook.com/straylightmusicgrouphttps://soundcloud.com/forcerecordingshttps://soundcloud.com/steppingforwardhttps://soundcloud.com/tufflovedubshttps://straylightmusicgroup.comDLX(Force Recordings, Smog Records, Free Love Digi, Signaflo, ADBC)https://facebook.com/DLXScience

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Returning to Mack Kells for our first show there in 2019

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160 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28801
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