Dance Asheville

Wed, Sep 20 · acoustic · americana · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Redleg Husky
w/ Alexa Rose
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($8)

Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots duo based in Asheville. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond.


Fri, Sep 22 · alternative · americana · folk · harmony · roots · singer-songwriter · ukulele · vocal

Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($12)

Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards transcend the genre of folk Americana, their music echoing inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/ songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.


Sun, Sep 24 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · guitar · gypsy · harmony · jazz · old time · roots · singer-songwriter

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
w/ Sam Gleaves
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

Two-time Grammy® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer celebrate their 45th recording, Get Up & Do Right. They are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and many other instruments. An eclectic folk festival on their own terms, their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk including some original gems. Their versatility defies a brief description, perhaps “well rounded Americana” does it best. “As close to flawless folk/bluegrass as it gets.” — Billboard Magazine


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Thu, Sep 28 · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · gospel · harmony · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

The Secret Sisters
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, The Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by a range of uniquely American musical styles, including country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.


Thu, Sep 28 · appalachian · celtic · dance · fiddle · folk · indie · rock · roots · world

Scythian
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15)

Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance, rock concert experience. Founded almost a decade ago by two classically trained brothers, Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka, Nashville’s Music City Roots says Scythian is ‘what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling’, and the Washington Post dubbed them "DC's most energetic and eclectic band" and said “Scythian’s enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses.”


Fri, Sep 29 · alternative · folk · harmony · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Lone Bellow
w/ Mt. Joy
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS / $79 VIP)
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Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin are the harmonizing voices of Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio Lone Bellow.


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Sat, Oct 7 · alternative · americana · blues · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Chris Knight
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Ten years and five acclaimed albums into one of the most uncompromising careers in American music, the singer/songwriter whose work has been compared to Prine, Cash and Nebraska-era Springsteen by some the toughest music writers in America may have finally conquered his most demanding critic of all: himself. The music itself is a richly organic sonic mosaic where snarling guitars and pounding drums live alongside mournful violas, plucky banjos, B-3 organ and even the occasional trombone and bouzouki.


Sun, Oct 8 · alternative · folk · grunge · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Widowspeak
w/ Clearance
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

Widowspeak exists somewhere in the overlap between somber indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre, “cowboy grunge.” At the heart of the band, there is a palpable duality, a push and pull between the delicate and the deliberate: the contrast of lead singer-songwriter Molly Hamilton’s strikingly beautiful voice and poignant melodies with the terrestrial reality of being a four-piece rock band.


Sun, Oct 8 · alternative · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · indie · old time · progressive

Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
w/ Kitchen Dwellers
9:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($12 / $15 DOS)

While strongly rooted in bluegrass, old-time, and folk music, Wisconsin-based Horseshoes and Hand Grenades produces a sound that draws on the vaults of music collectively and individually enjoyed throughout the course of their lives thus far. The music doesn’t lend itself well to categories or boundaries.


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Mon, Oct 9 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Wilco
w/ Margaret Glaspy
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($45-$85)
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Wilco, led by Jeff Tweedy, is based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar's departure. Margaret Glaspy opens.


Fri, Oct 13 · americana · bluegrass · blues · celtic · country · folk · guitar · instrumental · jazz · rock · roots

The Jerry Douglas Band
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $32 adv / $35 DOS)
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Dobro master and 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. In addition to being widely recognized as the foremost master of the Dobro, Jerry Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording artist whose output incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, rock, jazz, blues and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.


Sat, Oct 14 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · country · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

Mandolin Orange
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $16 adv / $18 DOS)

This "Lyrical-Country-Grassy-Folk" band from Chapel Hill counts John Hartford, Gram Parsons, Iris Dement, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian & Dave, Cole Porter, Norman Blake, The Beatles, Tim O'Brien, My Morning Jacket & The Black Keys among their influences.


Sat, Oct 14 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · harmony · indie · local · roots · singer-songwriter

Tellico
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

Tellico is the most recent product of Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, its members well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic Appalachiacana sound. The band features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle, vocals) and Stig Stiglets (bass, vocals), formerly of Dehlia Low, with Aaron Ballance (also formerly of Dehlia Low) on dobro and lap steel and Jed Willis (formerly of Town Mountain, Wooden Toothe) on mandolin, clawhammer banjo and telecaster. Well known for their rootsy, authentic singing and vocal harmony, as well as in the hard-edge nostalgic yet modern themes of their songwriting, the quartet combines some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond.


Wed, Oct 18 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · country · folk · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Claire Lynch Band
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($20)

Dolly Parton credits Claire with "one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today." Claire's harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians. Equally gifted as a songwriter, her songs have been recorded by The Seldom Scene, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Cherryholmes, The Whites and others. Blazing her own trail in the mid '70s when there were few role models for a young woman in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band, which evolved in the '80s and '90s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed The Claire Lynch Band in 2005.


Wed, Oct 18 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Emily Saliers (of The Indigo Girls)
Murmuration Nation Tour
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($17 adv / $20 DOS)

Thirty years into one of the most storied careers in popular music, Emily Saliers decided to record her debut album. "What's a 53 year old woman doing making her first solo record?" muses Saliers, best known as one half of the iconic duo Indigo Girls. "What compels someone like me to follow this strong attachment to rhythmic music?" Murmuration Nation answers those questions both passionately and profoundly. In this "post-fact" era in which we find ourselves living today, Saliers' fearless voice and insightful perspective feel more vital and relevant than ever before.


Fri, Oct 20 · alternative · country · folk · indie · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter

Hiss Golden Messenger
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $16 adv / $18 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Hiss Golden Messenger has occupied a strange place in the folk/country scene for some time. The group’s spare arrangements and fragile melodies recall anti-folk stalwarts, but M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch have always had a fondness for arrangements that allow the group’s songs to flourish. Their take on these traditions has always been rich and devoted without falling into slavish obsession with tradition. Taylor and Hirsch are still fully aware that they’re musicians in the 21st century, as evidenced by the tinges of rock and R&B that bleed into the group’s songs. - Pop Matters


Fri, Oct 27 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Avett Brothers – Night 1
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($35-$55)

Ultimately, The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about experiences that they as humans have known to humans who know what they mean. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.


Sat, Oct 28 · alternative · americana · folk · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Avett Brothers – Night 2
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($35-$55)

Ultimately, The Avett Brothers joined together to present songs about experiences that they as humans have known to humans who know what they mean. Subject matters are tragic, joyful and inexhaustible.


Sun, Oct 29 · americana · folk · roots · singer-songwriter

Slaid Cleaves
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled.


Sat, Nov 4 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Bon Iver
7:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($49.50 - $99)
Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, Aug 25

Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. The name "Bon Iver" is derived from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning "good winter", taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.


Sun, Nov 12 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · singer-songwriter · vocal

Ray LaMontagne
7:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($49.50 - $89.50)

"Ray LaMontagne is perfectly content being an outsider from the world of popular music, living in a 19th-century farmhouse in the Berkshires, driving old cars and spending his days laboring away on his ethereal music." - Rolling Stone


Tue, Nov 14 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Shawn Colvin
8:00pm at Diana Wortham Theatre
(Premium Seating $70 / Regular Seating $50)

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warmhearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. This fall she celebrate the 20th Anniversary of her breakthrough album "A Few Small Repairs," featuring Colvin and a full band performing the album in its entirety alongside a variety of hits, personal favorites and surprises from her repertoire. Special guests Larry and Teresa Campbell will appear as support on the tour. A copy of Shawn Colvin's forthcoming album is included with your ticket order for this show.


Sun, Nov 19 · alternative · bluegrass · celtic · country · folk · indie · irish · jam · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Gaelic Storm
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm - the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band - is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.


Fri, Nov 24 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · classical · country · folk · guitar · jazz · roots

The Kruger Brothers – Night 1
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($28 adv / $32 DOS)

Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music.


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Sat, Nov 25 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · classical · country · folk · guitar · jazz · roots

The Kruger Brothers – Night 2
8:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($28 adv / $32 DOS)

Originally from Switzerland, brothers Uwe and Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and were particularly inspired by recordings of Doc Watson, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and other progenitors of country, bluegrass and folk music.


Sat, Dec 16 · alternative · art rock · folk · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Angel Olsen
w/ White Magic
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Angel Olsen's disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-center than before in her new work, and the overall production is lighter. Yet the strange, raw power and slowly unspooling incantations of her previous efforts remain, so anyone who might attempt to pigeonhole Olsen as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality is going to be wrong whichever way they choose - Olsen continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace.


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Clint Black
Thu, Sep 21

Mark Chesnutt
Benefit the Asheville Fire Fighters’ Association
Sat, Sep 23

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
Mon, Sep 25

Buddy Guy
Tue, Sep 26

Sylvan Esso
w/ Helado Negro
Fri, Sep 29

The Head And The Heart
w/ The Shelters
Sat, Sep 30

Wilco
w/ Margaret Glaspy
Mon, Oct 9
Tickets now on sale

The Marshall Tucker Band
w/ Scooter Brown Band
Sun, Oct 22

The Avett Brothers - Night 1
Fri, Oct 27

The Avett Brothers - Night 2
Sat, Oct 28

Gladys Knight and Friends
w/ Little Big Town & Lyric
Sun, Oct 29
Tickets on sale at 10am Tuesday, Aug 29

Bon Iver
Sat, Nov 4
Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, Aug 25

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The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
Mon, Sep 25
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Scythian
Thu, Sep 28

The Queers
w/ The Ataris & The Indoor Kids
Sat, Sep 30

Greyhounds
Thu, Oct 12

Emily Saliers (of The Indigo Girls)
Murmuration Nation Tour
Wed, Oct 18

Unknown Hinson
Halloween Show
Tue, Oct 31

Red Baraat
Sun, Nov 12

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Broken Social Scene
w/ Belle Game
Thu, Sep 21

Drive-By Truckers - Night 1
w/ Lydia Loveless
Fri, Sep 22
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Drive-By Truckers - Night 2
w/ Lydia Loveless
Sat, Sep 23
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Liars
Sun, Sep 24

Eagles Of Death Metal
Thu, Sep 28

The Lone Bellow
w/ Mt. Joy
Fri, Sep 29
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Crystal Castles
Sun, Oct 1
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Thundercat
Tue, Oct 3

Liquid Stranger
w/ Manic Focus, Russ Liquid & Freddy Todd
Fri, Oct 6

Chris Knight
Sat, Oct 7

Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Easy Action
Tue, Oct 10
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Run The Jewels
w/ Denzel Curry CUZ Lightyear
Wed, Oct 11
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Thievery Corporation
w/ Zach Deputy
Thu, Oct 12
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The Jerry Douglas Band
Fri, Oct 13
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Hiss Golden Messenger
Fri, Oct 20
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North Mississippi Allstars
w/ Danielle Nicole
Sat, Nov 4
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Slowdive
Fri, Nov 17
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Kamasi Washington
Sun, Dec 3
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Angel Olsen
w/ White Magic
Sat, Dec 16
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