UPCOMING MUSIC
Dance Asheville

Thu, Jul 20 · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · folk · gospel · indie · metal · outlaw country · r&b · rock · roots · soul · southern rock

The Steel Woods
w/ The Dirty Soul Revival
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12)

Like their name, The Steel Woods are a hybrid musical force, part hard-edged, part Americana roots country folk, man-made, yet organic, rock but also bluegrass, R&B, blues, gospel, soul and heavy metal, “the materials which America is built on” according to co-founder Wes Bayliss. The Nashville-based band is also steeped in the ethos of Southern rock.


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · country · folk · indie · singer-songwriter

Charles Latham
Free Show on the Patio
6:00pm at The Grey Eagle

Durham, NC based troubadour Charles Latham brings his brand of skewed folk & country to Asheville for the first time!


Thu, Jul 20 · blues · folk · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Suzie Brown & Scot Sax
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

“Bluesy, folky, achy, sweet-voiced Suzie Brown. A practicing cardiologist pursuing a career in singing (her own songs) and playing the guitar, she’s part Emmylou Harris, part Allison Krauss, and totally worth seeing.” - Philadelphia Magazine


Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · folk · indie · rock · roots

Kid Trails
(ft. members of Toro y Moi) & Those Lavender Whales w/ Justin Blackburn & Lo Wolf
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
(21+, Free)

Kid Trails is the brainchild of South Carolina born musician Patrick Jeffords. Along with drummer Andy Woodward, the duo has spent the last 7 years touring the world as members of renowned musical act Toro Y Moi. Since 2014, they have self released 3 EPs and 2016’s “Kid Trails Rising,” mostly playing shows in and around California. June 2 sees the release of a cassette tape with Silk, out on the notoriously weird San Francisco label Death Records.


Thu, Jul 20 · appalachian · folk · guitar · jazz · local · old time · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Tucker
8:00pm at Aloft Asheville

Sarah is a singer and songwriter with great talent in many genres including rock, folk, jazz, and old time – the music of her mountain home. Her love of literature, poetry and theatre enables her to write songs with great depth and passion. She was voted 2013 Best Young Musician in Western North Carolina by the readers of the Mountain Xpress. Sarah was also voted #3 Best Musician in the XPress for her home town of Marshall and Hot Springs for 2013. At the age of 16, she won the Asheville Music Hall's Brown Bag Singer Songwriter Competition in December of 2011 and has released her first CD, The Windowsill Girl (March 2013). She was featured in the film documentary “Over Home: Love Songs of Madison County”, as the next generation ballad songwriter and performer.


Thu, Jul 20 · acoustic · eclectic · folk · guitar · humor · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Bean Tree Remedy
8:00pm at Pack's Tavern

Ashley Bean and David Tarpley organize songs into a sound that will make your ears smile.


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Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · americana · country · folk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Robert Earl Keen
w/ Kasey Chambers & The Danberrys (late)
8:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 adv / $30 DOS / $55 VIP)

From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world. Kasey Chambers opens!


Fri, Jul 21 · country · folk · indie · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

The Jangling Sparrows
6:00pm at French Broad Brewing Co
(Free, donations encouraged)

The Jangling Sparrows, led by Paul Edelman, play timeless, original Soul, Folk, Country and ferocious twang rock.


Fri, Jul 21 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · blues · folk · guitar · jazz · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Jody Carroll
7:30pm at Asheville Guitar Bar
(Free)

Jody Carroll (McMurrian) is an acoustic blues & Roots performer and songwriter. His performances are a site to behold as he effortlessly creates modern interpretations of old Blues masters, his own amazing songs and stories or improvisational musical journeys. He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly soulful singer like no other, blending flavors of old country Blues, Folk, Hill music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true American gumbo.


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Fri, Jul 21 · americana · cello · folk · guitar · indie · local · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · ukulele

The Moon and You
8:00pm at Noble Cider

As Bill DeYoung of Connect Savannah puts it: “Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman combine guitar, cello and two voices in harmony to produce a sweet and sometimes swinging take on Americana-type folk music. It's a rich, full sound: Sometimes you'd swear there were more than two people onstage.” Furstenberg switches mainly between banjo and acoustic guitar at their shows, while Hyman plunks high-energy bass lines and saws out solos on her cello. Ukulele, percussion and electric guitar often make an appearance as well.


Fri, Jul 21 · americana · bluegrass · blues · country · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Freewheelin’ Mamas
8:00pm at The Burger Bar

The Freewheelin' Mamas, based in Asheville, are a folk duo with soulful original tunes and an eclectic mix of covers.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · appalachian · fiddle · folk · garage · humor · indie · local · old time · retro · rock · roots

Krekel and Whoa
9:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)

Krekel and Whoa hail from Asheville, and over the past decade have played more places than either can remember, catering their show to fit a plethora of situations. Always upbeat, you’ll hear this duo (and sometimes trio) saw through vintage fiddle tunes, weave original yarns, and pound out esoteric rock-n-roll beaters. You’ll also feel the authenticity and heart they bring to every performance.


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Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · americana · folk · humor · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

The Lowest Pair
w/ Papa Vay Landers
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

"a duo who doesn’t mind taking the occasional whiff at wide scope lyrical profundity and they connect here with a sweeping personal look at their own lives and the hearts of those around them." - No Depression, Cyrus Rhodes


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · celtic · fiddle · folk · harmony · indie · irish · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

House of Hamill
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

House of Hamill is the new collaborative project between Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (Enter the Haggis). Expect intricate and unpredictable original songs and dance tunes with a rock edge, rooted in Celtic tradition.


Sat, Jul 22 · acoustic · americana · blues · folk · guitar · local · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Ashley Heath
w/ Devils In Dust & The Great American
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Ashley Heath is a singer-songwriter from Marshall, NC who plays a wide range of Americana music. You can hear influences from Eva Cassidy to Bonnie Raitt in her velvety vocals and bluesy guitar picking.


Sat, Jul 22 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · folk · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

The Paper Crowns
9:00pm at Salvage Station

The Paper Crowns improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums ... often while singing harmonies - with a sound somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam.


Sat, Jul 22 · alternative · americana · appalachian · bluegrass · folk · harmony · indie · rock · roots

The Good Bad Kids
9:00pm at Jack of the Wood
($5)

The Good Bad Kids bring a refined folk rock/bluegrass sound to the stage. Known for powerful harmonies and musical diversity, they take the stage and deliver an electrifying, riotous performance that is sure to get you hooked, up out of your seat, and on to the dance floor.


Sun, Jul 23 · acoustic · alternative · americana · folk · guitar · improvisation · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony
7:00pm at 5 Walnut

In 2014, Phan decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and his life changed forever. Along with everything else he needed, he carried a mini-guitar on his back and became known by the name “Shredder” because of how he “shredded the guitar” when he played. Five months of travel on foot, 2,668 miles from the Mexican border all the way into Canada, playing for himself and the people he met, transformed his relationship with music. Phan is a prolific poet, songwriter, and guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. He crafts his songs to give room for improvisation, presence, and self-expression in the moment.


Thu, Jul 27 · appalachian · folk · guitar · jazz · local · old time · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sarah Tucker
6:00pm at Pritchard Park

Sarah is a singer and songwriter with great talent in many genres including rock, folk, jazz, and old time – the music of her mountain home. Her love of literature, poetry and theatre enables her to write songs with great depth and passion. The Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series is presented by Echo Mountain Recording and organized by Asheville Downtown Association.


Thu, Jul 27 · alternative · folk · harmony · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

100 Watt Horse
w/ Axxa/Abraxas, Washboard Abs & Coma Cinema
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

100 Watt Horse comes from Atlanta, bearing/baring naked notes, stark guy-gal harmonies, semi-epic post-folk indie band sunshine through the shadows.


Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · bluegrass · folk · indie · jazz · old time · punk · rock · roots · stringband

The Tillers
CD Release
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Musically, the Tillers wear many hats. Their sound has proven to be an appropriate fit with a wide range of musical styles, including traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz, and punk rock.


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Fri, Jul 28 · alternative · blues · folk · indie · progressive · roots · singer-songwriter · spiritual · vocal · world

Xavier Rudd
8:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($25 adv / $28 DOS)

Enthralling audiences with his ability to wield so many instruments at once, Xavier's 2002 debut album introduced a sound that was a mix of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, blues harp and vocals - something distinctly new, yet tied back through time to the spirit of our ancestors.


Sun, Jul 30 · electronic · emo · folk · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Charles Walker
w/ Ashley Heath & Brie Capone
7:00pm at The Ridge at New Mountain AVL

Boone-based songwriter Charles Walker, 19, blends traditional folk songwriting with rock and electronic elements. Taking influence from Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, and The Thermals, his debut album Truth Be Told was released independently in 2014. He shares the stage with local singer-songwriters Ashley Heath and Brie Capone.


Sun, Jul 30 · americana · appalachian · blues · country · folk · jazz · local · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal

Eleanor Underhill & Friends
9:00pm at 5 Walnut

Eleanor is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, where she further developed her taste for folk and mountain music. It was there that she learned the intricacies of the claw-hammer banjo style and met her musical partner, Molly Rose, leading to the formation of the regional standout group the Barrel House Mamas and later Underhill Rose. Her unique sound is a mesh of folk, jazz, blues, and pop influences.


Tue, Aug 1 · acoustic · alternative · americana · blues · folk · harmony · improvisation · jam · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · tribute · vocal

The Paper Crowns Band & Phuncle Sam
Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash with The Paper Crowns Band (pictured) and Phuncle Sam. The Paper Crowns improvise heavily on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, and drums ... often while singing harmonies - with a sound somewhere between Shovels and Rope and an acoustic Jerry Garcia jam.


Thu, Aug 3 · acoustic · americana · folk · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Redleg Husky
6:30pm at Upcountry Brewing
(Free)

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, Aug 4 - Sat, Aug 5 · african · alternative · americana · dance · festival · folk · funk · hip hop · indie · jazz · local · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

LEAF Downtown AVL
12:00pm at Pack Square Park
(Free)

LEAF Downtown AVL showcases dynamic musical talent, immersive cultural arts performances and local handcraft & culinary artists. Lineup includes The Family Stone (50th Year Anniversary), Easy Star All-Stars (pictured), Rare Essence, Escort [Live Band], LEAF Funk Mix-Tape Band, Free Planet Radio, Fly By Night Rounders, Billy Jonas, Black Masala, The Digs, The Paper Crowns, I-Star, The Hustle Souls, Back South Band, Nex Millen, DJ Malinalli, The Lefties, Lisa Zahiya, Otto Aquaboogy, Big Chief Shaka Zulu, Blue Ridge Pride Drag Show, Unifire Theater, Faerie Kin, Toybox Theater, Hood Huggers Community Talent Show, LEAF International NOLA & many more...


Tue, Aug 8 · alternative · folk · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Erica Russo
w/ Kitty Tsunami
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7)

Erica Russo is an Asheville-based singer-songwriter whose otherworldly tunes are at once delicate and soul-piercing, bathing the listener in tender vocals and haunting melodies that call to mind influences ranging from Cat Power to Ani DiFranco to Early Modest Mouse. Russo combines her dreamy style of folk with indie pop to create deeply reflective and unforgettable songs.


Sun, Aug 13 · alternative · americana · country · folk · humor · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Ben de la Cour
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Ben De La Cour brings to mind a young Townes Van Zandt. He shares a similarly cynical worldview and world-weary, rakish persona, and sings in an assured baritone that he would probably prefer was fueled by quality bourbon, although rotgut might do the job in a pinch. And as he makes clear from the git-go, he’s no stranger to being in a pinch.


Sun, Aug 13 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Waxahatchee
w/ Palehound & Outer Spaces
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Out in the Storm, Katie Crutchfield’s fourth album as Waxahatchee and her second release with Merge, is the blazing result of a woman reawakened. Her most autobiographical and honest album to date, Out in the Storm is a self-reflective anchor in the story of both her songwriting and her life.


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Tue, Aug 15 · alternative · blues · folk · indie · local · psychedelic · rock

The Cannonball Jars
w/ Cult Of Kings & The Aisles Of Jane Doe
9:00pm at PULP
($7 / $5 members / +$2 under 21)

The Cannonball Jars, based in Asheville, play hazed-out summer love songs and rock and roll anthems dedicated to plants. The song styles range from clandestine poetry to shout-out, sing-a-long choruses. Their output spans Psychedelic Rock, Blues, Punk and Folk. Influences include The Velvet Underground, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elliott Smith, Swervedriver, The Beatles, Pixies, Black Lips, Ramones and early Green Day.


Thu, Aug 17 · alternative · americana · folk · harmony · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Wild Reeds
w/ Alexa Rose
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $14 DOS)

The Wild Reeds' sound is highlighted by the interweaving vocal harmonies of three phenomenally talented front-women - Kinsey Lee, Sharon Silva and Mackenzie Howe - who swap lead vocal duties and shuffle between an array of acoustic and electric instruments throughout the set. They are backed by a rhythm section of Nick Jones (drums) and Nick Phakpiseth (bass).


Sun, Aug 20 · americana · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter

Martha Scanlan
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

The gift of a great storyteller is the bringing of the listener into the story, and the story into the listener. It’s not just the words of the songs that provide that rare lasting transformative alchemy that has become so characteristic of Martha Scanlan’s work, and earned her the small loyal cult following that seems to be steadily growing. It’s the space between the words, the current of things, the sound of the place itself.


Fri, Aug 25 - Sat, Aug 26 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · blues · festival · folk · guitar · indie · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

Jam In the Trees
7:00pm at Pisgah Brewing
($25 Friday / $50 Saturday / $60 Two Day Pass)

Jam in the Trees’ Friday schedule starts with Zoe & Cloyd, followed by Underhill Rose, then Larry Keel. Doors at 7, show starts at 8pm, all on the Indoor Stage. Gates open Saturday at 12pm, with music starting at 1pm throughout the day until 11pm on the beautiful Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage, music inside all day, followed by an After Hours Jam at 11pm on the Indoor Stage with special guest artists from the day! Performers include The Infamous Stringdusters (pictured), Acoustic Syndicate, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Tim O’Brien & Jan Fabricius, Jim Lauderdale, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Jeffrey Foucault, Front Country, Eilen Jewell, Cicada Rhythm & more.


Sat, Aug 26 · acoustic · americana · folk · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter

Michael Reno Harrell
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15 adv / $18 DOS)

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, storyteller, published author and all around great entertainer. One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocketknife, well worn and familiar, but razor sharp and with a point.


Sun, Aug 27 · alternative · folk · funk · guitar · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

John Butler Trio
w/ Landon McNamara at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
6:30pm at The Orange Peel
($30 adv / $35 DOS)

There are dirty Stevie Wonder-style boogies, ghostly refrains that could come from Simon and Garfunkel, sonic poltergeists which seem, at times, to resemble lost rock classics. In the hands of a lesser man this would be mere thievery dressed up as ‘eclecticism’. But Butler is a maestro – he takes his influences and transcends them. He creates a sound that is as ancient as aboriginal bone-art and yet as modern as your Twitter feed. He has been hailed as one of the world’s greatest guitarists, a musician’s musician, one whose sound offers not three chords and the truth but a thousand.


Sun, Sep 3 · blues · classic rock · folk · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Roky Erickson
w/ Death Valley Girls
9:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($22 adv / $25 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Legendary rock n roll pioneer Roger Kynard "Roky" Erickson hails from Austin, Texas. He is, in the words of music writer Richie Unterberger, one of "the unknown heroes of rock and roll." As singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the legendary Austin, TX band The 13th Floor Elevators, the first rock and roll band to describe their music as "psychedelic", Roky had a profound impact on the San Francisco scene when the group traveled there in 1966. While bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Jefferson Airplane had the their roots in traditional acoustic folk music, the Elevators unique brand of heavy, hard-rocking electric blues pointed to a new direction for the music of the hippie generation.


Wed, Sep 6 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Mountain Goats
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $26)

The Mountain Goats are an American indie folk band formed in Claremont, California by singer-songwriter John Darnielle. The band is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


Fri, Sep 8 · activist · alternative · blues · folk · funk · indie · new orleans · pop · progressive · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal · world

Hurray For The Riff Raff
w/ Xenia Rubinos
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

For her band's latest recording, Alynda Segarra drew early inspiration from cult favorite Rodriguez, a Mexican-American who translated working-class stories from Detroit into powerful rock ballads, and the Ghetto Brothers, an underground band from the 1970s South Bronx who stitched Puerto Rican nationalist messages into a rough-hewn fabric of Santana and Sly and the Family Stone Afro-Caribbean funk. She reached back to her cultural ancestors in the form of the radical political group the Young Lords and the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe.


Fri, Sep 8 · americana · blues · folk · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

The Whiskey Charmers
6:00pm at The Grey Eagle
(Free)

The Whiskey Charmers is a Detroit-based Americana band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to riding through the desert with the top down. Mike McGonigal of the Detroit Metro Times says “There might be a plethora of Americana/ roots-infused acts in the greater Detroit area, but the Whiskey Charmers are a real cut above. This bunch are not poseurs. They do not strum ukuleles. They do not write songs about cowpoke bullshit. Their music is charming, original, and always a delight.”


Sat, Sep 9 · americana · bluegrass · folk · rock · roots · tribute

Grateful Ball w/ Travelin’ McCourys
+ Jeff Austin Band
7:00pm at New Mountain AVL
($22 adv / $27 DOS)

The Grateful Ball is a truly unique concert event with a set from Jeff Austin Band followed by a set from The Travelin' McCourys and ending with a combined set from both bands performing all Grateful Dead songs.


Fri, Sep 15 · alternative · folk · indie · pop · rock

Delta Rae
w/ Liz Longley
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20)

Rolling Stone proclaimed that "if Fleetwood Mac came up in North Carolina, they might resemble Delta Rae."


Fri, Sep 15 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · old time · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocal

Billy Strings – Downtown After 5
w/ Whiskey Shivers
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
(Free)

Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets, Billy Strings’ songs, his articulation, his entire approach, sounds so authentic and steeped in tradition. Hailing from Austin, Whiskey Shivers’ bluegrass-fueled Americana infused with punk rock energy, is infectious and joyful.


Sat, Sep 16 · acoustic · folk · guitar · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Tret Fure
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($15)

Tret Fure’s award winning career spans 47 years, releasing 15 albums. Her latest CD, Rembrandt Afternoons was chosen by the acclaimed folk show “Midnight Special” as their album of the week. Tret has often been called "a songwriter’s songwriter".


Sun, Sep 17 · activist · alternative · americana · celtic · classical · fiddle · folk · indie · singer-songwriter

Gaelynn Lea
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

Gaelynn Lea is a musician from Duluth, MN. She has been playing violin for over twenty years. First classically trained, she began learning traditional Celtic and American fiddle tunes at the age of 18. During her college years Gaelynn started sitting in with various folk/rock musicians and developed an improvisational style all her own. Eventually she also began singing and dabbling in songwriting. Gaelynn has a congenital disability called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or Brittle Bones Disease. In recent years, she has used her music as a platform to advocate for people with disabilities and to promote positive social change.


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.


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.


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

The Lone Bellow
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $18 adv / $20 DOS / $79 VIP)
Tickets now on sale

Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin are the harmonizing voices of Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio Lone Bellow.


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.


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

Wilco
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($45-$85)
Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday, July 21

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.


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)
Tickets now on sale

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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