w/ Few More Days
9:00pm at The Mothlight
Conrado Isasa, born to Uruguayan parents in Madrid, Spain, 1977, is a guitarist and composer based in Madrid. He has been an active member of the city’s underground music scene since the early '90s. He has performed throughout Spain and UK as a solo artist. Strongly inspired by the American Primitive guitarists – John Fahey, Glenn Jones and Jack Rose – Isasa plays acoustic guitar and weissenborn in an organic, serene and meditative style. His music is a relaxed and unhurried experience for the listener. It projects a spiritual and twilight beauty.
Tue, Jul 25 · dance · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · swingThe House Hoppers
Swing Asheville Dance
7:00pm at THE BLOCK off biltmore
Mick Glasgow leads a stellar swarm of musical friends in the Old New-Orleans-style jazz band tradition. Dance ($5) runs from 9-11pm, followed by late night blues dancing til the venue closes ($2) Intermediate class at 7pm and beginner class at 8pm. Class: $10/$8 Swing Asheville members.
8:30pm at Crow & Quill
($5-10 Suggested Donation)
Led by xylophonist Jason DeCristofaro, the group also features trombonist Jamie Warren, guitarist Annie Erbsen and bassist Kevin Kehrberg. The quartet performs standards, Hot Jazz, and Swing from the 1910s through the 1940s.
Sat, Aug 12 · alternative · indie · instrumental · rockonj.
w/ To Forget & VIA
9:30pm at The Mothlight
onj. is a band that writes loud instrumental songs. Their new album, "Alone" is an attempt to capture the various feelings of being left alone while dealing with depression, loss, and separation.
Shows at 7pm and 9pm
7:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($30 Advance / $35 Day of Show)
"It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he’s found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." – The New York Times
Fri, Sep 15 · acoustic · americana · bluegrass · eclectic · folk · guitar · indie · instrumental · old time · punk · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional · vocalBilly Strings – Downtown After 5
w/ Whiskey Shivers
5:00pm at Downtown After 5
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.
Tue, Oct 3 · alternative · eclectic · funk · indie · instrumental · jazz · punk · r&b · rock · soul · vocalThundercat
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $20 adv / $22 DOS)
THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner. Bruner found his instrument at the age of 4. That made him a late-bloomer in the house of Ronald, Sr., who drummed with the Temptations among others. His first bass was a black Harmony, and he practiced to the Ninja Turtles soundtrack until pops played him Jaco Pastorius. He joined thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies as a teenager, and spent road and studio time with everyone from Stanley Clarke to Snoop Dogg to Erykah Badu. Eventually the name Thundercat stuck, a reference to the cartoon he’s loved since childhood and an extension of Bruner’s wide-eyed, vibrant, often superhuman approach to his craft.
Fri, Oct 13 · americana · bluegrass · blues · celtic · country · folk · guitar · instrumental · jazz · rock · rootsThe 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.
Fri, Oct 27 · americana · bluegrass · country · instrumental · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · vocalSam Bush
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($30 adv / $35 DOS)
The Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride has long since established himself as roots royalty, revered for both his solo and sideman work, which includes time with Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck.