UPCOMING MUSIC
Dance Asheville

Thu, Jul 20 · alternative · hip hop · indie · local · progressive · rap · singer-songwriter · vocal

SIYAH
6:00pm at Pritchard Park
(Free)

SIYAH, whose stage name stands for “Strugglin' Improves Your Ambitious Hustle,” will continue the The Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series with his forward-looking hip hop.


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


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Thu, Jul 20 · acoustic · alternative · appalachian · fiddle · guitar · indie · jazz · local · new orleans · ragtime · singer-songwriter · stringband

Carolina Catskins
8:00pm at Crow & Quill
($5 donation at the door)

Enjoy the vintage swinging sounds of local favorites Carolina Catskins.


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.


Fri, Jul 21 · alternative · ambient · electronic · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · synth

Phantogram & Tycho
Presented by The Orange Peel at The Meadow (Highland Brewing) OUTDOOR SHOW
7:00pm at The Orange Peel
($36 adv / $41 DOS)

Phantogram - Josh Carter (vocals, guitars) and Sarah Barthel (vocals, keyboards) blend electro rock, dream pop, electronica and trip hop.


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.


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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.


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.


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Fri, Jul 21 · acoustic · americana · appalachian · guitar · local · old time · roots · singer-songwriter · traditional

Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink
8:30pm at Cork & Keg

Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink present traditional songs and tunes from the rural South. Frank plays guitar, slide guitar, and banjo. Allie plays guitar and banjo also, and they share singing lead and harmony. They perform as a duo and with their old­time band The Freight Hoppers.


Fri, Jul 21 · improvisation · jam · progressive · psychedelic · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

Interstellar Boys
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
($18 adv / $22 DOS / $50 VIP)

The Interstellar Boys are first and foremost borne from a collection of friendships. Musical friendships that date back as far as 30 years. Todd Nance, Daniel Hutchens, Jerry Joseph, Sam Holt, John Neff and Jon Mills have shared stages and songs over the years and now form a new band that draws on those decades of collaboration. Todd Nance brings undeniable experience and depth to the band as a founding member/drummer/songwriter of Widespread Panic. Daniel Hutchens has been a driving force with the band Bloodkin for 29 years (and counting) and is widely recognized as one of the South’s great modern day songwriters. Jerry Joseph and his various bands have been recording and touring on a national/international scale since the 80’s. Jerry’s expertise as a musician/songwriter is as unquestionable as his passion for sharing the power of music.


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


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Sat, Jul 22 · guitar · local · singer-songwriter · vocal

Jeff Thompson Giving Trio
w/ Ben Phan
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($12 adv / $15 DOS)

New Orleans native Jeff Thompson is a two time winner of "Best of WNC" awards in the "singer/songwriter" category and has been featured in Performing Songwriter Magazine.


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 · alternative · blues · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

Erica Blinn
7:00pm at Highland Brewing
(Free)

Erica Blinn constructs American rock songs one earnest melody at a time. She forces Midwestern air through beat-up harmonicas and hammers out honest words that stretch and twist through her songs. The same two hands that have dug graves and revved Harleys on the highway, strum away on an old Fender Telecaster Deluxe that she's armed with onstage. Blinn bends the rules of blues and knocks down the walls of pop to create her own brand of blue collar rock-n-roll music that everyone can stand up for and be proud of.


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.


Sun, Jul 23 · blues · retro · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul

Emma Hern
w/ Zach Torres
5:30pm at Isis Music Hall
($10)

Emma Hern bridges the time gap with her retro rock and soul sound. Her music is steeped in the late '60s and early '70s rock and blues she was raised on in Richmond, Virginia, while her electricity on stage is a fresh force to be reckoned with.


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.


Sun, Jul 23 · african · art rock · classical · electronic · indie · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · synth · vocal

Koden
w/ Brucemont
7:30pm at Isis Music Hall

Koden combines Chill-Wave, Motown and African rhythms with post-modern classical chord changes and jazz vocal harmonies comparable to Steely Dan. With vocal styles reminiscent of Elliot Smith and Sade, the band, invokes an urban serene feel to its music. Recently released our self-titled debut album and are on a southeast tour this weekend wrapping up in Asheville on Sunday at Isis Music Hall.


Sun, Jul 23 · alternative · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Ian Ridenhour
w/ Goodfight & Zuzu Welsh Band
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7 adv / $10 DOS)

Ian Ridenhour writes smart, piano-driven alternative rock music with pop sensibilities and a dark streak, or as Sav Buist of The Accidentals puts it: “like Jack White and Ben Folds had a baby.”


Wed, Jul 26 · alternative · country · electronic · guitar · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

David Cook
w/ Kathryn Dean
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 / $70 VIP)

When David Cook moved to Nashville in 2012, the expectation was that this singer-songwriter from the Heartland would emphasize the rootsy side of his sensibility, and sure enough, he had immediate success co-writing country tunes, including the Top-20 single “Kiss You Tonight” for David Nail in 2014. But new album Digital Vein is something else entirely, with Cook’s powerful voice and dynamic guitar work knifing through vibrant soundscapes that boldly juxtapose man-made grooves and electronic textures.


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.


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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.


Sat, Jul 29 · acoustic · blues · guitar · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Roots and Dore
6:00pm at 5 Walnut

Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again, Riyen Roots and Kenny Dore are taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits.


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 · alternative · art rock · chamber · classical · electronic · fusion · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter

Alex Travers
w/ Bless Your Heart
9:00pm at PULP
(21+, $7 members / $9 non-members)

Alex Travers is a musician living, teaching and working in the city of Asheville. Born 1991 in upstate NY, he was raised in the Raleigh area. While growing as a musician and individual he acquired his bachelors degree in violin performance from Appalachian State University. Throughout his upbringing and education, his work as a collaborative artist, arranger, performer, teacher, violinist and songwriter permeated into a variety of musical styles and genres. From Baroque to electronic, from studios to concert halls, his involvement is anything but bland. Absorbing every experience like a sponge, he is likely to squeeze the most out of any piece, performance or project he comes across. Musical influences include Phillip Glass, Elliott Smith, the Pixies, Andrew Bird, J.S. Bach, Buckethead, and many others.


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 · activist · alternative · benefit · hip hop · indie · rap · rock · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

Michael Franti & Spearhead
9:00pm at Salvage Station
($31 adv / $36 DOS)

Musician, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force using music as a vehicle for positive change as well as his unforgettable, high energy shows with his band, Spearhead. This is a benefit show to support MountainTrue and a portion of proceeds from the show will go to clean up the French Broad River.


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.


Thu, Aug 3 · alternative · appalachian · indie · local · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

Modern Strangers
Album Release Show w/ Deja Fuze & Story Daniels
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($7)

Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based "Mountain Janglepop" band. Fresh off their win at the Race to the Stage band competition and their prime spot at this years Mountain Sports Festival, Modern Strangers are consistently putting on High Energy, Toe Tapping, Dance Floor filling, Hook-filled Parties.


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...


Sun, Aug 6 · alternative · indie · singer-songwriter · vocal

Adam Torres
w/ Daniel Shearin
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8 adv / $10 DOS)

In 2006, 20-year-old Adam Torres released his debut album Nostra Nova. The album’s 11 songs are idiosyncratic and varied – as are many great songs – with each existing as its own little world. It’s influenced by the works of visual artist Adolf Wolfli and C.G. Jung, and it’s the sound of Torres making something beautiful. Having penned more than 100 songs since 2006, he quietly released his first music since Nostra Nova in 2012 through DC cassette-label DZ Tapes, which featured tape-recorded demos made inside the apartments he lived in during his time in Ecuador. In 2015, Nostra Nova saw a small reissue. Called a “cult classic” by The A.V. Club, the album finally achieved its due, earning additional praise from Stereogum, VICE, Popmatters, All Music Guide, and Flavorwire, which wrote of Torres as, “...someone who was, at an early age, able to connect his own odd experiences to the concept of life itself in an almost innate way.”


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.


Thu, Aug 10 · alternative · indie · local · orchestral · singer-songwriter · vocal

Carly Taich
w/ Maddie Shuler & Livingdog
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($5)

Carly Taich’s upcoming album, Reverie, is both an observation and a daydream. Layers of violin weave between her sultry vocals in duet fashion while the rest of the band takes off into a groovy wonderland. Her stories have a raw honesty like those of Sufjan Stevens or Angel Olsen; and a soulful optimism that reminds one of Lianne LaHavas. It is difficult to say who is the album’s true hero - Carly’s vocals, her lyrics, or the powerful orchestration that carries them through from one song to the next. If one thing is for certain, Carly Taich’s music cuts to the center of the heart.


Fri, Aug 11 · alternative · indie · psychedelic · punk · rock · singer-songwriter · synth

Sweet Knives
w/ The Missing Stares & The Chickenhawks
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($8)

In 2005 Memphis black-wave synth punk band Lost Sounds called it quits after being kicked out of a house in Stuttgart in the middle of a long long night. With that, four albums and numerous singles and outtakes releases were leftover, and the brutal live show would never happen again. As Jay Reatard (½ of the Lost Sounds songwriting team with Alicja Trout) continued to grow his hopeful career on Matador Records the other band members moved on down less-publicised roads. Rich Crook, drummer of Lost Sounds, formed Lover! and THING and toured as singer/guitar player. Alicja toured with River City Tanlines, Black Sunday, Mouserocket, and released solo recordings as Alicja-pop. Meanwhile time was healing the wounds that had caused the band break-up. Sadly Jay’s light died in January 2010. Alicja, Rich, and original member John Garland have brought back a set of tunes from the old Lost Sounds closet. Along with Johnny Valiant on bass they are called Sweet Knives, named after a song from the Lost Sounds 2004 In The Red “Future Touch” seven song EP. Lost Sounds was known for a sound filled with angst, paranoia, and anxiety all rolled up in a synth laden rock n roll tasty burrito. Sweet Knives carries on the quest with a new delivery, less likely to fall apart and fall off stage, and more likely to infect a room with a symphony of sharpened blades.


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.


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).


Sat, Aug 19 - Sun, Aug 20 · blues · funk · guitar · local · r&b · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal

2017 River Valley Blues Festival
12:00pm at Salvage Station
($25 day / $40 weekend)

TWO days of music, food, brews, vendors and more. Artists scheduled to appear include local favorites The Dirty Badgers, The Zuzu Welsh Band, The Paper Crowns, Ashley Heath, Roots & Dore, Virginia and The Slims, and Moses Jones, and two very special national headlining acts - Saturday night, Grammy-nominated Janiva Magness (pictured), and Sunday evening, the 2010 International Blues Challenge winner Grady Champion. Tickets will be $25 for either day individually, or $40 for the weekend. Our emcee again this year will be AshevilleFM's own Blueshound, host of the weekly blues show Soul Of The Blues (Fridays 7-9pm). Saturday Schedule: Ashley Heath 1pm ; Paper Crowns 2:30pm ; Moses Jones 4pm ; Dirty Badgers 5:30pm ; Janiva Magness 7:30pm. Sunday: Roots & Dore 1pm ; Virginia & The Slims 2:30pm ; Zuzu Welsh Band 4pm ; Grady Champion 6:30pm.


Sat, Aug 19 · alternative · guitar · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Lucy Dacus
w/ Molly Burch
9:30pm at The Mothlight
($10 adv / $12 DOS)

Dacus started playing around Richmond while in college, opening for local acts and eventually meeting Jacob Blizard, a guitarist who invited her to make a record for a college project of his. No Burden, which originally came out in February on the Richmond label EggHunt Records, opens with the forthright, almost brutally honest "I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore," the last song Dacus wrote before the album's day-long recording session at Starstruck Studios in Nashville. Dacus delivers scalpel-sharp observations about resisting pigeonholing over chunky guitars, ticking off ideals of femininity and youth until the track's not-quite-resolution.


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.


Tue, Aug 22 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Portugal. The Man – Night 1
w/ The Dig
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Portugal. The Man plays breezy, psychedelia-tinged alt-pop.


Wed, Aug 23 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Portugal. The Man – Night 2
w/ The Dig
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)

Portugal. The Man plays breezy, psychedelia-tinged alt-pop.


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 · alternative · americana · funk · indie · local · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

RiverLink’s RiverFest
w/ The Get Right Band, Ben Phan & The Soul Symphony & The Greenliners
2:30pm at Salvage Station
(Free, $5 Donation For Wristband)

The Get Right Band (pictured) is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. Opener Ben Phan is a prolific poet, songwriter, and guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. The Greenliners are a high energy acoustic ensemble, hailing from Asheville, built around a solid foundation of guitar, mandolin, and upright bass.


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.


Sat, Aug 26 · alternative · indie · pop · punk · rock · singer-songwriter

Goo Goo Dolls
w/ Phillip Phillips
7:30pm at Biltmore House

A Boy Named Goo had a catchy rock sound, and became one of the most successful alternative rock albums of the mid-1990s. It sold modestly in this time; however, it was not until the release of the single "Name" that the band experienced any viable commercial success. A Boy Named Goo became the first album in Metal Blade history to achieve double-platinum status.


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.


Sat, Sep 2 · alternative · indie · rock · singer-songwriter

Mike Farris
w/ The Roseland Rhythm Revue
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($25 / $40 VIP)

Whether rearranging songs of centuries past or infusing new lyrical life to half-songs, it becomes clear that Mike’s vocal gift is simply the surface of a very deep well. Presented by The Altamont Theatre at The Grey Eagle.


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)
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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 · alternative · americana · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

RiverLink’s RiverMusic: Drivin N Cryin
w/ Darrin Bradbury & Ouroboros Boys
5:00pm at Salvage Station
(Free, $5 Donation For Wristband)

Drivin N Cryin is led by acclaimed rock/ alt-country /folk singer and songwriter Kevn Kinney.


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.”


Sun, Sep 10 · alternative · indie · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Kevin Morby
w/ Shannon Lay
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($15)

City Music is also the new album by Kevin Morby. Full of listless wanderlust, it's a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mould. As he puts it: "It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me."


Tue, Sep 12 · alternative · indie · pop · singer-songwriter

Bleachers
w/ Tove Stryke
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $28 DOS)

In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Bleachers (Jack Antonoff) is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. Antonoff collaborated with Taylor Swift co-writing and producing her chart-topping hit “Out of the Woods” along with two other tracks from her No. 1 album 1989. He also received a 2014 Golden Globe® nomination for his collaboration with Swift on her hit song “Sweeter Than Fiction.” Jack has worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy®-nominated hit “Brave,” as well as Canadian indie icons Tegan and Sara and more. Jack recently curated and founded the Shadow of the City music festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey.


Thu, Sep 14 · alternative · blues · indie · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Michelle Malone
8:00pm at The Altamont Theatre
($15 adv / $20 DOS / $25 VIP)

Atlanta native Michelle Malone is “equal parts rowdy guitar slinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar World). Her mastery of guitar, along with her trademark voice and songwriting skills, have earned her 3x Best Female vocalist, Best Acoustic Guitarist, Album of the year, and 2 grammy ballot appearances (Best Contemporary Blues 2006, Best Americana 2009), and the 2015 Georgia Music Award for Best Female in Rock. Malone’s performances are “raucous and jubilant” (Rolling Stone) and can make the biggest venue feel cozy as a campfire and an intimate venue feel like the center of the universe.


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.


Fri, Sep 15 · alternative · contra · humor · indie · outlaw country · rap · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · southern rock

The Lacs
9:00pm at Salvage Station
(21+, $18 adv / $20 DOS)

The Lacs, from South Georgia, blend together every genre from traditional country and southern rock to rap and spoken word.


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.


Thu, Sep 21 · country · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal

Clint Black
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($36-$56)

Clint Black has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and charted nearly two dozen No. 1 singles including “A Better Man,” “Killin’ time,” “Nothing But The Taillights,” “Like The Rain” and “When I Said I Do.” He is one of the most successful artists in Country music history having written, recorded, and released more than 100 songs, with nearly one third achieving “hit song” status on Country radio. Perhaps most impressively, Black wrote or co-wrote every one of his more than three dozen chart hits. Since his debut, Clint Black has won numerous awards from the American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, the Grammys, and the Country Music Association. In addition, Black was inducted into the cast of the Grand Old Opry in 1991 and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.


Fri, Sep 22 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

Drive-By Truckers – Night 1
w/ Lydia Loveless
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $27 adv / $30 DOS)
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Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. These master songwriters wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse.


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.


Sat, Sep 23 · activist · alternative · americana · country · indie · outlaw country · progressive · rock · singer-songwriter

Drive-By Truckers – Night 2
w/ Lydia Loveless
9:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $25 adv / $30 DOS)
Tickets now on sale

Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, telling a distinctly American story via craft, character, and concept, all backed by sonic ambition and social conscience. These master songwriters wisely avoid overt polemics to explore such pressing issues as race, income inequality, the NRA, deregulation, police brutality, Islamophobia, and the plague of suicides and opioid abuse.


Mon, Sep 25 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter

Father John Misty
w/ Weyes Blood
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($25.50 - $45.50)

He sounds and acts a bit like solo-era John Lennon, Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn, while taking a few cues from Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Muhammad Ali.


Mon, Sep 25 · alternative · art rock · emo · indie · pop · rock · singer-songwriter

The Church
w/ The Helio Sequence
8:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 / $99 VIP)
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the church’s accidental signature tune, Under The Milky Way, is like a lighthouse on the brink of a continent forever to be discovered: 25 albums over 35 years and countless diversions that have almost destroyed them a dozen times, yet always reaffirm a mutual commitment to an uncompromising and unparalleled act of creation.


Tue, Sep 26 · blues · guitar · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal

Buddy Guy
8:00pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
($37.50 - $67.50)

Chicago-based guitarist Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues.


Tue, Sep 26 · alternative · indie · local · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Emily Easterly
w/ Mr. Mange
9:30pm at Burial Beer Co.

"With a mix of D.I.Y. attitude, guitar proficiency, and songwriting skills modeled after Cat Power and Exile in Guyville-era Liz Phair, Emily Easterly made her debut in 2001 with the self-released Assembling Emily. Featuring collaborations with several of Easterly’s hometown heroes (including Sparklehorse’s Alan Weatherhead and Cracker guitarist Johnny Hickman), the record was issued during the songwriter’s final weeks of high school in Richmond, VA. The following months saw Easterly relocating several hours south to study music at the University of Miami, where she released Cole in 2002 and garnered support from college radio. Seasons Never Change followed in 2005, boasting an intimate, stripped-down sound that reflected upon the singer’s four-year stay in sunny Miami, and Easterly subsequently moved to Brooklyn to pursue her craft full-time. Inspired by Neil Young, the Beatles, and Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Heart Comma Heart arrived in late 2007. The following year, Easterly teamed up with fellow songwriter JSeger to record a split single, Please, Please Say Goodnight/City Love Is Strange, which was released on 45-rpm vinyl that fall." -Andrew Leahey, allmusic.com


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 · electronic · indie · pop · singer-songwriter

Sylvan Esso
w/ Helado Negro
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($32.50)

Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking. Meath felt it, too. Schedules aligned. Moves were made. And as 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C. A year later, their self-titled debut—a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance—arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.


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)
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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.


Sat, Sep 30 · alternative · indie · pop · rock · roots · singer-songwriter

The Head And The Heart
w/ The Shelters
8:00pm at US Cellular Center Arena
($45-$65)

The Head And The Heart’s 2011 self-titled debut album captured a nascent but undeniable creative partnership between six strangers thrown together by little more than a shared love of music. It became one of Sub Pop Records’ best-selling debut releases ever, and rocketed the band to acclaim well beyond its then-home base in Seattle. The formative experiences that followed both on and off the stage heavily informed the 2013 follow-up “Let’s Be Still,” which continues to remind Russell of “the stale beer, bleach and potato chips from all the venues we saw once this became our livelihood.”


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.


Tue, Oct 10 · alternative · indie · pop · psychedelic · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Dinosaur Jr.
w/ Easy Action
8:00pm at The Orange Peel
(18+, $22 adv / $25 DOS)
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Over the last three decades, J Mascis’ songwriting has continued to pursue confusion, isolation and mis-communication as its main themes (which is one of the reasons he’s always been the artist-of-choice for so many misfits), but he has really worked on the craft of songwriting, and he’s constantly improving his ability to convey these feelings rather than merely inhabit them.


Fri, Oct 13 · alternative · art rock · avant garde · electronic · experimental · garage · guitar · indie · noise · singer-songwriter

Bill Callahan
w/ Nathan Bowles - Presented by The Mothlight
7:00pm at Asheville Masonic Temple
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bill Callahan has also recorded and performed under the band name Smog. He began working in the lo-fi genre of underground rock, with home-made tape-albums recorded on four track tape recorders. Later he began releasing albums with the label Drag City, to which he remains signed today.


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.


Thu, Oct 26 · alternative · americana · blues · gospel · indie · r&b · rock · singer-songwriter · soul

Son Little
w/ ALA.NI
9:00pm at The Mothlight
($13 adv / $15 DOS)

Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R & B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound - blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll - through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. The currents empty into an estuary, and into this well water Son dips his bucket - trusting innately in the magic's existence. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.


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.


Fri, Oct 27 · americana · bluegrass · country · instrumental · jazz · rock · singer-songwriter · vocal

Sam 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.


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, Oct 31 · alternative · comedy · country · guitar · honky tonk · humor · indie · outlaw country · psychedelic · retro · rockabilly · roots · singer-songwriter

Unknown Hinson
Halloween Show
10:00pm at The Grey Eagle
($20 adv / $25 DOS)

Halloween Show! While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it! Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of lead character "Early Cuyler" in the Cartoon Network's "Squidbillies".


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.


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