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Isis Music Hall Presents Statewide Singing Circle with Tift Merritt

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Isis Music Hall is proud to host an evening of homegrown North Carolina music, co-presented by Yep Roc Records and The Oxford American magazine. This special night of intimate collaborations, led by North Carolina singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, is part of a “Statewide Singing Circle” produced in celebration of The Oxford America's twentieth annual Southern Music issue, featuring North Carolina music. The musical statewide celebration also includes literary readings from the current issue. The tour stops at Isis Music Hall, Fri., Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m.

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NewSong Music Brings 17th Annual Performance & Songwriting Competition to Asheville

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For the first time in its seventeen year history, the live performance finals of the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will be held this December in Asheville, where NewSong Music has been headquartered since 2012. The move marks a new direction for the program, relocating from its longstanding host venue, New York City’s venerable Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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Crys Matthews And Runner-Up David Robert King Collaborate On Have Mercy

Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and longstanding guitarist for Mary Gauthier, David Robert King, and Virginia-based singer-songwriter Crys Matthews are proud to announce the release of “Have Mercy,” a new song inspired by family separation along the United States southern border. The single is available today - Friday, October 19 - at NewSong Recordings. All proceeds will benefit RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

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Abby the Spoon Lady to Headline 2018 Taste of Asheville

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Forks up and spoons out: Abby the Spoon Lady and partner Chris Rodrigues will headline the 10th anniversary Taste of Asheville: Taste & Tunes Thursday, Nov. 15 in Downtown Asheville. 

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Asheville BARNAROO 2018 at Franny’s Farm September 28-30

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Asheville BARNAROO is celebrating 6 years at Franny’s Farm in Leicester, NC September 28th-30th, featuring non-stop music over 38 acres for 3 days. AVL BARNAROO was started by Asheville Native Andrew Scotchie and friends in 2009 in Weaverville NC.

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What have Been the Biggest Music Events in Asheville in the Last Decade?

Asheville is rapidly making a name for itself as one of the best music cities in the United States. There are numerous music festivals focusing on a wide range of genres that occur throughout the year, while well-known international acts are also viewing the North Carolina city as a perfect location to come and perform. Live music has become a significant contributing factor to boosting tourism in Asheville, and the city has a long tradition of hosting popular music events. Here are some of the biggest music events to have occurred in Asheville over the last ten years.

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Revival of Entire Amy Winehouse’s BACK TO BLACK album with 15-Piece Orchestra

National soul sensation Remember Jones fronts a 15-piece orchestra in back to BACK TO BLACK, a revival and re-creation of the entire 2006 Grammy-award winning, Amy Winehouse album Back to Black, plus several Amy Winehouse B-sides and an encore set of Remember Jones original, super-soul music. This show has sold out most previous engagements throughout the country.

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Hop Along Reveals New Music Video; Plays at The Grey Eagle

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Last week, Hop Along‘s new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog was released via Saddle Creek and was met with incredible critical acclaim across the board and the pond. Lead single “How Simple” has found a home on stations including Sirius XM, Sirius The Loft, WFUV, KCRW, KEXP and The Current, as well as rave reviews including Pitchfork, NPR, Esquire, Vulture, VICE’s Noisey and Stereogum.

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Rainbow Kitten Surprise Show Photos

Were you at the epic Rainbow Kitten Surprise show that happened at The Orange Peel March 31st? The Boone based band sold out the venue and played to an enthusiastic crowd. If you weren't able to catch the show, relive the glory through our photos and check out the band's new album How To Friend, Love, Freefall available on Spotify April 6 2018. 

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The Collection Releases New Song; Plays AVL 4/7/18

"Plaintive, intimate and imbued with a weary grace, “Beautiful Life”, the new single from North Carolina’s the Collection, soon rises, lifting expansively to a place of hope. Though we might ultimately be tilting at windmills, we all have that spirit somewhere deep inside, ready to give its small spark, which soon builds to a fire that leads us out of our darkest places and into the sunshine of our shared humanity. 

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