Sessions – Asheville Blog http://ashevilleblog.com Your Source for all things Asheville Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:02:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 Asheville Sessions: Carolina Ceili http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-carolina-ceili/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-carolina-ceili/#respond Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:35:31 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=8973 Carolina Ceili is a four piece band right here in Asheville. Comprised of guitarist Darlyne Cain, fiddler Laurie Fisher, drummer Maggie Anderson, and Marcos Harkness on mandolin this eclectic group of talented professional musicians brings Irish jigs and Scottish ballads to life.

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Carolina Ceili is a four piece band right here in Asheville. Comprised of guitarist Darlyne Cain, fiddler Laurie Fisher, drummer Maggie Anderson, and Marcos Harkness on mandolin this eclectic group of talented professional musicians brings Irish jigs and Scottish ballads to life.

A céili (Irish) or cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic), and prounounced ‘kay-lee’, is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, and drinking. Carolina Ceili performs original written works as well as a myriad of Scottish and Irish music, all on traditional instruments. We had the pleasure of meeting up with the band at Hole Doughnuts on Haywood Road in West Asheville.

Listen to our latest session, and be sure to visit Carolina Ceili online at http://carolinaceili.com

 

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Asheville Sessions: All Boy/All Girl http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-all-boyall-girl/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-all-boyall-girl/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:20:16 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=8794 In late 2014, we had the pleasure of meeting New York based band All Boy/All Girl before their performance at Toy Boy Community Theatre. Compromised of seven young adults, this dynamic band showed us a hint of their talent while playing an acoustic set behind Pack Place in downtown Asheville. Led by Danielle Lovier, who sings and plays ukulele; All/Boy All Girl formed in 2010 in Philadelphia. Double Bassist Nicholas Rahn approached Danielle about accompanying her performance after hearing her first set at Rittenhouse Square Park. The duo spent the next 18 months playing together as buskers in Philadelphia as well as touring through 35 states and Canada.

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In late 2014, we had the pleasure of meeting New York based band All Boy/All Girl before their performance at Toy Boy Community Theatre. Compromised of seven young adults, this dynamic band showed us a hint of their talent while playing an acoustic set behind Pack Place in downtown Asheville. Led by Danielle Lovier, who sings and plays ukulele; All/Boy All Girl formed in 2010 in Philadelphia. Double Bassist Nicholas Rahn approached Danielle about accompanying her performance after hearing her first set at Rittenhouse Square Park. The duo spent the next 18 months playing together as buskers in Philadelphia as well as touring through 35 states and Canada.

Early 2012, Nick and Danielle relocated to New York City, where Nick began composing new music for the group. Inspired to bring fresh sounds, textures, and creative minds into the fold, the duo assembled a 7 piece band and fully realized their new material. It was then that All Boy/All Girl was officially born.

In 2015, the band unveiled their latest efforts with an EP titled Trophy. Lead single ‘Glitters’ is the headlining act of the EP, and the song the band chose to perform acoustically for us one blustering fall day. Check out their performance of Glitters below, and follow this inspiring set of talented musicians online at www.allboyallgirl.net

 

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Asheville Sessions: Even The Animals http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-even-the-animals/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-even-the-animals/#respond Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:26:07 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=8569 Even the Animals blends dusky Americana with softly gritty indie rock, songs in soft focus, close to the microphone and transcending the standard take on contemporary and traditional folk. The songs are lyrically driven with shared harmonies creating a bittersweet atmosphere that is both wistful and cacophonous. The trio is led by Jeff Markham, and released an album in 2014 titled "The Lonesome Sea", which was recorded at Solomon Mines Studio in Fletcher.

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Even the Animals blends dusky Americana with softly gritty indie rock, songs in soft focus, close to the microphone and transcending the standard take on contemporary and traditional folk. The songs are lyrically driven with shared harmonies creating a bittersweet atmosphere that is both wistful and cacophonous. The trio is led by Jeff Markham, and released an album in 2014 titled “The Lonesome Sea”, which was recorded at Solomon Mines Studio in Fletcher.

We met up with the band at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville. We got the opportunity to use the private upstairs viewing area to record an acoustic set of Even The Animal’s cover of the popular Beatles song, Cry Baby Cry. Enjoy the soft sweeping melodies played by these talented musicians.

 

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Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters http://ashevilleblog.com/nick-dittmeier-sawdusters/ http://ashevilleblog.com/nick-dittmeier-sawdusters/#respond Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:29:38 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=7311 After a short break, Asheville Sessions is back! We've been busy filming some amazing bands that we cannot wait to show you in 2015. The first band to help us kick off the new year is Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters. These guys hail from Southern Indiana, and are affectionately referred to as alternative country. We met up with Zane, Nick, and Aaron during their last time in Asheville and set them up at an iconic spot in Asheville that is perfect for recording. They delighted us with a stripped down version of their song My Grey Suite off of their new album The Light of Day.

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After a short break, Asheville Sessions is back! We’ve been busy filming some amazing bands that we cannot wait to show you in 2015. The first band to help us kick off the new year is Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters. These guys hail from Southern Indiana, and are affectionately referred to as alternative country. We met up with Zane, Nick, and Aaron during their last time in Asheville and set them up at an iconic spot in Asheville that is perfect for recording. They delighted us with a stripped down version of their song My Grey Suit off of their new album The Light of Day.

The guys are playing tomorrow night at one of my favorite bars, The Bywater. If you are looking for something to do, I really encourage you to go check out The Sawdusters. This trio has a really good chemistry, and you’ll be sure to enjoy the set.

For a sneak peek of what to expect, get ready to listen to My Grey Suit

 

 

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Asheville Sessions: Ha Ha Tonka http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-ha-ha-tonka/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-ha-ha-tonka/#respond Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:31:01 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=6809 From the plains of Springfield, Missouri, this indie rock band made their Asheville debut at The Grey Eagle in the River Arts District. Ha Ha Tonka is a collective of four extremely talented young men playing soulful Ozark Mountain music with a mixture of college rock. The name Ha Ha Tonka is a nod to the boys Ozark pride, as Ha Ha Tonka is a state park in southwestern Missouri. When we caught up with them to record this session before their show at The Grey Eagle, we were instantly captivated by how harmoniously these guys worked together. It was almost effortless on their part, and it made the filming all that more natural. 

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From the plains of Springfield, Missouri, this indie rock band made their Asheville debut at The Grey Eagle in the River Arts District. Ha Ha Tonka is a collective of four extremely talented young men playing soulful Ozark Mountain music with a mixture of college rock. The name Ha Ha Tonka is a nod to the boys Ozark pride, as Ha Ha Tonka is a state park in southwestern Missouri. When we caught up with them to record this session before their show at The Grey Eagle, we were instantly captivated by how harmoniously these guys worked together. It was almost effortless on their part, and it made the filming all that more natural.

We hope you enjoy this AshevilleBlog exclusive. This is Ha Ha Tonka singing Pied Pipers.

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Asheville Sessions: The River Rats http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-river-rats/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-river-rats/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:52:07 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=6422 The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by local singer/songwriter Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar and harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band. Based in music mecca of Asheville and fronted by Andrew Scotchie (guitars/vocals), the River Rats are currently on tour of the Southeast and are supporting 2 records: "Soul and Sarcasm" the bands first studio release of 2012 and the 2013 release of "BARNAROO BOOTLEG" a live record showcasing the bands' unique live energy.

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The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by local singer/songwriter Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar and harmonica duo to 5 piece rock soul and blues band. Based in music mecca of Asheville and fronted by Andrew Scotchie (guitars/vocals), the River Rats are currently on tour of the Southeast and are supporting 2 records: “Soul and Sarcasm” the bands first studio release of 2012 and the 2013 release of “BARNAROO BOOTLEG” a live record showcasing the bands’ unique live energy.

The River Rats can best be described as Funkin’ Rock Soul and blues with a southern twist. The band consists of: Will Bridges on bass/vocals, Alex Bradely on trumpet, Eliza Hill playing drums and Kyle Snuffer playing trombone/trumpet. This young group is seriously rocking, and was recently voted one of the Best of WNC’s top 3 local bands.

What The River Rats bring to the table: A level of respect and work ethic that is almost unexpected among their age group. The River Rats are appreciative and want to work for everything they have. Whether its show at a bar or a show at a music hall in their home town, The River Rats can be expected to rock as it was their last show on earth. Check out this session filmed at Franny’s Farm – the song featured is a River Rats original and will be available on their next album.

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Asheville Sessions: Seth Walker http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-seth-walker/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-seth-walker/#respond Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:21:37 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=6213 Troubadour Seth Walker was born and raised here in North Carolina. Currently residing in New Orleans, Walker’s music has a NOLA influence, with gospel soaked fervor and gritty guitar in a funky melting pot flavor. The driving delivery and infectious down-home style of Seth Walker’s voice and songs resonate with Blues and Roots music. Listening to …

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Troubadour Seth Walker was born and raised here in North Carolina. Currently residing in New Orleans, Walker’s music has a NOLA influence, with gospel soaked fervor and gritty guitar in a funky melting pot flavor. The driving delivery and infectious down-home style of Seth Walker’s voice and songs resonate with Blues and Roots music. Listening to the intricate fretwork displayed in his music, it’s hard to believe that Seth’s first instrument was cello, learned at age 5. We could go on and on, but instead we encourage you to grab a beer, sit down, and check out his music for yourself.

We met up with Seth at the release for his new album Sky So Blue at The Grey Eagle, here in the River Arts District. Check out the acoustic session we recorded in the Grey Eagle Green Room. This soul soothing song is called ‘Trouble’.

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Asheville Sessions: The Moon and You http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-the-moon-and-you/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-the-moon-and-you/#respond Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:30:09 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=5689 This weeks musical session is local band The Moon and You. Rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC, Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman began playing together for fun when both were part of successful bands touring the Southeast. When those bands went their separate ways, Furstenberg and Hyman chose to join forces rather than get a job. The result of this collaboration -- between an impossibly sassy cellist from New York and a whimsical fingerstyle guitarist from Eastern North Carolina -- is hard to forget, but easy to fall for.

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This weeks musical session is local band The Moon and You. Rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC, Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman began playing together for fun when both were part of successful bands touring the Southeast. When those bands went their separate ways, Furstenberg and Hyman chose to join forces rather than get a job. The result of this collaboration — between an impossibly sassy cellist from New York and a whimsical fingerstyle guitarist from Eastern North Carolina — is hard to forget, but easy to fall for.

Listen to this original song called The Lion and The Rabbit

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Asheville Sessions: Crazy Tom Banana Pants http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-crazy-tom-banana-pants/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-crazy-tom-banana-pants/#respond Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:06:48 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=4585 For this weeks session, we want to introduce you to a local band. You may know them as Crazy Tom Tomato Plants - or perhaps Crazy Tom Pull Up Pants. Six wacky individuals make up Crazy Tom Banana Pants (the real band name). With two saxophone players, a trumpet, guitar, and drummer as a part of their regular ensemble, this isn't the folk type band you may be thinking of. Calling themselves a ska/reggae/dance party band, Crazy Tom Banana Pants frequently plays venues all over Asheville with the likes of Demon Waffle.

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For this weeks session, we want to introduce you to a local band. You may know them as Crazy Tom Tomato Plants – or perhaps Crazy Tom Pull Up Pants. Six wacky individuals make up Crazy Tom Banana Pants (the real band name). With two saxophone players, a trumpet, guitar, and drummer as a part of their regular ensemble, this isn’t the folk type band you may be thinking of. Calling themselves a ska/reggae/dance party band, Crazy Tom Banana Pants frequently plays venues all over Asheville with the likes of Demon Waffle. Does any of this make sense? No? Then just sit back and enjoy the session and this song called Another Life.  

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Asheville Sessions: Marmalakes http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-marmalakes/ http://ashevilleblog.com/asheville-sessions-marmalakes/#respond Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:03:58 +0000 http://ashevilleblog.com/?p=3575 The Marmalakes are a three piece pop-folk-rock band hailing from Austin, Texas. Chase, Max, and Josh are three gentle souls whose music is dynamic and lyrically attentive. The music that comes from the Marmalakes is easy to listen to, played with a feverish energy that sucks you in and carries you throughout the album, leaving you wanting more as soon as the last song has played.

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The Marmalakes are a three piece pop-folk-rock band hailing from Austin, Texas. Chase, Max, and Josh are three gentle souls whose music is dynamic and lyrically attentive. The music that comes from the Marmalakes is easy to listen to, played with a feverish energy that sucks you in and carries you throughout the album, leaving you wanting more as soon as the last song has played.

We caught up with the Marmalakes at a newer West Asheville music venue The Mothlight. Settled at the bar before soundcheck, we chatted briefly with the guys about their tour and their experience in Asheville so far (they loved it, surprise surprise), and recorded an acoustic version of one of their songs. Here is New Sweden, off of their EP titled Even Clothed.

 

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