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Robert Randolph Returns to Asheville Saturday Night 6/6/15

Robert Rudolph

Plans to Ignite New Mountain AVL with Help of firekid.
 
Know for their legendary live performances and familial blend of street-cor

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Hey Rosetta! Plays The Grey eagle 5/12/15

Hey Rosetta band

Hey Rosetta! is celebrating the release of their new record Second Sight (out now via Sonic Records) with a spring tour. The album is receiving critical acclaim—Vice’s Noisey states that it’s “music worth screaming about” andNOW Magazine adds, “Calling it their pinnacle might be premature, butSecond Sight is so damn invigorating that it may just be their best yet.”

Second Sight was recorded at Montreal’s MixArt studio and produced by Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, Stars, The National). Of the recording process Paquin explains, “I challenged the band to pull influence from new places and check out new sounds and let go of what they had accomplished in their demos. From those new sounds and inspirations, Tim’s lyrics just kept expanding. Musically and dynamically, this record has an extremely wide range compared to where we started. And Tim’s unmistakable voice is the glue that holds everything together.” 

The band was recently featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” stream and read the piece here: http://n.pr/1vp2UBy. In addition, they recently performed live sessions for Relix and Daytrotter, and their video for “What Arrows” premiered at USA Today. Of the video, which is part of the final Fogo footage, USA Today says, “The presentation itself is simple—the group and their instruments, awash in projections of crashing waves as the song crescendos—but the song is equal parts anthemic, dreamy and meditative...” 

Hey Rosetta! is comprised of Baker, Adam Hogan (guitars, vocals), Josh Ward (bass, keyboards, vocals), Phil Maloney (drums, percussion, vocals), Romesh Thavanathan (keyboards, guitars, cello, vocals), Kinley Dowling (violin, vocals) and Mara Pellerin (vocals, French horn, trumpet). The band’s last two albums, Into Your Lungs and Seeds, were short-listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. In 2012 they received a Juno nomination for New Group of the Year. 

For more information, please contact Kristina HeadrickMary Moyer orCarla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

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Dates for Shingdig On The Green, Mountain Dance and Folk Festival Announced

Photo by Aaron Dahlstrom

The Folk Heritage Committee announces its summer 2015 dates for two celebrated mountain traditions in Asheville, North Carolina: the 49th season of Shindig on the Green and the 88th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Each event features long-standing as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by kith and kin of all ages.

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Rising Appalachia Releases Wider Circles In Time For Earth Day

Rising Appalachia

Wider Circles’ “blend of ethereal sister harmonies, banjo and fiddle duets, driving percussion, and brass and backup bass presents a lush Earth Day soundtrack for global times.” - Huffington Post

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Front Country To Play Isis 4/21/15

Front Country Band

San Francisco's neo-bluegrass blues rock fusion outfit Front Country will be rolling through Asheville tomorrow 4/21 playing at Isis.

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Hope For Agoldensummer plays New Mountain AVL 4/23/15

Hope For Agoldensummer

Hope For Agoldensummer

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A Taste of Catawba’s New Brewery

catawba brewing flight

Beer has been flowing at Catawba's new south slope tasting room since their soft opening on Tuesday, but I decided to head over for the grand opening on Friday April 3rd, which included specialty beers, live music, and a food truck.

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The Honeycutters Announce Tour Dates, New Album ‘Me Oh My’ Out April 21

Amanda Platt and The HoneyCutters

Asheville-based American Country Roots Band, The Honeycutters,
Set to Release 3rd Studio Album, Me Oh My, on Tue, April 21, 2015 With Organic Record Company

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Dupont Brothers Play Altamont Theatre March 11

The Dupont Brothers

Zack and Sam are two brothers are reunited after years of geographical separation by a resonant collaboration in music, forming The Dupont Brothers. Blending the contemplative winters of the northeast with the solitary beauty of south western desert, the Burlington, Vermont based indie-folk duo has truly honed in on their kindred songwriting synergy.

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Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

Local Flavor AVL Food Connection

Local Flavor AVL Benefit Concert for Food Connection at the Altamont Theatre

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