Event Date: 05/01/2016   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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May 1 Sun Asheville Zine Fest Free Show
11am-4pm 11am

http://www.ashevillezinefest.com/

The Asheville Zine Fest will take place Sunday May 1st, 2016 from 11-4pm at the Grey Eagle in the River Arts District, Asheville, NC. Makers of zines, minicomics and small press from around the region will be in attendance to sell, trade & show off their works. The festival is free and open to the public. Come shop independent works of literature, politics, strangeness, art, and all kinds of unique publications.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/01/2016   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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Reggae sundays featuring Dennis Berndt and members of Chalwa! Don't miss from 1pm -4pm. Food trucks on site!

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/01/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Downtown Asheville , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/02/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/03/2016   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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718 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/03/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Age Limit: All Ages

Rene Russell

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One Approach Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/03/2016   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/04/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Age Limit: All Ages

Rene Russell

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One Approach Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/04/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Russ Wilson sings and plays with the Vintage Rock&Roll Band 3 Cool Cats every Wednesday night at Olive Or Twist. Fun for everyone.

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81 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Jonathan Santos GlocalSoul Revival Open Jam Session! From novice to expert, come join us for this is an equal opportunity Neo-Soul get down.

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4 College St. , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/05/2016   Event Time: 8:30 PM

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$20 Advance / $20 Door

Doors 5PM :: Show 8:30PM

General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations.

There will be some theater style seating as well as balcony seating and standing available on a first come first serve basis.

“A masterful guitarist and talented singer-songwriter of the
blues, folk, and jazz... Donohue is a natural entertainer who possesses bundles of charm and wit.” —Los Angeles Times

Pat is one of the most listened to finger pickers in the world. Having been a songwriter and guitarist for twenty years for the “ Guys All Star Shoe Band” of Minnesota Public Radio’s “ A Prairie Home Companion”, Pat got to show off his savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week.
Pat now has a full concert tour schedule nationwide, conducts guitar workshops and teaches at such popular music camps as Augusta Heritage Center, Swannanoa Gathering and Puget Sound Guitar Camp.
Pat’s musical tastes are eclectic. Though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist, Pat’s influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis.
Pat manages to blend jazz and blues with folk, and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies, including SushiYucki and Would You Like to Play the Guitar?
Honors include a 2005 Grammy for his participation on Pink Guitar , a compilation of Henry Mancini tunes on acoustic guitar, several Minnesota Music Awards, and the title of National Finger Picking Guitar Champion. His original tunes have been recorded by Chet Atkins, Suzy Bogguss and Kenny Rogers. Pat has also been a featured performer at major music festivals including the Newport, Telluride and Philadelphia Folk Festivals . Pat joins a legendary list of notables, as The Martin Guitar Company recently introduced a Custom Signature Edition Series OM30DB guitar designed to his specifications.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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*SPECIAL SHOW* Funny Business at The Millroom Presents Comedian Jon Reep (Last Comic Standing Season 5 Winner, Comedy Central Special: Metro Jethro, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents) Friday, May 6th @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm $20 advance / $22.50 at the door TICKETS @ http://JonReepAVL.eventbrite.com Jon Reep is an American stand-up comedian and actor, known as the "That thing got a Hemi?" guy in Dodge commercials, and more recently as the winner of the fifth season of Last Comic Standing on NBC. Jon Reep Does this face look familiar? Maybe you remember Jon as the fifth season winner on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" or have seen him on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" or the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep". If it’s not from his standup performances, then you probably recognize Jon from his appearances on HBO’s “Eastbound and Down” and ABC’s hit show “Blackish.” He has also appeared on Dodge's popular ad campaign, “Hemi Guy", where Jon is known to millions as the redheaded hillbilly famous for leaning out of his rusty beater and uttering, "That thing gotta Hemi?" You also know Jon as the redneck farmer from “Harold and Kumar: Escape Guantanamo Bay” and television host of “Are you Faster than a Redneck” on the Speed Channel. Now based in Los Angeles, Jon is one of the hardest working comics in America, performing on television, in films, and selling out clubs and theaters across the country. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters, super clever writing and of course the one talent that separates Jon from all other comedians in the world: He's the best redneck dancer since Elvis. www.jonreep.com/ JON REEP *SPECIAL SHOW* @ THE MILLROOM Friday, May 6th Shows @ 7:00pm & 9:30pm Tickets: $20 advance, $22.50 at the door TICKETS @ http://JonReepAVL.eventbrite.com “He points out the insanities of people in a small town, whether it’s insisting on your right to stand naked on your front lawn or the love the people have for their cars.” -Kevin Carr 7M Pictures VIDEOS: Acting Reel: https://youtu.be/F2rKACea75g Last Comic Standing: https://youtu.be/MINJa81hiqo Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1813499/ Buying tickets in advance is highly-recommended. Free parking is available across the street from The Millroom at 66 Asheland Avenue after 6pm. Food and beer will be available. http://www.AshevilleMillroom.com

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66 Asheland Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Comrade Ringo is a musician from Anderson, SC with a unique brand of instrumental electronic dance music. Affectionately dubbed Prog-EDM, her music fuses modern EDM, beat scene, and drone with elements of electronica inspired by classics such as Kraftwerk and Devo   Gomec is a rap artist residing in Clemson, SC who arms himself with a mic, a guitar, and a sampler. Inspired by psychedelia, indie rock, and progressive hip hop, Gomec co-headlined the 2015 Holiday Gift Rapping Tour (w/ special guest, Comrade Ringo) and has shared a stage with reputable hip hop acts including milo, SB the Moor, and Grand Prize Winners From Last Year.    Blaxix is a visual artist recently relocated from Lancaster, PA. He provides a visual element to the performance via analog light projection. From behind his overhead projector, Blaxix covers the stage in psychedelic blobs of color while intermittently rapping over whimsical beats to complement Gomec's introspection and contrast Comrade Ringo's heavier style.   Together they are Spoke Ashem; each artist brings a unique perspective to the stage creating an enriching musical and artistic experience. Performances are energetic and dynamic as artists take turns with instruments, mics, controllers, and visual fodder. The aesthetic of the band is inspired by fantasy worlds and global mysticism, with theatrical elements invoking curiosity and wonder.  Comrade Ringo Gomec Blaxix

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45 South French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Age Limit: All Ages

Billy Cardine

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Genre: Pop/Rock Cover: $8 ADV // $10 DOS Show: 9PM (8PM Doors) Ages: ALL AGES Posh Hammer http://www.poshhammer.com/ https://twitter.com/poshhammerband https://www.youtube.com/user/PoshHammerBand Posh Hammer is a teenage trio whose musical talent and vintage influences belie their age — Navied recently turned 18, while twins Tasnim and Tiam are 16. The Asheville-based pop rock band has been generating buzz in the Southeast with their updated 70’s glam style and indie pop sound since they started headlining shows two years ago.  The siblings have made their music careers a top priority, even convincing their parents to homeschool them so that they can dedicate more of their time to recording and gigging. Lead guitarist Navied co-writes the band’s catchy power-pop tunes with vocalist and frontwoman Tasnim while Tiam holds down the groove on bass. The band recorded their debut album, Some Other Time, Some Other Place, at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in early 2014 and is slated to release their newest EP, A Revolt into Style this year. A tour, music video for the song “Absolutely Everyone” and a follow-up EP are already in the works.  While Posh Hammer’s sound is decidedly contemporary, Navied says he and his sisters were “raised on a mix of 60s, 70s and 80s pop,” and those influences are apparent. With Tasnim’s gutsy vocals, Tiam’s driving bass lines and Navied’s clever hooks, Posh Hammer draws inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Roxy Music, The Cars, The Killers, and Bleachers, to name a few. It’s a sound and a style that has drawn attention from the Asheville music scene and media. Asheville Grit describes the band as “not just a regular, old rock band, but a retro-pop, super-stylish band writing and playing original songs and rocking looks inspired by people and music that were around long before they were born.” Asheville’s Mountain Xpress writes, “Posh Hammer has learned much in a relatively short time about what it takes to be successful in the music industry.” And what exactly does success mean for the young band? Right now, it’s a matter of working hard to put their music out there. “Our goal is to share our music with as many people as we can,” says Navied. In this regard, they say living under the same roof helps. “We think being siblings has made it easier for Posh Hammer to be one musical unit that happens to contain three distinct personalities,” says Navied. “Rather than three musical individuals who just happen to be in a band.” Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass Amythyst Kiah is a Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based out of Johnson City, TN, which has been her permanent residence for nearly a decade. She has been performing in what is known as the Tri-Cities (Bristol, TN/VA, Johnson City, TN, Kingsport, TN) and in various parts of Southwest Virginia. Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass, which literally amplifies her normal acoustic set into blues rock. The band is comprised of Matt Martin (bass), Patrick Taylor (lead guitar), Taylor Green (Keyboards) and Andrew Gibbens (drums/percussion), all part of another on-the-rise band from Johnson City called this mountain.  Not only are her influences eclectic, but they span across decades. She draws heavily on Old Time music (Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Jimmie Rodgers, Olla Belle Reed, Carter Family) and is inspired by vocal stylings of R&B and Country music from the '50s-'70s (Big Mama Thornton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn). She also draws heavily from contemporary artists that have similar powerful vocal integrity (Adele, Florence and the Machine, Megan Jean and the KFB, Janelle Monae, Thom Yorke, Tori Amos, Bonnie Raitt). Needless to say, Amythyst has got a lot of tools in her vocal tool box, and is also well on her way to join the powerhouse vocalist pantheon. Her sound on her solo album, “Dig”, is raw and sparse, with heavy lyrical content regarding such themes as loss, betrayal, and murder. She has opened for such acts as Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, The Duhks, Megan Jean and the KFB, and has played the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival 2012 alongside the Ebony Hillbillies and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, and has performed on Music City Roots and most recently returned from Southern Fried Festival in Perth, Scotland and shared the bill with the likes of Rhiannon Giddens and the Punch Brothers. tunes: https://soundcloud.com/herchestofglass

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/06/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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18 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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195 Hilliard Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 3:00 PM

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A wonderful afternoon set at the kick ass Yacht Club!

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87 Patton Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 6:30 PM

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18 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene out of the Pacific Northwest like Stack O’ Lee’s .44 placing 2nd at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST, BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM and BEST SONG for her sophomore release STILL THE RAIN. With the release of her newest album TEN MILES OF BAD ROAD (released 10/13/15), Lovely has established herself as a singer/songwriter with a style uniquely her own. She’s been nominated for a prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for “Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist” and in December, won a 2015 Blues411 “Jimi” Award for “Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist.” Lovely is a two time “#1 Pick to Click” artist on XM Radio Bluesville and was selected as a 2014 Featured Blues Artist of the Year by KJZZ FM in Los Angeles. Lovely’s records have topped the national blues and roots charts and made the Top 10 favorite artist list for dozens of nationally syndicated radio stations. Known for her passionate, driven performances, this powerhouse vocalist delivers a blistering mix of contemporary & old school blues. Lovely’s standout performances have garnered awards and critical acclaim at festivals and venues throughout the US, Canada and Europe. 2016 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE “BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST” 2015 Blues411 “Jimi Award” WINNER “BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST”

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18 CHURCH STREET , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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Event Date: 05/07/2016   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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Matthew Logan Vasquez (of Delta Spirit)


Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $15

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/08/2016   Event Time: All Day

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/08/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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55 College Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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42 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/09/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/10/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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20 Wall Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/12/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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45 South French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Sideman with David Zoll Trio

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Age Limit: All Ages

Jon Stickley Trio

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121 College St , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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45 South French Broad Ave. , Asheville, NC 28806
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12 Church Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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831 Old Fairview Rd. (240 to exit 8)

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831 Old Fairview Rd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/13/2016   Event Time: 9:30 PM

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Blues and Soul

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1042 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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The BRAC is a once a year opportunity to hear the best of a cappella groups from accross the state here in Western NC. This year, for the first time ever, we are holding a competition open to the public. The competition will be judged by local musical directors and professors from Western NC. Groups will be ranked, and the winners will get the BRAC Trophy, as well as a small monetary award, to be used for their organization. Tickets are $10 for general admission. $0 for children under 10 years of age, and $5 for students. Seating is on a first come first served basis. We hope you will join us!

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1 University Hts , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Age Limit: All Ages

Wyatt Easterling

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/14/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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1056 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28806
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1045 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC
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95 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801-331
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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Screaming Females
w/ Aye Nako, Desperate Pilot

Doors 8:30pm, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 5:30 PM

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Max Hatt Edda Glass

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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Brooklyn-based Phantom Pop has toured the east coast, southern, and Midwest U.S. Often compared stylistically to bands like Snarky Puppy, Kneebody, and Weather Report, Phantom Pop is driven by neo-soul influenced sythn lines, horn melodies, and aggressive rhythm section interplay. Their first self-titled album was selected by WNCW Radio as one of the "Top 100 Releases of 2015."

Isis Restaurant and Music Hall presents Phantom Pop on Sunday, May 15th, 2016.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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Peggy Ratusz vocals; Aaron Price piano and Danniel Iannucci Upright Bass

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42 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/15/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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The Brooklyn crew comprised of Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice, and Erick Arc Elliott made their Internet debut as Flatbush Zombies with a video that celebrated two of their favorite things: weed and waffles. The duo flashed gold fangs at the camera, smoked L’s like its legal, and ate waffles next to Sour Diesel nuggets.

Next came a viral spark that got the attention of hip-hop blogs and a few major labels, but it didn’t stop there. After a string of trippy videos for “S.C.O.S.A.”and “Face-Off (L.S. Darko),” Flatbush Zombies released their first full-length mixtape,D.R.U.G.S., last week. From Kilo Kish‘s magnetic appearance on “JupiterSound” to the syrupy, smoked-out “Laker Paper,” D.R.U.G.S. is every bit a strange smoker’s album as it is an introduction to the left-field collective.

On the heels of spitting fiery verses on A$AP Mob’s “Bath Salt,” we decided it was time to find out Who Is Flatbush Zombies? During a visit to the Zombie Palace, the crew kept the weed in heavy rotation while they played quick rounds of NBA 2K12. As expected, rap talk was plentiful, but the conversation also drifted to the meaning of “zombie,” movie influences, “Thug Waffle” hate, and why they can’t stop wearing Supreme. Continue reading for a look at it all and a better understanding of who these rising rappers really are.

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/16/2016   Event Time: All Day

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All Ages

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:00am, LEAF Schools & Streets invites the community to a culturally rich performance by M.A.K.U. Soundsystem at The Orange Peel. This performance is a fantastic opportunity for school field trips, homeschoolers, all those who want to continue the LEAF weekend, or cannot make to LEAF Festival to experience an electrifying cultural performance. The LEAF Festival in May is set to explore the theme of World Fusion with Cuban Spice. M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is bringing that energy and intention to Asheville for all to experience!

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem is an immigrant band now hailing from New York City, sharing their powerful performance lineage with the Asheville community through music that combines authentic Columbian Folklore and Caribbean grooves. During their dynamic performances, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem explores how multicultural communities can grow together through a positive perspective encompassing love, hardships, and the embracing of different cultures. Their various musical backgrounds allow them to truly exemplify the idea of World Fusion and bring together a diverse room of listeners through their empowering sound.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem embodies an active quest for celebrating identity through performance. Throughout their journey, they have explored various musical landscapes from indigenous Colombian compositions to progressive rock, bringing cultural awareness to venues and festivals across the United States and throughout the Globe. LEAF Schools & Streets is delighted to share this wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience a taste of true Colombian culture. School groups are encouraged to attend. All

School Group Discounts and Group Ticket Reservations (pay day of concert): Email [email protected]/* */ or call 828-686-8742

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101 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/17/2016   Event Time: 7:30 PM

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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FREE 5PM Door :: 7:30 Host Band :: Ken Chappel String Band 9:30PM Sessions Every Tuesday evening Isis presents our Tuesday Bluegrass Sessions. The sessions are hosted each week by a local bluegrass musician with friends or a band. Following the host band, Bluegrass musicians from the Asheville area gather on stage to jam in an open session. Occasionally, we feature a touring band that will perform prior to the open session and help co-host the jam. It's always a great evening of music and community.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/18/2016   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Pre-show BBQ with Moe's Original Barbeque
"The young blues chanteuse has little problem vocalizing her sadness, anger, and painand doing so in a bewitchingly seraphic timbre." - Guitar Girl MagazineAtlanta, GA On June 9th, Ruf Records recording artist singer-guitarist Samantha Fish, will raise eyebrows with her third studio release, Wild Heart produced by Luther Dickinson (The North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes). With Samantha on guitars and Luther on various stringed instruments; they rounded out the lineup with Grammy Award-Winning Brady Blade (Emmylou Harris/Bob Dylan) on drums. Special guests include Lightnin Malcolm (guitar), Sharde Thomas (drums) and Memphis session singers Shontelle Norman-Beatty and Risse Norman. The result is a stunning representation of Americana roots music.Wild Heart was recorded in three different studios, as they trekked the backroads from Louisiana to Mississippi in the fall of 2014. Starting at Brady Blade's Shreveport, Louisiana studio, they laid the basic rhythm tracks and vocals. Luther then carried Samantha to his Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, MS where they had a traditional Hill Country Blues session. Then, finally, all roads lead to Memphis where the duo put the final touches at both Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios and the legendary Ardent studios.Growing up in Kansas City in a musical family, Samantha's first instrument was the drums before she switched to guitar. As she listened to her musical heroes, Fish began to explore their own influences by going back in time. "I saw Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tab Benoit and Mike Zito (in Kansas City). That was when I knew something was happening (musically) because I almost had to leave their shows early to go home and play my guitar.' as told in a 2011 interview with online magazine Deep Roots. Over the years,she's cultivated her own sound by blending her influences ranging from Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, R.L. Burnside and Stevie Ray Vaughan as well as her musical peers. "I fell in love with it," she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, "and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James."Only into her mid-20s she already released two CDs, played all over the world and shared the stage with well-established to the legendary artists from Tab Benoit to Johnny Lang to Buddy Guy. Label mate and sometimes touring buddy, Mike Zito has long championed Samantha, for he produced her criticallyacclaimed albums, Runaway and Black Wind Howlin' (2013). Samantha's had a master's class in a wide variety of the blues. Her work ethic is unquestioned and her love for performance is obvious.All that ambition and passion paid off in 2012 when Samantha won a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut for her 2011 release Runaway (Ruf). The wonderful critical praise, winning fans at shows and all the long hours driving came to a shining moment that put more fuel into her fire. This desire is now revealed with Wild Heart as the pivotal moment in her budding career.Always yearning to learn, Samantha soaked in this experience like a sponge from the songwriting sessions to the final background harmonies. As her songs came together, it was suggested for her to collaborate with another songwriter she jumped to the occasion. Last summer she traveled to Nashville and wrote with accomplished songwriter Jim McCormick, whose songs have been cut by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban. A native of New Orleans, Jim has a flare for blues-boogie and full throttlevocalization to haunting melodies that gave Samantha a chance to growl." Fish's commanding voice holds its own against the crunching guitar riffs and driving beat." -Elmore MagazineThey wrote five of the 12 songs on the album, including the title song, "Wild Heart" that echoes Led Zeppelin with a whiplash of a steady guitar riff. "Show Me" a song that could easily be heard at some of New York City's finest rock clubs reeks stale beer. Samantha holds her own on guitar duties on this tuneas Brady Blade grinds the drums with a slow steady roll.As the album opens she's bashes away with "Roadrunner", a warning to others of this mean man that broke her heart. The driving guitar sounds and thunderous beat supports her voice that is smooth as honey with a sad dash of salt.After wrapping basic tracks, Luther took Fish to his Zebra Ranch Studios via the back roads of Mississippi. Seeing the culture and environment upfront like this got her excited for the unknown. The result of that magical setting was a cover of Charley Patton's "Jim Lee Blues Pt. 1" which fits Fish's voice. It was an organic setting with fellow Hill Country Blues artists Sharde Thomas and longtime friend, Lightnin Malcolm. Sharde is a native Mississippian fife/drum player in the same American tradition of her grandfather Othar Turner. "This session had a whole other vibe to it. The studio is out in the country, no cell service, no distractions. You're just surrounded by nature and guitars."Samantha's love for the Hill Country Blues genre started early on as her musical foundation started to build. This fiery singer-songwriter and guitarist met some of these players when she attended the King Biscuit Blues Festival at age 17. There she met Lightnin Malcolm, a guitarist who befriended the younggun and then a few years later, there at Zebra Ranch, got to record with him. "Working with Malcolm was a longtime coming as I'd known him since I was a teenager. Hearing hill country blues made me fall in love with blues music and he was one of the first artists who let me jam with him.""One of my favorite songs on Wild Heart is 'Go Home'. It became so powerful and we wanted girl power, no-frills and those ladies delivered," Samantha proudly states. It's a quiet moment of reflection of an inner self struggle that can either be destructive or productive. The background singers, Shontelle Norman-Beatty and Risse Norman provide a soothing answer to Samantha's tearful call. "Maybe in a moment of clarity, I'll do what's right,Maybe I'll finally swallow a bit of my own advice" Go HomeBoth Samantha and Luther wanted to make a live, honest record, capturing Fish's emotional intensity and power trio integrity. "She is so smart and talented. It was a joy to take her under my wing and share what I've learned with her. Samantha brought her emotional energy from her performances which transcended into the record. The songs are very personal and she delivered. I am proud to be a part of the record", states Dickinson. Samantha was equally satisfied with the results, "I was blown away by his ability to color a song. "I stepped out of my comfort zone and I couldn't be more proud of what we made."As the album comes to a close, Samantha has run the gamut of emotions. Her fingers are tired and her voice is shaking but she is able to pull out one more; a whispering rendition of RL Burnside's "I'm In Love With You". This is Samantha at her best caressing the melody while the guitars and a slight drum beat flickers underneath her reassuring voice to her sweetheart.Samantha has dug her high heels in some rich musical soil with Wild Heart and is poised to reach a new level in her career. There's nothing like her out there, for she is armed with her guitar and these songs. And with that, Miss Fish will aim and fire, with confidence.

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Billy Cardine

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Amen & Goodbye (out April 1 on Mute) is the follow up to 2012’s Fragrant World. Moving away from a digital-heavy approach, Yeasayer recorded Amen & Goodbye to tape at Outlier Inn Studio in upstate New York, then brought on board Joey Waronker (drummer – Atoms For Peace / Beck) to deconstruct everything to make the final document.Amen & Goodbye features Yeasayer’s trademark sound without sounding like anything the band has done before. They have created a collection of strange fables from the Bible of a universe that does not yet exist.

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Downtown Asheville , Asheville, NC 28801
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Live jazz at French Broad Brewery!

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101 Fairview Road Suite D , Asheville, NC 28803
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$15 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations) Fayssoux has emerged as a lead vocalist of merit and consequence, winning raves from collaborators including Country Music Hall of Famers Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt, Rodney Crowell, Jim Lauderdale, and other contemporary greats. The Blue Ribbon Healers have been perfecting the recipe for their gumbo sound. As much grassy and down home as it is sultry and exotic, Rob and Cindy’s original music, like the best home cookin, will both soothe your soul and ignite your imagination.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Fayssoux with Brandon Turner /Martyn Joseph

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Returning to The Social, our first true Asheville show after March 17th, and the beginning of celebrating the release of Faultline, our new CD!

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1078 Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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8pm doors. ALL AGES. Standing room only.

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Luke Combs is a 25-year-old musician with his sights set on making good music. With the mid-summer release of Hurricane, Luke got his first look at the iTunes Top 10 Country Charts. Luke is currently playing shows across the nation on the heels of the release of his EP “This One’s For You.”

Growing up in Asheville, Luke played football for famed A.C. Reynolds High School while also performing with multiple vocal groups. Luke has been performing as a vocalist since his childhood and was even afforded the opportunity to sing a solo in the world-renowned Carnegie Hall. While a student at Appalachian State University, Luke began writing songs and playing shows. It wasn’t long until the crowds got too big to ignore and Luke made the move to Nashville.

Called “one of the most promising young talents in country music” by Country Music North, Luke’s unapologetic style and fearless vocal abilities is beginning to cause quite a stir in Nashville.

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8pm doors, 9pm show. ALL AGES. $12 ADV, $15 day of show.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Genre: Reggae Cover: $5 Show: 10PM Ages: 21+ The Mighty Mystic Considered one of the leaders in the U.S Reggae scene, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity have proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of that next level sound that has been missing in the reggae genre. It has attracted listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. A charismatic man on a mission, Mighty Mystic has gone from being a fan of reggae music to being a contributor to the art. Mighty Mystic came on the scene in 2006 after scoring his first international hit with the song “Riding on the Clouds.” However, it wasn’t until the release of his first album “Wake up the World” (2010) that he became a household name. “Wake up the World” boasted several standouts, such as “Revolution,” “Riding on the Clouds,” “Original Love,” & “Slipped Away” with appearances from reggae icon Shaggy and roots rocker Lutan Fyah.  Mystic continues to wake up the world with his high energy, message driven brand of reggae music which he emphatically calls “HARD ROOTS.” It is this unique spin on classic reggae blended with Hip Hop & Rock that has catapulted him to the forefront of today’s Reggae Revival. Mighty Mystic is also the younger brother of current Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness. When asked, does being the brother of Prime Minister Holness have any impact on your music? Mystic simply says “Andrew has a job to do and so do I, impact or not we both have our own mission to complete”. web: http://www.mightymystic.com/ vid: https://youtu.be/IJ23Va4nxK4

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Jeff Thompson and the Soulonola Project w/ Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indians

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150 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28802
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4 Sweeten Creek Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Laura Blackley and the Wildflowers

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with Acoustic Syndicate, Grass is Dead, Junto
Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers took their form of aggressive bluegrass to rock and roll bars at a time when it wasn't so common, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jamgrass genre. Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic guitar, washboard); Drew Emmitt (vocals, acoustic and electric mandolin, electric guitar, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass); Alwyn Robinson (drums).Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of Leftover Salmon remained strongly rooted in the relationship between co-founders Emmitt, Herman, and banjoist, Mark Vann, proceeding through a decade of constant growth and nonstop touring. On March 4, 2002, Vann lost his battle with cancer. He was only 39 years old. Herman issued in memoriam: "Mark lived life to its fullest and he would insist that we do so as well," so LoS carried on through a succession of replacement players including Matt Flinner, Scott Vestal, Tony Furtado, and Noam Pikelny, but then took a hiatus from touring at the end of 2004. Had they never played another note, the Leftover Salmon legacy would have been secure; but in the summer of 2007, the band were ready to hit the road again. Soon after, banjo phenom AndyThorn was brought into the group, a new album, Aquatic Hitchhiker, (2012) was recorded and released to critical acclaim, NPR's Mountain Stage, for instance, heralding the group as "one of the most beloved acts on America's summer-festival circuit." Said Drew Emmitt of the band's resumption, "The time is right for this band to come back on a lot of levels. It's taken us a little while, but I think we're finally there."On September 15th, 2014 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN Herman announced a brand new long player, High Country, set for release on November 28th, Black Friday, initially to participating Record Store Day indie outlets nationwide. High Country is a 12-song, rock/country/bluegrass/blues masterpiece, featuring 10 spanking new LoS offerings, including Thorn's rollicking title track complete with requisite blistering banjo solo, Herman's Cajun-flavored kick off, "Get Up And Go," but also sporting 2 covers- a Payne/Robert Hunter tune called, "Bluegrass Pines" and a Lowell George/Keith Godchaux classic, "Six Feet Of Snow," immortalized on Little Feat's, Down On The Farm. Then there's Emmitt's progressive ramble n' roll, "Two Highways," destined to become an LoS classic. All in all, High Country slips seamlessly in and out of character, disposition and style offering the full palette of Leftover Salmon's aesthetic, from lightening-powered pick n' grin to thoughtful blues balladry and all in between. The record's a classic, if we've ever heard one.

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5 West Walnut Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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