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 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    July 1, 2013

Burbridge Talks About His Brothers, Allmans

185 King St. is the place to be Wednesday, July 10, as Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge takes to the stage for an 8 p.m. show. Up from Atlanta as part of the “Jeff Sipes Presents” series, the Grammy winner took time out from his busy...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    June 17, 2013

McLean Discusses Work With Harris – Brevard NC

Throughout the 1970s, Fayssoux McLean was known as Emmylou Harris’ go-to harmony singer. Adding vocals to the likes of “Pieces of the Sky” and “Green Rolling Hills,” McLean then disappeared from the music scene, only to revive her career...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    June 3, 2013

Adron Brings Global Sounds To Library – Brevard NC

Under the name Adron, Atlanta’s Adrienne McCann melds vintage singer/songwriter passion with Brazilian Tropicalia and other sounds that transcend continental boundaries. In addition to performing,...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    May 20, 2013

Hedgepath To Play May 31 – Brevard Nc

For this week’s Q&A, Backstage Pass sits down with Greenville, S.C. guitarist Charles Hedgepath. Check out his 8 p.m. show at 185 King St. Friday, May 31, complete with members of his band The Work....

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    May 6, 2013

Ten Cent Poetry Likes Lyrics

“When I started playing in the Lower East Side, I would photo copy show invites, four to a page and print poems on the back,” Chelsea Lynn La Bate said. “Artists in the community coveted them....

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    April 22, 2013

The Deluge Delivers High Energy – Brevard NC

When The Deluge take to the 185 King St. stage at 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, they’ll bring with them a raucous energy that’s garnered fans throughout the Southeast. In the midst of a steady touring...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    April 8, 2013

River Rats Progress From Busking To Bigger Things – Brevard NC

Many musicians start off playing on street corners, but few are able to translate that passion into steady stage gigs. Asheville’s River Rats are one of those success stories and will bring their former blues-busking ways to 185 King St. for a...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    March 25, 2013

Jason DeCristofaro Plays At Local Lounge – Brevard NC

Since graduating from Brevard College in 2010, Asheville’s Jason DeCristofaro has established himself as western North Carolina’s go-to vibraphone player. A regular in various area jazz clubs, he...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    March 11, 2013

Underhill Rose To Sing At 185 King, On WSQL

The ladies of Underhill Rose recognize an opportunity when they see one. Ready to record a new album last fall but lacking the finances to do so, the Asheville “heartfelt country soul” trio...

 

DJ Dogg Spins Energetic Tunes – Brevard NC

Brevard’s Marcus Lester knows how to move a crowd. Under the name DJ Dogg, he spins energetic tunes for a range of revelers, keeping the energy high time after time. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, March...

 

The Get Right Band To Play In Brevard

When Asheville’s The Get Right Band takes to the Phoenix Lounge stage Saturday, Feb. 16, they’ll bring with them a palpable sense of energy. Fresh from a tour of the U.S. Virgin Islands and with...

 

Riyen Roots Sings To Keep The Blues Alive – Brevard NC

Smooth guitar licks and a passionate respect for the history of blues music have helped established Ashe-ville’s Riyen Roots as a modern ambassador of the revered form. Thursday, Jan. 31, at 8...

 

Arvie Bennett To Play At Brevard Brewing – Brevard NC

Hailing from Greer, S.C., the Arvie Jr. Band prides itself on diversity. With a range of ethic backgrounds and a repertoire that knows no genre limits, the group’s passionate live shows offer something for seemingly everyone. In the midst of...

 

Desmelik And Rose Will Be At Songwriters Event

In the music business, as in most lines of work, connections are key to success. Dave Desmelik knows this fact well and has built a strong career through steady collaboration. As a way of sharing...

 

The LeMaster Plan Displays Versatility

Damian LeMaster is a man of many instruments and nearly as many ensembles. Adept at performing solo in intimate settings or on a crowded stage before a raucous Orange Peel audience, his soulful voice...

 

The Many Sides Of Chuck Brodsky – Brevard NC

The fast-growing Brevard music scene is exciting news for Asheville folksinger Chuck Brodsky. “I’ve wished for the longest time that there was someplace in Brevard where I could perform,” he...

 

Velvet Truckstop Plays Southern Rock – Brevard NC

Black Mountain’s Velvet Truckstop have quickly made a name for themselves on the Southern Rock scene. Following the success of their first full-length album, “Sweet Release” (voted No. 5 on...

 

Ashworth Works With Many Musicians – Brevard NC

Talk with a musician in western North Carolina and chances are he or she has worked with Brevard’s Mike Ashworth. The freelance player and instructor has built a strong reputation for his versatility and handling multiple instruments depending on...

 

Pipapelli Combines Guitar With Bagpipe And Saxopho

Bagpipes may seem like an odd fit for a blues group, but Pipapelli (pronounced Pipe-Uh-Pelly) makes it work. With the aid of a guitar wah-wah pedal, RJ Grady transforms the traditional Celtic instrument into a wholly new experience, both onstage and...

 
 By Edwin Arnaudin    Arts    October 8, 2012

Wilhelm McKay Enjoys Brevard Scene – Brevard NC

Semi-regulars at the Phoenix Lounge, Asheville’s Wilhelm McKay combines acoustic guitar with cello to form a distinct indie-folk sound. In town for their most recent stop at the Gaston Street venue...

 

Talley To Return To Her Musical Roots

In January, Nikki Talley and her husband gave up the lease to their Asheville apartment and began touring full time out of their Blue Chevy van. The two will bring “Blue Bell” to the Transylvania...

 

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