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James Hammel Free Show!
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show!

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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James Hammel Free Show!
Aug
10
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show!

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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James Hammel Free Show!
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show!

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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Indian Summer Jars Free Show!
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Indian Summer Jars Free Show!

Indian Summer Jars creates a sound that is unique and upbeat, dynamic and bold. Expect high energy performances with harmonies and vocals reminiscent of Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant. With creative guitar tunings and strong, earthy rhythms, ISJ brings you uplifting songs inspired by travel, discovery, growth and transformation. There is no doubt this music will stir your soul!

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Millie Palmer Trio
Jul
7
6:30 PM18:30

Millie Palmer Trio

While still in her 20’s, Millie Palmer has earned her credibility in the local music scene of Asheville, NC with her original contemporary folk, Americana and roots music, as well as with her jazz music and vocals. Palmer is an expressive and distinctive vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter.
Since graduating with a distinction in Music from the University of North Carolina Asheville in May 2012 with a degree in Jazz Studies, Palmer has been doing a mixture of Jazz and Original music performances as well as expanding her musical palate.
In 2015, Palmer's focus will be primarily on writing new material, arranging older music into something new and performing. With many years of performing and writing music already under her belt, Palmer is exicted to venture into exploring various new configurations for performance.

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Tim & Son of Red Leg Husky
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

Tim & Son of Red Leg Husky

Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots trio based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released two recordings in that time, its self-titled 2013 EP, and its full-length debut, Carolina, recorded at Wild Chorus Studios in Knoxville, TN by Scott Minor and released in 2014.

Throughout its short time together, the band has been garnering rave reviews, leading to features on Alternate Root Magazine's “5 Flying Under the Radar” and WNCW's “Local Color,” as well as opening performances for national acts such as The Tillers and Kim Lenz and the Jaguars.

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Tom Savage Free Show
Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

Tom Savage Free Show

Tom Savage is what one might refer to as a triple-threat. One part truth-telling troubadour, one part death-defying guitar slinger, and one part Country Blues howler. Each facet of his formidable on-stage persona carefully(perhaps unconsciously) crafted over a 20+ year devotion to the composition and performance of song. Tom is a true believer. A disciple of melody and harmony and tempo and timbre. An evangelist preaching to anyone who will listen of the healing and meditative powers of music. Pouring his heart out of his throat every night, while simultaneously shredding his fingertips in his relentless assault on the beat-up 1966 Guild acoustic he adores.

Tom Savage's music comes from places occupied by Townes Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen, but also lurking in the shadows of influence are Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page in one corner, and Wes Montgomery and Freddie Robinson in another. Give a teenaged kid a cassette player and a radio dial ( circa 1988) and it is the equivalent of throwing the contents of the entire refrigerator into a blender. You have no idea what flavour the combination will result in. This is the time when many musical seeds where planted in Tom's psyche, thus the beginning of a lifelong journey.

Where does he stand today? A writer of Country and Folk songs, sung in a weathered, emotive voice with a hint of a Bluesman's growl, accompanied by fiery and fast rock n roll guitar licks (these days Savage opts for the acoustic guitar, occasionally mandolin, rather then reaching for the electric). Tom Savage is not your average folksinger.

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Zach Doiron Free Show!
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Zach Doiron Free Show!

Born and raised on the California coast just south of Santa Barbara in a town called Carpinteria, I caught the musical bug by the time I could walk but didn't pick up guitar until I was in high school. Now 25, I'm in deep; with multiple projects come and gone.
Currently in Asheville, NC I find myself searching for the sound, staying tapped into "The Song," and loving every second I'm here!

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Chinquapin Duo Free Show
May
21
4:00 PM16:00

Chinquapin Duo Free Show

From the mountains of western North Carolina, Chinquapin Duo plays an inspiring variety of old timey american roots music, drawing from the soul of a bygone era. Hailing from the frozen latitudes of the Finger Lakes of New York, Banjo Mitch is an award winning extraordinaire of the claw-hammer banjo. Sarah Gwendolyn studied classical violin for years, but has since seen the way and the light of the Appalachian fiddle. Make no mistake, this ain't the neo-folky-grass found on the shelves of your local Best-Buy, Chinquapin Duo is the real McCoy, an oasis of homegrown american culture in a desert of homogeneity.

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Stephen Evans Free Show
May
10
5:30 PM17:30

Stephen Evans Free Show

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by musical parents, Stephen Evans naturally had the desire to perform music at an early age. He started very young forcing his friends to watch him perform to records of his dad’s band, Four Saints, in his childhood bedroom, and then learning to play the trumpet in various school bands, singing in the choir, and performing in musicals.

Inspired by his brother, Scot Evans, and his regional success in the band, Floating Men, Stephen started his own rock band, Mean Season, in the late 80’s where he began honing his songwriting skills on the guitar. After a few years of local success and radio play in Tallahassee, FL, his band moved to Atlanta, GA to try and develop into something bigger. Unfortunately, the band broke up which left Stephen to try his hand at writing and performing solo around Atlanta.

Soon the jammed highways of the big city drove him to the mountain town of Asheville, NC in 1996, where he quickly began soaking in the creative influence of his new amazing surroundings. After many years of vacillating between being a professional musician and being building a nest in Asheville, Stephen is finally focused on his love for creating and performing music.

In June of 2015, Stephen finally released his debut CD, “Something to Bleed”, and is now touring as much as possible in support of the record. The True Grits, Brian Shoemaker (bass/co-producer) Sam Hess (drums) and Woodstock (mandolin), are his band on the CD along with special guests Halli Anderson of River Whyless (violin/backing vocals), his brother, Scot Evans of Floating Men (bass on ‘1000 Roses), and his mother, Barbara Evans (backing vocals on ‘Sound’).

Stephen’s songwriting style is a blend of darkness mixed with some hopeful optimism. There is no denying the heart that shines through his powerful vocals and lyrics. Songs like ‘1000 Roses’ and ‘Shining Star’ are beacons of the human emotional experience. With some local radio play on WNCW 88.7 and 98.1 The River, and upcoming shows with the True Grits as well as solo around the Southeast, be sure to check out this music.

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Paco Shipp Free Show
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Paco Shipp Free Show

Raised in Nashville, currently living in NC, Paco is best known for his harmonica playing, which began to draw attention during his days with Nashville’s legendary Bobby Bradford Blues Band and the Jamie Hartford Band, and through his recording work with artists such as Johnny Cash, Marty Stuart, Billy Joe Shaver and A.J. Croce.

The past few years, Paco has been hard at work reinventing his musical persona and revealing the results to the world. His debut solo album, 2004’s “Tip of the Tongue,” unveiled singing and songwriting chops that perfectly complement his instrumental prowess. Since then, his “60 second harp clinics” and performance videos on YouTube have been viewed over 100,000 times, and with the release of “One In A Million” in 2008, Paco’s career has taken yet another quantum leap.

“One In A Million,” is a collection of 12 songs that show the full range of Paco’s musical soul. In addition to his stunning harmonica work, his guitar playing, previously unheard on record, fuses Delta blues slide playing, fingerpicked folk and country styles, and bracing electric leads, all of which match the power and emotion of his songs perfectly. Combined with his distinctive voice, which at times is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale and John Prine, with a stellar batch of new songs, “One In A Million” is the sound of an artist who has found his true voice.

Produced by acclaimed Nashville bassist Dave Pomeroy, this CD features guests including bluegrass instrumental trio Three Ring Circle, and guitarists Guthrie Trapp, Jamie Hartford, and Ray Flacke, but without question the star of the show is Paco himself. From the funky grooves and incisive lyrics of “Down Here” and “My Friend Abraham,” the tender title track and the atmospheric yet intense ‘Everything You Do,” to the greasy blues of “Selling Everything” and the Delta rave-up “Sister Mary,” this record is the complete picture of a man and artist who is exactly that—One In A Million.

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James Hammel Free Show
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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James Hammel Free Show
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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Matthew Frantz Free Show
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Matthew Frantz Free Show

Matthew Frantz is a maverick in the music world. Not easily pigeonholed, his music is soulful, honest, gritty, and relevant to what’s going on in the world now. A few short years ago, Matthew released his album, “Odessa Days” on Ghost Note Records. The album features a broad spectrum of songs, from the melancholy “Silver Dollar Stream” and “Docks”, to the driving and dark “London Honey Bee”, and the emotive “Epic of Harvey Dylan”.

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Paper Lights Free Show
Apr
15
6:30 PM18:30

Paper Lights Free Show

Paper Lights is an alternative/pop band formed by Dan Snyder of Atlanta, GA. There is a large & unique cinematic soundscape found within their music. Paper Lights' highly anticipated album named Caverns released in November 2013 and featured multiple percussive elements. Their single off the album, The Cave, gained worldwide attention which has included film and commercial placements including Coca-Cola, Boeing, MTV, ESPN, Chick-fil-a and Outdoor Magazine. Their third album, We Are Arrows, released in early 2015. While the band took some time off from the road, they have been hard at work in the studio once again, planning to release their first full-length album, Great Escapes, in early 2016.

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James Hammel Free Show
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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Jacob Paul Allen Free Show
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Jacob Paul Allen Free Show

Jacob Paul Allen is a Country/Americana singer-songwriter, born and raised in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Nelson County, Virginia. When listening to Jacob's music, you get a strong sense of his Southern roots. Being from the Appalachian Mountains, Jacob is heavily influenced by the the Bluegrass/Folk sounds of the region as well as many other artists and bands, from Classic Country to Rock N' Roll, with a deep affection for the sounds of the "Red Dirt" Country scene. Jacob sometimes calls his style "Appalachian-Red Dirt." With a songwriting style that is based on keeping it simple and making the lyrics hit home, Jacob's tunes seem to draw the listener in and keep them intrigued. His songs, ranging from childhood memories to current life lessons and struggles, resonate well with the audience and keep them wanting to hear more. The musical adventure continues as Jacob steadily makes his way in the music world. Writing songs, playing as many gigs as possible and traveling as much as he can to spread his music and make new friends and fans along the way. Tune into his websites and music, follow his schedule and try to catch him at a venue near you soon. Currently working on his debut E.P. "Southern Love", Jacob is hoping to take his career to the next level in 2016!!!

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James Hammel Free Show
Apr
6
5:30 PM17:30

James Hammel Free Show

"He's a crooner with sexy and undulating style that made him a perfect match for our Brazilian fashion and jewelry show at PM. His self-arranged interpretations of Jazz standards recall John Pizzarelli's energy, Chet Baker's charm, Jobim’s (and a little of Kenny Rankin's) smoothness, and Michael Franks' playfulness. His originals surprise with classic appeal, and sit well within the framework of the more familiar tunes. He endears and intrigues both musically and visually, lending an elegance in a rare package that is richly musical and compelling." - Trinny Ferrazzy

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Little Sadie & the Sleepy Muskrats Free Show
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Little Sadie & the Sleepy Muskrats Free Show

Little Sadie & the Sleepy Muskrats is an acoustic roots trio based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of boot-stomping folk music at barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released two recordings in that time under the name Red Leg Husky, its self-titled 2013 EP, and its full-length debut, Carolina, recorded at Wild Chorus Studios in Knoxville, TN by Scott Minor and released in 2014.

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Band of Lovers Free Show
Mar
18
6:30 PM18:30

Band of Lovers Free Show

“It’s a golden road trip,” Kate Bee wrote of the debut album from Band of Lovers. Her words also reflect the band’s lifestyle- born on the road in the fall of 2013 and living and touring full-time in their self-converted 1997 Dodge van, the music they write reflects their way of life. With a modern take on folk sound and pop structure, their songs draw inspiration from the stories and landscapes of North America.

 

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Handsome & the Humbles
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Handsome & the Humbles

Since forming in early 2014, Handsome and the Humbles have quickly made a name for themselves in East Tennessee and around the Southeast as a band to watch. Their debut EP, "Hallelujah, Alright," garnered critical praise in multiple publications, drawing comparisons between Handsome and the Humbles and the likes of Jason Isbell, Uncle Tupelo, and American Aquarium.
With songs drawing heavily on their East Tennessee roots, their style has been described as "Garage Americana"—Enough banjo to satisfy the Americana purist and more than enough electric guitar and attitude to classify them as an old-fashioned rock-n-roll band.
In April 2016, the band will release its debut LP, "Have Mercy," and with shows booked all over the southeast, their buzz as a band to watch will only continue to grow.

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Kristen Ford Free Show
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Kristen Ford Free Show

Kristen Ford delivers a high energy set of indie rock. She lives for live performance, her passion and charisma shining forth on stage as a one woman looping band. Her hooks will linger in your mind, blending genres from folk to reggae to rock. Where she's from is a long story. Let's just say Boston was home for five years, and after 2 years on the road full time, she's new to Nashville, TN. For the most part you'll find Kristen Ford on stage and on tour, which feels just as homey as anywhere.

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