Artbreak Recordings

May 15, 2017
Art image of a waterfall in north carolina
Vicki Dameron

Art Break provides Visual Arts News, including Events, Exhibits, Classes, Theater and more.  Information is often shared about art groups, galleries, and programs from Asheville to Charlotte, Hickory to Boone or Wilkesboro, and sometimes even East Tennessee.

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We pay homage to the late, great Col. Bruce Hampton by listening to him in Studio B with the Quark Alliance back in September 2007. The conversation gets downright interplanetary at times, and the music is fantastic as the band previews songs from what would be the only Quark Alliance album, "Give Thanks To Chank". Also, Dublin-based I Draw Slow in a Studio B just a few weeks ago, spotlighting their new release, "Turn Your Face To The Sun."

Etta Baker picked up her rag-time influenced style of fingerpicking at the age of 3 from her father. She became a master of the Piedmont Blues, influencing musicians like Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Etta practiced her two-finger picking style an hour every day in addition to raising nine children with her musician husband. After working 26 years at a Morganton textile mill, she quit at age 60 to become a professional musician, and at 78, she cut her first album.

JOSEPH HUBER Live Thursday, May 18th at 1pm

May 12, 2017
Michelle Jones-Huber

This singer/songwriter from Milwaukee caught our ears with some stand-out songs on his new, 4th release, The Suffering Stage. Joseph Huber plays The One-Stop in Asheville on Wednesday, and Sleepy Owl Brewery in Kingsport on Thursday.

TONY FURTADO Live Wednesday, May 17th at 3pm

May 12, 2017

Few people achieve the mastery of the slide guitar or the banjo like Tony Furtado has; fewer still have mastered both so well. Though based out of Portland, Oregon, he spends most of his time on the road, and we welcome him back to Studio B once again as he wraps up a Southeastern tour with a show at the Grey Eagle Wednesday night.