Boston's Jesse Dee has a powerful voice you won't soon forget. He brings his neo-soul sound to Studio B before playing Charlotte Wednesday, then Brevard and Charlotte again this weekend. “His music feels like spring. It's soul music, but it's really happy soul music. It's in the tradition of Sam Cooke and Chuck Jackson. And there's a little spirit of Joe Tex in there." -- Bruce Iglauer, president of Alligator Records.
Asheville's trio The Swayback Sisters returns to Studio B Thursday morning. Laura Blackley, Mary Ellen Davis, and Cary Fridley unite their solo talents to create a blend of country soul, Appalachian folk, and acoustic blues. They share the stage with our fellow friends The Lazybirds in Asheville on Thursday the 30th, followed by a string of shows in Black Mountain, Boone, Hendersonville, and other locales.