Asheville's Velvet Truckstop returns to Studio B, in advance of a string of shows in Charlotte, Black Mountain, and Asheville. Their latest release "Sweet Release" includes Tom Constanten, keyboardist for the Grateful Dead for a few years. As our own Laura Blackley has said, “If Velvet Truckstop ain’t careful, they just might make rock and roll relevant again."
It's some High Country Reggae when Asheville band Chalwa returns to Studio B. They've just finished a new release and you'll be the first to hear live tunes from it when they play live! They play at Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville on Friday.
The New Orleans Suspects are "Mean Willie Green" from the Neville Brothers on drums, Reggie Scanlan of the Radiators on the bass, Jake Eckert on guitar from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kevin Harris on saxophone from Dirty Dozen, and CR Gruver on keys from Outformation. These cats are all New Orleans, all the time.
Formed out of Asheville band Soulgrass Rebellion, the Get Right Band is Silas Durocher, Jesse Gentry, and Chris Pyle. Leaning more on the funk, reggae, and rock side, they play a 4/20 L.A.B. show with The Archrivals.
Since leaving The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Justin Robinson has forged a new path with his new band of fellow North Carolinians, The Mary Annettes. If you've ever wondered how NC roots music sounds amongst the influences of J.S. Bach, Erykah Badu, & English nursery rhymes, now's your chance.
Asheville trio The Swayback Sisters return to Studio B. Laura Blackley, Cary Fridley, and Mary Ellen Bush blend their harmonies and original songwriting styles for some old-school country soul, Appalachian-style folk ballads, and dirty acoustic blues.
The 5-piece band Sanctum Sully from Asheville describes itself as a "traditionally untraditional" bluegrass band. Tune in for live takes of songs off their new release "Trade Winds" in Studio B. It's their officially unofficial release party before their real one in Asheville Saturday night (with Yarn!)
Based out of Greenville, SC, The Bad Popes make their first visit to Studio B on Wednesday at 3. Charles Hedgepath, Jeff Chandler, and the rest of the band have a new release of interesting originals, as well as covers ranging from Graham Parsons and Willie Nelson to The Beatles and The Ramones.