Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blue Rags in Asheville

June 5, Grey Eagle Music Hall, Asheville North Carolina. From playing Piedmont juke joints to open-mic nights at some of the area's most stalwart venues, the Blue Rags quickly took over the mid-'90s Asheville music scene. Their startling brand of roots-music-on-overdrive earned them packed houses across the country, and a two-record-deal with venerable indie label SubPop. It was their wild ride and Asheville went with them.For details or tickets:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2010 Summer at the Wortham Series Begins This Week

June 5, 7PM, Diana Wortham Theatre, Two South Pack Square, Asheville North Carolina. Trombonist Rick Trolsen and his traditional jazz sextet, The New Orleans Po' Boys. The sextet features Trolsen's trombone blending with other front-line instruments, trumpet and clarinet, as they merge with piano, bass/tuba and drums to create contemporary heat in traditional jazz classics such as "Struttin' with Some Barbecue," "Mahogany Hall Stomp," and "The Royal Garden Blues."   Read more...

Gulf Restoration Network Benefit: In light of the current oil spill crisis affecting the Gulf State communities, the WNC Jazz Society is taking this opportunity to support the Gulf Restoration Network (GRN) in association with Sunday's performance and a portion of the proceeds.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blue Ridge Parkway 75 Event: Swannanoa Shindig

June 4,  SWANNANOA North Carolina. Swannanoa Shindig This night's band will be the Flat Creek Boys. Live traditional Appalachian music and square dance caller; craft booths, children’s games, jamming sessions, and other activities honor the heritage of the original Old Farmers’ Ball near Warren Wilson College. Blue Ridge 75 Event, Milepost 377