Americana Archive

30 Days Out, May 2024 #2: George Trouble and the Zealots, DJ Lil Meow Meow, Rising Appalachia, Mdou Moctar

So much great music in Asheville. This time around, our look at music for the coming 30 days includes two locally-based acts, an award-winning DJ who’s also from Asheville, and […]

Album Review: Allen Ginsberg – Material Wealth

I will admit right up front that I approached this album with some trepidation. Strictly speaking, Allen Ginsberg was a poet, not a musician. And where his work did cross […]

30 Days Out, April 2024 #1: Alejandro Escovedo, Disco Biscuits, Pretty Little Goat, Flight Attendant

A critically acclaimed artist whose body of work spans punk, Americana and more; a heavy-gigging jam band; a great local group that’s bubbling under; an up-and-coming band outta Nashville about […]

Album Review: Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2

Indie by definition and indie in spirit, Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2 is a compilation featuring Asheville musical artists. Curated, sponsored and put together by community radio station AshevilleFM […]

30 Days Out, Feb. 2024 #2: Get Right Band, Firecracker Jazz Band, Haken, Mark and Maggie O’Connor

Two acts based in Asheville, two intentionally-touring acts. A wide variety of genres. The so-called “quiet season” continues in and around Western NC. Artist: Get Right Band Venue: Grey Eagle […]

30 Days Out, January 2024 #2: Jason Daniello, Whitworth & Platt, Joseph, Evan Dando

Some fantastic local-based talent shares the spotlight with some top-flight touring artists. Winter weather notwithstanding, musicwise in Asheville, the next 30 days look very bright indeed. Artist: Jason Daniello Venue: […]

30 Days Out, December 2023 #1: Toubab Krewe, Bask, Chloe and Leah, Blue Rags

Here at 30 Days Out, I spotlight some of the best live music coming through Asheville. This time of year is extra-special in many ways, not least because local-based touring […]

30 Days Out, November 2023 #1: Della Mae, The Trouble Notes, Kingston Trio, Postmodern Jukebox

Lots of American musical forms this go-round: Americana, folk and jazz-pop. Add to that mix some internationally-flavored world-folk, and you’ve got a recipe for a great month of music. Artist: […]

Book Review: Oh, Didn’t They Ramble

It’s almost always fascinating and illuminating to learn the back story behind successful ventures. And on a creative and artistic level, there are few endeavors as successful as Rounder Records. […]

Mission Statement: A Q&A with Della Mae

Traditionally, bluegrass has been a male-dominated musical field. But as the genre that began in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1940s grew and developed, female musicians have increasingly made their […]