asheville

Asheville, NC is my adopted hometown. After more than a quarter-century in a smog-filled, traffic-jammed metropolis, I escaped to the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2000. I’m never leaving. And while my own personal musical preferences are well-advertised, I often — more and more as time goes on — interview local artists and/or write about subjects of local interest. Honestly, I really enjoy talking with most anyone who is passionate about her or his art.

For four years now, I’ve also written a twice-monthly column called “30 Days Out,” previewing upcoming shows in and around Asheville. The column often spotlights local-based artists.

Below are links to some (but not all) of my locally- and regionally-focused writing.

Asheville and/or North Carolina Artists…

2018
Adi the Monk
Amandla
Asheville Rock Collective
Amigo
Balsam Range
Sidney Barnes #3
Bianchi & Cofod*
Chuck Brodsky
Brie Capone
Crooked Ghost (coming soon)
Doc Aquatic (coming soon)
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
The Fritz #2
Galena
Hope Griffin
Jazzville (coming soon)
Hannah Kaminer
David LaMotte (coming soon)
Chuck Lichtenberger
Andrew Finn Magill
Stephanie Morgan
Natural Born Leaders
Poet Radio (coming soon)
Aaron Price*
Peggy Ratusz*
Andrew Reed
Ian Ridenhour
River Whyless (coming soon)
The Rough and Tumble
Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats (coming soon)
RichardSshulman (coming soon)
Nina Simone
Sister Ivy (coming soon)
Steep Canyon Rangers
Tin Roof Echo
Toubab Krewe
Town Mountain
Virginia and the Slims*
Billy Edd Wheeler
David Wilcox (coming soon)
Jonathan Wilson
The Zealots (coming soon)

2017
Amandla
J. Atkinson
Back South
Sidney Barnes #1
Sidney Barnes #2
André Cholmondeley
Dr. Bacon
Laura Blackley
Carpal Tullar
Todd Cecil*
Eric Congdon
DJ Audio
Dave Desmelik
Jack Devereux
Empire Strikes Brass
Evil Note Lab
Floating Action
Foul Mouth Jerk
Mary Frances
The Freeway Revival #1
The Freeway Revival #2
The Fritz #1
Gov’t Mule
Warren Haynes
Ashley Heath
Hendersonville Chamber Music
Malcolm Holcombe
The Honeycutters / Amanda Anne Platt*
Jamie Laval
BJ Leiderman
The Lost Chord
Andrew Finn Magill
The Moon and You
Stephanie Morgan
Carrie Morrison*
Angel Olsen
Jordan Okrend*
Sidney Outlaw
Joe Penland
Phuncle Sam
Peggy Ratusz and Paula Hanke
RBTS WIN
Carol Rifkin*
Resonant Rogues
Jeff Santiago
Jonathan Scales
Andrew Scotchie
Sarah Siskind
Skunk Ruckus
Somewhat Petty
Fayssoux Starling
Jon Stickley Trio
Stump Mutts
The Tills
Wes Tirey
Shana Tucker*
The Undergrowth
Paul Vo
Wham Bam Bowie Band
Russ Wilson’s Big Band
Lee Ann Womack*
Yonder
Zoe & Cloyd

2016
Analog Moon
Bygone Blues Duo
Devils in Dust
The Digs
The Get Right Band
Warren Haynes
The Honeycutters
David LaMotte
Jamie Laval
Plankeye Peggy
River Whyless
Rising Appalachia
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
Sweet Claudette
Wes Tirey
Travers Brothership
Underhill Rose
Russ Wilson

2015
Ahleuchatistas
The Broadcast
Warren Haynes
Rising Appalachia
Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats
Wham Bam Bowie Band

2015
stephaniesĭd
Aaron “Woody” Wood

2014
The Volt Per Octaves

2013
Drunken Prayer
E. Normus Trio
Pierce Edens
Jamie Laval
Project/Object

2011
Cheeksters
Project/Object
stephaniesĭd

2010
Cheeksters
Paul Crouch
Skinny Legs and All

2009
Leigh Glass Band

2008
Tom Dudley
Free Planet Radio
Billy Jonas
Eliza Lynn
Peter Millis
Youth at Jazz / YMI Band

Other Topics of Local Interest…

2018
ABS Fest
LEAF Downtown (coming soon)
Make Noise (coming soon)
Music Video Asheville
Terpsicorps (coming soon)

2017
All Go West Festival’s Arieh Samson
Reed Turchi
Western North Carolina’s 1960s Garage Rock Scene
Woods & Wilds Festival

2016
Asheville Electro Music Festival
Asheville Music School*
Brevard Music Center
Code Red ACLU Benefit Album
Girls Rock Asheville 2016*
LEAF Downtown 2016*
Music Video Asheville 2016
Musician’s Workshop
Reed Turchi
Stand Against HB2

2015
Best Concerts of 2015
Front Row Focus
Girls Rock Asheville 2015
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam*
LEAF Downtown 2015*
Mountain Soul Party

2014
Moogfest 2014
Transfigurations II Festival

2013
DIG Festival
Mountain Oasis 2013

2012
Ignite Asheville*
Moogfest 2012
Music Video Asheville 2012

2011
Moogfest 2011

2009
Willie Little’s “Juke Joint”

2008
Youth at Jazz

2007
Bob Moog Foundation

* indicates the piece is hosted elsewhere and may be added later.