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 a couple of 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-focused writing.

Asheville/WNC Artists…

2017
Amandla
André Cholmondeley
Dr. Bacon
Laura Blackley
Carpal Tullar
Todd Cecil*
Eric Congdon*
DJ Audio (coming soon)
Empire Strikes Brass
Evil Note Lab (coming soon)
Mary Frances
Gov’t Mule (coming soon)
Warren Haynes
Ashley Heath (coming soon)
Hendersonville Chamber Music*
Malcolm Holcombe
The Honeycutters / Amanda Anne Platt (coming soon)
Amythyst Kiah*
BJ Leiderman (coming soon)
Fayssoux Starling McLean*
Finn Magill
The Moon and You
Stephanie Morgan
Sidney Outlaw*
Joe Penland*
Resonant Rogues
Andrew Scotchie
Sarah Siskind*
Skunk Ruckus (coming soon)
Jon Stickley Trio
The Tills (coming soon)
Wes Tirey
Paul Vo
Lee Ann Womack*
Zoe & Cloyd (coming soon)

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…

2017
All Go West Festival’s Arieh Samson (coming soon)
Reed Turchi

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.