ron-de-voos Archive

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part Three: The Ron-De-Voos

Trip of the imagination Music historians trace the origins of psychedelic folk (or “freak folk”) back to 1964, when The Holy Modal Rounders gigged around New York City’s Lower East […]

It Came from Asheville! WNC Garage Rock in the ’60s, Part One: Introduction

The garage rock movement of the mid 1960s yielded a bumper crop of rock and roll bands. Inspired by British Invasion groups like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Kinks, […]

The 1960s Garage Rock Scene in Western North Carolina, Part Two

Continued from Part One… The Garage Band Aesthetic There’s an undeniable sense of immediacy to recordings made by garage bands of the 1960s; that quality is the result of the […]

The 1960s Garage Rock Scene in Western North Carolina, Part One

The following is a story I wrote in 2016 on assignment for WNC Magazine. The feature appeared in print in the October 2017 issue of the publication, with great photo. […]