30 Days Out, December 2023 #2: Russ Wilson, Somewhat Petty, Asheville Symphony, Moon Hooch

Holiday shows (mostly), local artists, mostly. ‘Tis the season!

Artist: Russ Wilson
Venue: Highland Brewing
Date: Sunday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m.
Door: $25
A longtime fixture on the WNC music scene, Russ Wilson presents a lively holiday show every Christmas season. The venue may change from year to year, but the spirit’s always there. I’ve interviewed him many times; here’s one of ‘em.

Artist: Somewhat Petty
Venue: The Orange Peel
Date: Thursday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m.
Door: $14
Very popular Asheville-based Tom Petty tribute band Somewhat Petty can be counted on to bring the hits as well as a few deep cuts. Longtime readers of this blog may recall that band leader Damon Goldman was my guest at a Music to Your Ears event a few months back. I interviewed him about his band way back in 2018.

Artist: Asheville Symphony
Venue: ExploreAsheville Arena
Date: Sunday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.
Door: $37+
A special New Year’s Eve performance with the theme, “She’s Got Soul,” the concert will feature vocalist Capathia Jenkins bringing classic soul-diva tunes to the stage. Darko Butorac conducts.

Artist: Moon Hooch
Venue: Asheville Music Hall
Date: Sunday, Jan. 13, 9 p.m.
Door: $22 advance / $25 day of show
The only non-local act on this roundup, Moon Hooch might as well be local. The Brooklyn-based duo is beloved here, their touring schedule brings them to Asheville about twice a year. Is it jazz? EDM? Something else? Forget labels and just enjoy. Concert review from a decade ago is here. Honeycomb opens.

See you at the show and then in the New Year!