Americana Archive

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 […]

Album Review: Various Artists — Shine On

One of popular culture’s great tragedies is the absence of Pete Ham. The Welsh singer-songwriter-guitarist was the creative center of gravity in Badfinger; his distinctive voice and superb songwriting were […]

30 Days Out, June 2023 #2: Brothers Gillespie, Eric Gales, Pleasure Chest, Wednesday

Three locally-based acts (at least one of which looks to break out nationally at any moment) and a touring performer who’s beloved here: those are among the live music highlights […]

Ride Along with Tina and Her Pony

When it comes to Tina and Her Pony, the name is the same, but many other things have changed. Classically-tinged Americana/folk outfit Tina and Her Pony got their start in […]