969 x 120

Claybank Returns Home to High Country for Release Concert this Saturday in West Jefferson

Oct. 25, 2016. ClayBank is a red hot blue grass string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains making serious waves in the bluegrass world. The group’s heterogenous mixture of young talent with veteran experience has combined with their “straight ahead bluegrass” style to set this force of nature on a rapid path of success since its formation in Jan. of 2015. This Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., the band will be celebrating their national success with a special release concert in West Jefferson at the Ashe County Civic Center. By Cramer Lewis

Read more

The ’90s at Klondike: A Tribute to This Boone Favorite’s Legacy of History-Making Music

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
Oct. 18, 2016.With generations of former Appalachian State students set to converge on Boone for homecoming festivities this weekend, it seems an appropriate exercise of catharsis to revist the enduring legacy and to celebrate the birth of a community so intricately netted in acceptance and a common goal of simply having a good time, that its effects and memory still echo today: this community which was woven together to form the legendary music scene of the Klondike in the ’90s. By Cramer Lewis – Photo Submitted by Chip Taylor

Read more

Legends to Host Yonder Mtn String Band’s Progressive Renegade Bluegrass on Oct. 9

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
Sep. 29, 2016. Attention all string band enthusiasts and beat-bopping deadheads alike– Yonder Mountain String Band performs at Legends on Sunday, Oct. 9. Toting their strings all the way from their rockies to our smokies, Yonder Mountain String Band is sure to entrance Boonies with their progressive bluegrass jams. Yonder Mountain is known for their songwriting as well as their fast and loud approach to the string band set up. By Cramer Lewis

Read more

Cafe Portofino to Host Musical Postgame Party with Vance Fite and Local Favorites

Sept. 13, 2016. This Saturday, following the highly anticipated home football game against the University of Miami, Cafe Portofino will host a musical after party featuring pop/alternative artist Vance Fite as well as local favorites Adam Church, Eryn Down and Nick Vaughin. Fite has played with many popular acts through his career including Questlove, Ying Yang Twins, Hot Chelle Rae, Yelawolf, Wynonna Judd, The Civil Wars, Augustana and Manchester Orchestra. By Cramer Lewis

Read more

C. Shreve the Professor and FTO to Return to Boone Saloon Friday

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
Sept. 6, 2016.Appalachian State professor Chris Shreve, a.k.a C. Shreve the Professor, moonlights as one of the more prolific mcees in the region, and he’s teaming up once again with his award winning group, Free the Optimus, to bring his inspirational hip hop message to Boone Saloon on Friday Sept. 9. By Cramer Lewis – Photo Submitted

Read more

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church Presents “Music in Time of Madness: A Respite from Chaos” August 13th

August 05, 2016. The choir of St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will present “Music in Time of Madness: A Respite from Chaos” on Saturday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the nave of the church.
Patterned on the familiar Lessons and Carols of the Advent season, this concert will feature readings and music to serve as a reprieve from the pain and insanity surrounding us in the world at this time.

Read more

Jerry Douglas Band to Take the Stage with MIPSO at Schaefer Center Saturday


Aug. 4, 2016. Dobro master and 13-time Grammy-award winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar: elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. The renegade traditionalists of Mipso – Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Libby Rodenbough on fiddle and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory.

Read more

Mauzy Melds Appalachian and Ancient Cultures, Shows Thursday and Friday Night

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
July 27, 2016. Explore a fusion of Appalachian culture, storytelling traditions and ancient Japanese tales at In/Visible Theatre’s latest world premiere, Mauzy, which will show beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights, July 28-29. Actor performances and live renditions of traditional Appalachian music intertwine in Mauzy to tell the tale of a traveling minister and two mysterious young sisters who offer him refuge in their secluded home. Story and Photos by Jessica Isaacs.

Read more

Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Free Live Music This Weekend

July 26, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.

Read more

See Native American and Celtic Musician Arvel Bird at Newland Concert Friday

July 26, 2016. Celebrate the seventh week of Newland’s free summer concert series Friday, July 29 with Native American and Celtic musician Arvel Bird. Arvel Bird’s mixed American Indian and Celtic heritages contribute to his unique and diverse musical performances. Originally from the American Southwest, Bird was classically trained on the violin and explored different styles of music as he found passion in them, eventually leading to bluegrass, folk and Celtic music in addition to traditional Native American music.

Read more

Mark Stuart, Andy Ferrell and ClayBank to Perform at the Jones House Friday Night

July 25, 2016. Songwriters Mark Stuart and Andy Ferrell, as well as rising bluegrass band, ClayBank, all perform at the Jones House Friday, as part of the 2016 Concerts at the Jones House series. “It is always fun to catch touring musicians who are traveling through the area, and this was one of those opportunities, And, Mr. Stuart sounds excited to visit the High Country with his solo act.”

Read more

Blowing Rock Monday Night Concert Series Continues with Free Outdoor Music July 25

July 21, 2016. If you are looking for something to do in the High Country on a Monday night, the Town of Blowing Rock offers the Monday Night Concert Series (MNCS). This is the third concert in the 2016 summer series and will feature a cabaret blend of musical theatre, jazz, country and contemporary favorites. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and concertgoers should bring a lawn chair or blanket to fully enjoy this free evening of music.

Read more

Summer Concerts in the High Country: Your Guide to Enjoying Free Live Music This Weekend

July 21, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.

Read more

Music to Your ART’S Desire: Get Your Tickets Now for July 22 Symphony by the Lake

https://www.hcpress.com/?p=39556
July 19, 2015.The celebrated Symphony of the Mountains will soon return to Chetola Resort for the 2016 edition of Blowing Rock’s Symphony by the Lake! The Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m., following this year’s theme “Music to your ARTS Desire,” which incorporates a large mix of classical Broadway hits, Hollywood favorites and patriotic staples. By Angela Gazzillo

Read more

Blowing Rock Free Monday Night Concerts Begin July 11 with Amy Marie Young

July 7, 2016.If you are in the High Country on a Monday night looking for something to do with the whole family, the town of Blowing Rock offers the Monday Night Concert Series (MNCS). In a quaint gazebo surrounded by a pond, bring your lawn chair or blankets and enjoy a free evening of music. The concert is best described as a cabaret blend of musical theatre, jazz, country and contemporary favorites.

Read more

Newland Summer Concert Series Continues with Classic Beach Music Group, The Tams

July 7, 2016.Classic Carolinas music group The Tams, a favorite of beach music fans and shag dancers, will perform Friday, July 8 at the community of Newland’s free summer concert series. Ever since the 1960s, The Tams have been famous along the beaches of North and South Carolina, playing clubs centered around shag dancing and performing songs that became standards in beach and dance music. The summer concert series began as a way to draw people to the Newland community, to celebrate the area and to just be a fun event for locals and visitors alike.

Read more