Need some ideas on things to do this weekend? There's plenty of live music happening around the area. Here are some best bets for the weekend.
January 13, 2012: Local Favorites Friday
Steep Canyon Rangers: An American Bluegrass Band based out of Brevard, NC. The group has received a lot of notoriety, due in part to their musical partnership with Steve Martin. Together they won Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Find them playing at The Orange Peel. RBTS Win: Winner's in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC contest, these guys took home the number one spot for best electronic music group in town. They're hosting their CD release party tonight at Emerald Lounge. Joining them are The Luxury Spirit, Contraverse and Leeann Grimes.
January 14, 2012: Saturday's Best Bets
Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. His gritty voice and staccato picking style will be filling the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Now You See Them: Now You See Them's sound can be described as Super Fun Indie Folk-Pop. Live, they are a explosion of unique, goo-time energy, captivating crowds with catchy tunes. Their first big break came when they won the WNC Magazine's Last Band Standing competition in 2009. You can find them playing at the Black Mountain Ale House.
January 15, 2012: Jazz up your Sunday
Like Mind Trio: Featuring Matthew Richmond, vibes, Mike Holstein, bass and Justin Watt, drums. Find them at Barley's Taproom starting at 7:30 PM. Bob Zullo: Head up to the Great Hall Bar inside the Grove Park Inn. Enjoy this jazz and pop show while warming your toes by one the largest fireplace in town. Starts at 6:30 PM. Jerome Widenhouse & His Roaring Lions: Head over to 5 Walnut Wine Bar starting at 7:00 PM to catch this jazz performance. Leo Johnson: Listen to the sounds of hot club jazz at the Lobster Trap. Show starts at 7:00 PM. Don Aquilo: A saxaphonist with a "fluid and articulate flow of always surprising ideas, sophisticated with a dexterous technique and an incredibly smooth tenor sound that seduces rather than shouts." He's performing alongside pianist Michael Jefry Stevens at The Altamont Theater. Show starts at noon.
January 14, 2012