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Original music from Western North Carolina musicians, including live performances, studio and remote recordings with interviews, buskers, and anything else I can think of. But the best part is you can listen to it wherever you are.
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Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs- https://hardrocket.bandcamp.com/track/knockout https://ashleyheath.bandcamp.com/track/ready-for-the-times-to-get-better   Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch   Listen to this episode on iHeart Radio   Spotify   Stitcher  Apple/iTunes   Submissions email wncswd@gmail.com   Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Visit our compilation album from WNC Musicians for Change https://wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-job-is-done   Hard Rocket https://www.facebook.com/HardRocket1/   Ashley Heath https://www.facebook.com/AshleyHeathMusic/   Subscribe to the podcast https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   Theme song by Modern Strangers www.modernstrangers.com   All music used by permission
www.wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com   Click here for easy streaming or download - https://wncom.podbean.com/mf/play/dux972/Ep90WNCMusiciansForChange.mp3   Click to listen on Apple/iTunes    Google Podcasts   Spotify  iHeart   Musicians on this compilation- CaroMia Modern Strangers Cardboard Box Colony Evil Note Lab Stephen Evans The Moon and You Kendra Penland Leigh Glass Evil Black Spiro Nicolopoulos Kathryn O'Shea Mike Martinez Brie Capone Josh Blake Sister Ivy Josh Phillips    Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission
Visit our facebook group - bit.ly/WNCOMGroup Click here for easy streaming or download - mp3 download/stream   Click to listen on iTunes/Apple   Stitcher   Spotify   iHeart   Google Podcasts   Listen and follow Modern Strangers at these places http://www.modernstrangers.com/ https://www.instagram.com/modernstrangersavl/ YouTube Channel https://modernstrangers.bandcamp.com/ Spotify     Find The 2Digh4 here https://www.facebook.com/2Digh4/ https://2digh4.com https://www.instagram.com/2Digh4/   Link to WNC Musicians for Change Compilation https://wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-job-is-done   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   "There are few groups on the local scene that would classify as pop bands. Modern Strangers is among that elite camp. With catchy melodies and an infectious energy, they create a sound that feels as if it comes from another era" - Mountain Xpress (09/09/2017) “ There isn’t enough pop music in Asheville, but Modern Strangers are helping to change that” - Ashvegas (Caleb Calhoun 3/22/2018) “You Guys are a gnarly party band!!” (Quinn Powers 06/02/2019) Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based band playing high-energy, toe-tapping, and melodic rock music! A 4-piece combo of journeymen musicians, they take their varied influences and form them into a JanglePop juggernaut with a mountain twist. Hard to pin down their sound, they've heard comparisons from The Beatles to The Pixies to early REM to Elvis Costello to The Kinks. Catchy songs, vocal harmonies and just the right amount of edge make these guys a fun night whether they're playing originals or quirky covers.
Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs-   https://carpaltullar.bandcamp.com/track/my-iron-lung https://thestyrofoamturtles.bandcamp.com/track/pipe-2   Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch   Submissions email wncswd@gmail.com   Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Visit our compilation album from WNC Musicians for Change https://wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-job-is-done   Listen to this episode on Apple/iTunes   Stitcher   Google Podcasts  Spotify  iHeart Carpal Tullar www.carpaltullar.com   The Styrofoam Turtles https://thestyrofoamturtles.bandcamp.com   Subscribe to the podcast https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   Theme song by Modern Strangers www.modernstrangers.com   All music used by permission
Welcome to our new regular mini episode. Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs-   https://janglingsparrows.com/product/bootstraps-and-other-american-fables https://thegetrightband.bandcamp.com/track/wired   Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch   Submissions email wncswd@gmail.com   Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Listen to this episode on mp3    iTunes/Apple   Stitcher    Spotify    iHeart   Jangling Sparrows  https://janglingsparrows.com   The Get Right Band  https://thegetrightband.com/   Subscribe to the podcast https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   Theme song by Modern Strangers www.modernstrangers.com   All music used by permission
Visit our Facebook group - bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Click here for easy streaming or download -  https://bit.ly/GetRightBand1mp3   Click to listen on Apple/iTunes   Stitcher   Spotify     Listen and follow and download The Get Right Band at these places https://thegetrightband.bandcamp.com/album/itchy-soul https://thegetrightband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/thegetrightband/ https://www.instagram.com/thegetrightband/   Find The Deathbots here https://thedeathbots.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/hailtothedeathbots/ https://www.facebook.com/thedeathbots/   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   THE GET RIGHT BAND is “hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun” (The Alternate Root). They are one of Relix Magazine’s “On The Verge” picks, Home Grown Music Network’s 2015 “Best New Band of the Year,” and were voted “Best Progressive Band” in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers. They have performed on the famed World Cafe, a nationally syndicated NPR show, and have brought their unique sound to major festivals and venues such as FloydFest, The Orange Peel, Music City Roots TV Show, The Green Parrot, Arlene’s Grocery, and Riverbend Fest. Combining catchy, clever, honest  songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to move your head, heart, and hips.
Welcome to our new regular mini episode. Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs- https://pronouncedheroes.bandcamp.com/track/white-buffalo https://sanevoids.bandcamp.com/track/leave   Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch   Submissions email wncswd@gmail.com   Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Listen to this episode on Apple  Stitcher  Spotify iHeart Radio   Pronounced Heroes https://www.facebook.com/pronouncedheroes https://www.instagram.com/pronouncedheroes   Sane Voids https://www.facebook.com/sanevoids https://www.instagram.com/sane_voids   Subscribe to the podcast https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   Theme song by Modern Strangers www.modernstrangers.com   All music used by permission
Welcome to our new regular mini episode. Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs- https://themaggievalleyband.bandcamp.com/track/silence https://thelongdistancerelationship.bandcamp.com/track/infidels   Listen to this episode on Spotify   Stitcher    Apple/iTunes   Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch   Submissions email wncswd@gmail.com   Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   The Maggie Valley Band https://www.facebook.com/themaggievalleyband/ https://www.instagram.com/themaggievalleyband/   The Long Distance Relationship https://www.facebook.com/thelongdistancerelationship/   Subscribe to the podcast https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   Theme song by Modern Strangers www.modernstrangers.com   All music used by permission    
Easy mp3 download or direct play -  https://bit.ly/pressley2mp3   Listen at these places: Spotify -  https://bit.ly/pressley2spotify iTunes/Apple -  https://bit.ly/pressley2apple Stitcher -  https://bit.ly/pressley2stitcher Google - https://bit.ly/pressley2google   www.thepressleygirls.com www.facebook.com/thepressleygirls www.instagram.com/thepressleygirls   Thanks to Carley Arrowood for providing the closing song https://www.facebook.com/carleyarrowoodmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/carleyarrowoodmusic/   Say this in every room you walk into, just in case  - "Alexa, play podcast, WNC Original"   More WNC Original Music links for your archives-https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/ www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://open.spotify.com/show/3Rx8uNDtBXzcrmA6vHiph4  (Boo Spotify)   All music used with permission   Twin sisters, Katie and Corie Pressley, were born and raised in the Appalachian mountain community of Brasstown, North Carolina. They are affectionately called Chatter and Chitter on their mother’s popular Appalachian blog Blind Pig & the Acorn. The girls enjoyed a musical influence literally from their arrival home from the hospital. Jerry Wilson, their grandfather, who they call Pap, was a musical legend in their neck of the woods. Jerry performed for many years as part of The Wilson Brothers. The duo performed gospel music in the polished high harmonies of the classic brother duet style. They performed at churches, festivals, homecomings, and benefits throughout the south. Over the years they won many awards including the 1998 North Carolina Heritage Award. They were also featured in publications such as “The Old-Time Herald”. The girls often tell the story of laying in their bedroom floor with ears pressed tightly to the floor to hear the sounds of music flowing up from the basement as Pap and his band practiced. Katie says “Mama would make us go to bed but as soon as the lights were out we’d sneak from the covers, lay in the floor, and let the music lull us to sleep.” The Pressley Girls began singing in church with other children and gradually began to sing alone with Pap accompanying them on guitar. At about the same time, Corie and Katie joined the John C. Campbell Folk School Clogging Team. Staying with the JCCFS Cloggers for over seven years, the girls then joined up with the Kudzu Kickers Clogging Team. Becoming  proficient in the traditional Appalachian Dance Style seemed to help solidify the girls rhythm for music. The family band evolved into Pap, Paul (Pap’s youngest son and the girls’ uncle), Tipper (Pap’s only daughter and the girls’ mother), Ben and Mark (sons of Pap’s oldest son Steve and cousins of the girls’), and Corie and Katie. In the beginning, the twins could hardly be tied down to sing a song or two with the group before they ran off to play. But as time passed, each girl picked up her own instrument and learned the art of singing harmony from Pap and Paul. These days, The Pressley Girls, Paul, and Tipper are making the music they were raised on and ensuring the tradition of Appalachian music is continued.  
Cashapp - $mcdreamytater   Main Link   Mp3 download or immediate streaming   Listen at these places: Spotify Apple/iTunes   www.facebook.com/saltiray www.instagram.com/salti_gram/   Use this phrase daily - "Alexa, play podcast, WNC Original"   More WNC Original Music links for your archives-https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/ www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://open.spotify.com/show/3Rx8uNDtBXzcrmA6vHiph4  (Boo Spotify)   All music used with permission   Salti Ray is a South Carolina-based band founded by members and lifelong friends Mary Norris and Noelle Taylor. Norris and Taylor grew up together in Charleston, SC, where they began writing music and developing the project that would later become Salti Ray. It wasn’t until a decade later that fate led them to Spartanburg, SC, where they crossed paths with current drummer Houston Garrett and bassist Jacob Lightsey and Salti Ray was formed. Self-labeling as “Not-Your-Father’s Indie Rock Band,” Salti Ray blends a myriad of musical styles, including folk, blues, and pop, in their traditional rock-influenced roots.
Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Venmo - @andrew-thelston Paypal - thelstonmusic@gmail.com   Andrew's YouTube Page   Spotify Stitcher Apple/iTunes   www.andrewthelston.com https://www.facebook.com/andrewthelstonmusic/ https://www.instagram.com/andrew_thelston_band/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvEPZXJcV2cPfv3_I5M9Bnghttps://www.facebook.com/GingerBirdStudios/     Subscribe to the podcast - Apple/iTunes iHeart Radio   This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   All music used by permission   Musician Andrew Thelston is known for his unique blend of guitar-heavy rock, big grooves, soaring vocals, and passionate live performances. For the past 2 years, his power trio has been mesmerizing crowds throughout the south east with his brand of high energy, rock n roll. Drummer Jeff Lott and bassist Roddy Wilder create a rock solid foundation for Andrew Thelston to weave a tapestry of epic guitar and vocal work. In May 2019, Andrew Thelston has also had his music featured on the hit Netflix show Lucifer. “Guitar-heavy rock that takes in late 1960s psychedelia, blues influenced solos, and occasional nods to acoustic folk, all tied together by Thelston's earnest, emotional vocals"-Greenville Journal “I can’t wait to hear more from such a talented artist. The future of Andrew Thelston is looking bright”-LOCAL LIVE Magazine “Andrew Thelston is one of the hardest working, talented and intelligent artists in the Asheville area”-LSTNIN
Our Group Page - bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Venmo and Cashapp - @jonworthymusic Paypal - jpw5131@gmail.com   Click to download mp3 or for easy immediate streaming   Apple/iTunes Spotify  Listen and follow Jon Worthy and the Bends at these places   https://jonworthythebends.com https://www.facebook.com/jonworthymusic/ https://www.instagram.com/jonworthymusic/   JW and the Bends upcoming tour dates   WhoIare : Spotify Instagram Facebook   Subscribe to the podcast - Apple/iTunes iHeart Radio   This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media Facebook wncoriginalmusic.com Instagram   All music used by permission      
Laura's tipjar info   Venmo @Laura-Boswell-1     PayPal leboswell9@gmail.com   Visit our facebook group - bit.ly/WNCOMGroup   Click here for mp3 or instant streaming   Click to listen on iTunes/Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher   Listen and follow Laura at these places Facebook Website   Bobby Taylor Jr Spotify    Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission
Visit our Facebook group - Facebook Group   Click here for easy streaming or download -  https://bit.ly/CBCmp3   Click to listen on iTunes Stitcher Spotify iHeart   Listen and follow Cardboard Box Colony at these places   https://www.facebook.com/CardboardBoxColony https://www.instagram.com/cardboardboxcolony   Bad Mary Band - https://badmary.com https://www.patreon.com/badmary https://www.youtube.com/user/badmaryband facebook.com/badmaryband http://www.instagram.com/badmaryband   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission    
Tip Jar information Kathryn O'Shea - www.venmo.com/kathrynoshea Mike Martinez - www.venmo.com/michael-martinez-0114 Debrissa McKinney - www.venmo.com/Debrissa-McKinney                                     www.paypal.me/Debrissa   http://bit.ly/OsheaEncoreMain   Click here for easy streaming or download -  http://bit.ly/OsheaEncoreMp3   Click to listen on iTunes/apple iHeart Radio Spotify Stitcher     Listen and follow Kathryn at these places www.kathrynosheamusic.com. www.facebook.com/kathrynosheamusic www.instagram.com/kathrynoshea/   Empire Strikes Brass - www.empirestrikesbrass.com Madison Maxwell's band Baghead - www.instagram.com/13agh3ad Mike Martinez's Band Natural Born Leaders - www.naturalbornleadersband.com Cutlass - www.instagram.com/cutlass_sc    Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   “There’s a unique dynamic going on in the music of Asheville, North Carolina singer/songwriter Kathryn O’Shea. As a writer, her songs tend toward the confessional or autobiographical, the type we most often hear accompanied by an acoustic guitar. But O’Shea’s husky, low-toned moan is buoyed instead by her skeletal banjo playing.” -The Greenville Journal   Known best for her hauntingly poignant lyricism and masterful vocal play, Kathryn has been featured by Sofar Sounds, WPVM Radio, WNC Original Music Podcast, and more. Last fall, she opened for the internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist Terra Naomi at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, then moved home shortly after and placed 2nd overall in the 11th annual Brown Bag Songwriter’s Competition at The Asheville Music Hall. Kathryn is currently recording her debut studio EP with M.G. O'Shea, a talented audio engineer who just so happens to be her big brother. Last summer, the two worked together to produce Kathryn's debut single, “Snow." Immersive Atlanta premiered the track wrote the following:   "The moment Kathryn O’Shea’s enormous voice slips into the jaunty bustle of ‘Snow,’ you’ll surely wonder what record label she’s gunning for. With a timbre as dynamic as Florence Welsh, the singer/songwriter strips back the sentimental mush from falling snow to tell a clever tale about getting holed in for the winter; even in just four minutes, she fleshes out a character who wrestles with more than just frozen desire.”  
Tip jar - www.venmo.com/jesse-frizsell   bit.ly/FrizMainEncore   Direct download or stream -   bit.ly/FrizEncoreMp3   iTunes/Apple -  https://apple.co/2Uu5nel Spotify -   https://spoti.fi/3asprn3 Stitcher -  https://ihr.fm/3bM4TWX iHeart Radio -  https://bit.ly/2wCC7Jp     www.jessefriszell.com www.facebook.com/JesseFrizsell   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Hailing from the mountains of western North Carolina, guitarist and songwriter Jesse Frizsell seamlessly combines aspects of modern and classic country with the smooth harmonies and feel heard in today’s biggest chart toppers. Frizsell has been a musician and songwriter for the majority of his life, in his own solo endeavors and as a leading member of local North Carolina bands.  Born in Asheville, NC, Jesse grew up learning and playing his favorite tunes by classic artists, from AC/DC to George Strait. By the age of 16, he was playing in various local bands, contributing as a guitarist, singer, songwriter and arrangement. Frizsell has performed at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam both with his band and more recently as a solo artist. He has also opened for acts such as Bret Michaels (of Poison), Blackberry Smoke, Framing Hanley and shared the stage with Kevin Kinney (of Drivin’ N Cryin’) as well as Justin Biltonen (of 3 Doors Down).  More recently, Jesse writes songs for the heartbroken, the working man and those ready and willing to unwind after a long day. Songs like “Beer In The Shower” strike a chord amongst a wide audience, a combination of good hearted humor and desperation, a song to laugh to keep from crying. He participates actively in the local Asheville music scene and regionally in the Southeast. You can find him most weekends playing as a member of The Western Carolina Writers, Solo, playing songs from his latest album or with his bluegrass trio, Jesse Frizsell and the Riffers.  Jesse has released a two song EP, “A Couple of Songs for Drinking”,in 2018 and a full length album “Rose Gold Renegades”, in 2019, both available for streaming or download on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
Billy's tipjar - http://www.paypal.me/billylitz  http://www.venmo.com/billy-litz (@billy-litz)   Hustle Souls merchandise - www.hustlesouls.com/store   Direct download or stream -   https://bit.ly/LitzEncoreMp3   iTunes/Apple -  https://bit.ly/LitzEncoreApple Spotify -   https://bit.ly/LitzEncoreSpotify Stitcher -  https://bit.ly/LitzEncoreStitcher iHeart Radio -  https://bit.ly/LitzEncoreIheart   www.hustlesouls.comwww.billylitz.com www.facebook.com/hustlesoulsband   Experience Music Band Development Studio www.experiencemusicavl.com   Thanks to Sanctuary Brewing. Remember, going there means you're also supporting these other organizations   http://www.sanctuarybrewco.com/animal-advocacy.html www.kindnessempire.com     Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Billy Litz (trumpet-keys-guitar-vocals etc.) is a force of raw emotion channeled through a refreshing and increasingly rare blend of skilled musicianship and inspired songwriting. Born and raised in the thick of the central east coast he chased that certain something around the globe to the islands of Hawaii all the way to the heart of rural Africa. Now based in the mountains of Asheville, NC he has further embraced his rootsy americana sound that remains authentic and fresh by never denying his other musical influences from soul to funk to indie-rock to jazz.
Tipjar - www.theblueeyedbettys.com/donate   Direct download or stream -  https://bit.ly/ThreadbareEncoreMp3   iTunes/Apple -  https://bit.ly/ThreadbareEncoreApple Spotify -  https://bit.ly/threadbareencorespotify     https://threadbaresongs.bandcamp.com www.threadbaresongs.com www.facebook.com/ThreadbareSongs www.instagram.com/threadbaresongs   Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Threadbare, a solo project for Ben Mackel, is dedicated to simple, bittersweet songs worn down to a thin comfort. Major influences are Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, David Wilcox, and Gregory Alan Isakov.     
If you enjoy the episode please consider sending a little something Hope's way https://venmo.com/hopegriffinmusic   Click here for easy streaming or download   https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreMp3 iHeart Radio - https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreIheart Spotify - https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreSpotify Apple podcasts/iTunes - https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreApple Google Podcasts -  https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreGoogle Stitcher - https://bit.ly/HopeEncoreStitcher   Follow Hope on Social Media for upcoming events and livestreams www.hopegriffinmusic.com Facebook Instagram   YouTube Link www.iheart.com/podcast/256-wnc-original-music This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/   All music used by permission   Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Hope Griffin was literally born into music. Surrounded by a musical family, she began singing and performing when she was very young. Hope first got turned onto the idea of writing her own music when she received a guitar at age 17. She attended Carson-Newman University and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in classical voice. It was there that her true flair for songwriting developed. Hope’s drive to perform her original works was launched after winning a songwriters contest in college in 2007. She eventually moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she began introducing her angelic vocals and folky lyrics into the music scene. Hope quickly began to rise as an Asheville favorite. In 2012, her debut single “Hanging In The Balance” made international radio play. She was recognized in regional publications such as the Herald-Journal, The Mountain Xpress, and The Daily Times. She appeared on WNC television, and began touring all over the Southeast USA. In 2014, in an effort to expand her acoustic sound, she teamed up with NJ born cellist and Asheville transplant Jamie Leigh Bennett to create a dynamic guitar/cello blend of original sound. In 2016, 2017 & 2018, she consecutively snagged both best “Singer-Songwriter” and best “Acoustic/Folk Band” titles in Western North Carolina though community votes. Together, their combined fusion of her silky vocals and Jamie Leigh’s deep, rich cello lines has made for a listening experience quite unlike any other. Hope’s “in your face” style of ballad writing, as well as the duo’s reputation for playing fresh versions of songs that span through the decades has made them popular amongst a wide range of age groups. Hope continued to wow audiences and stretch the musical boundaries by switching from soulful ballads to high-energy blues with ease. Her 6 original song EP, entitled “Say What You Will” released on February 6th, 2015 to a sold out show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Her third song on the album titled “A Fisherman’s Life” was awarded “best song” in WNC in 2016. Each song on the record offered a diverse style and hook worthy of its subject matter, but all were linked with Hope’s angelic voice, catchy beats, and poignant imagery. The album was one that fans of folk music and singer-songwriters had been waiting for since Hope first began mesmerizing her audiences, and was the perfect exhibition of her extraordinary talent. Riding on the wings of the success of 2015’s album, Hope jumped back in the studio to record a larger project titled “Where the Soil & the Stars Meet”, which released on October 31st, 2016. As a strong follow up to her previous release, Hope’s album—her first LP—was as eclectic and as unpredictable of a musical journey as those who fell in love with her debut might have expected. Song after song, Hope defied convention, leading her audience by the hand through honest reflections of true love, a broken heart left devastated, a chance meeting with strangers, to the celebration of a long life well-lived. Constantly blending genres, the very essence of Hope’s trademark style constantly remains: Her lyrical quality of capturing the simplest of life’s moments and rendering them profound reflections on the emotions that unite us all. A haunting and always evolving collection of ballads, “Where the Soil and Stars Meet” peered into the soul of an artist whose fingers remain firmly on the pulse of the curious odyssey in which we all find ourselves. At the conclusion of 2017 (and just in time for the season), Hope released her latest project “And the Lights Will Shine” – a 6-song collection of holiday tunes. Reflective of her usual folk flair, the EP was well received by all. As expressed by Bill Kopp from the Mountain Xpress: “With ‘And the Lights Will Shine,’ folk/Americana artist Hope Griffin bravely takes on a clutch of holiday classics (adding an original of her own) and creates a fine, distinctive record in the process.” Since then, Hope has far from slowed down. In 2018, she toured nationally in the the Northeast, Midwest, and Northwest regions and released her latest single “Carousel”, a hauntingly beautiful ballad which garnered much praise from both her local community and abroad. She can currently be seen on tour in a variety of combinations, most notably as a Folk/Americana duo with her cellist Jamie Leigh. Her free spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song make her a true force to be reckoned with – and a hard excuse to miss.
If you enjoyed this episode show Andrew and the band your appreciation at www.paypal.me/familydynamo  or buy their merch at www.andrewscotchiemusic.com/shop   Direct download or stream - http://bit.ly/scotchieencoremp3   Spotify -  http://bit.ly/scotchieencorespot Stitcher - http://bit.ly/scotchieencorestitch     www.andrewscotchiemusic.com https://www.facebook.com/TheRiverRatsAVL https://www.instagram.com/andrewscotchieandtherr      Subscribe to the podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wnc-original-music/id1378776313 https://www.iheart.com/podcast/wnc-original-music-31067964/ This link has all the other places to subscribe https://gopod.me/wncom   Follow on Social Media https://www.facebook.com/wncoriginalmusic https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/  All music used by permission The story of Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats began in 2011 when Andrew began the project busking on the streets of his hometown of Asheville, NC.  Since then the band has transformed from an acoustic street duo into the current setup of a full electric power trio. The current lineup of Andrew Scotchie (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Hill (Drums) and Keith Harry (Vocals/Bass) came to be in early 2016 and since then have been revered far wide for their engaging, interactive High-Energy, Funk-ti-fied Rock n’ Roll show.  Couple the abilities and in the moment spirit of a jam-band with a punk rock fierceness and energy, and you’ll get a show that will have familiar songs but with a twist that offers a listener something only in that moment.   2018 in particular brought the band many new opportunities traveling to previously untapped regions to connect to new fans, especially after the release of our latest and most eclectic album, Family Dynamo.  Last year the band toured up and down the East Coast from Florida to New York, electrifying and magnetizing fans and new folks alike with the live show and new record.  Some notable venues along that trip include The Grey Eagle, 1904 Music Hall, Visulite Theatre, Brookfield Place, The Pour House, Barter Theatre, Floyd Fest, and the Purple Fiddle.  2019 has already taken the band to new heights and places. The band wrapped up a month long “Winter Out West Tour” in February with a sold out show in Steamboat Springs (Old Town Pub), and many other highly successful and impactful shows in Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and Idaho.  Building on the success of that winter tour the band took to the van again for the follow up Summer Out West Tour.  The summer tour took them to many of the same places as the winter tour, but with new stops in Helena, MT and Jonesboro, AK. Consistent studio recordings, year round touring, earnest songwriting & sharing show bills with such greats as Sonny Landreth, Blind Boys of Alabama, Drivin N Cryin, Ghost Light, Eric Gales, Big Daddy Love and Bettye Lavette has made Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats one of the industry’s fastest growing Rock n Roll bands, and WNC’s best Rock band 5 years running.  Rolling Stone’s Garret Woodward gave mention to the band in his coverage of Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam stating that the band is “starting to make a name for themselves on the national scene”. ​ Current Lineup Andrew Scotchie: Guitars/Lead Vocals Keith Harry: Bass/Backup Vocals Eliza Hill: Drums  
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