Jul 29

The Fritz

After five years of traveling the East Coast and steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. Their 2013 release, Bootstrap, released positive acclaim around the region. The Fritz brought several unforgettable performances to festivals all over the East Coast. As 2016 rounds to a close, the boys are preparing to enter the studio to record a new album with the help of Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, The London Souls, Zongo Junction). The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2017, as they continue to spread the good Fritz gospel of intoxicating live music.
Don’t miss them Saturday, July29th on the Amphitheater Stage at 7pm
http://www.thefritzmusic.com/

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Jul 29

Emma's Lounge

Sprung from the far outskirts of Appalachian Americana, Emma’s Lounge plays a dynamic and gritty blend of music they call “Folk Wave.” With a heavy measure of vulnerability and soul, Emma’s Lounge doses their audience with raw, pure energy until it becomes impossible to have a bad time.
http://www.emmasloungemusic.com

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm
Jul 30

Lazy Birds

Lazybirds is a classic American band with roots in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Formed in 1996, the quartet began by immersing into the old forgotten styles of blues, jazz, country, and ragtime that had been the soundtrack of the American underground several decades earlier. The band quickly developed a reputation in the High Country for playing music that touches people at their core in a way that hearkens back to a time when music was more closely intertwined with nature. With Mitchell Johnston on stand up bass and vocals, James T. Browne on drums and vocals, Jay Brown on guitar, harmonica and vocals, and Alfred Michels on fiddle and guitar, Lazybirds have created a sound that is all their own, at once familiar and original. Loyal fans have danced through a decade and a half with the band at bars, festivals, and parties across the southeast. Much like the old New Orleans Jazz bands, Lazybirds keep on doin’ their thing … and every year, they do it a little better.
www.lazybirds.net

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Back Porch Revival Series 2pm to 5pm
Aug 05

Stop Light Observation

Charleston, South Carolina’s Stop Light Observations is the revolutionary four-member band whose rapidly increasing fan base has found them breaking the record for most consecutive sellouts at The Music Farm and landing coveted slots at Bonnaroo and Firefly Music Festival. Toogoodoo follows their much-praised debut album, Radiation, and continues the band’s signature expression—fusing the best of arena rock with the hypnotically charged undertones of hip-hop and folk. Recorded live at Toogoodoo Bluff, a 1700’s plantation in the Low Country of South Carolina, the album expresses pain, joy, a longing for happiness and the primal urge for fulfillment during a time of increasing disillusionment with the material world.
Don’t miss them on the Amphitheater Stage on Saturday, August 5th in Mills River, NC.

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - Sunset Series 7pm to 9pm
Aug 05

Dub Kartel

Dub Kartel pays tribute to the golden era of Jamacian music. Drawing on the tradion of Studio One, Treasure Isle and Dub luminaries like King Tubby and Scientist, DK brings a classic roots tradition into the modern era. It more or less took an act of Jah to bring the Dub Kartel together. On January 12, 2010 a devastating earthquake struck in Haiti. After the Haiti earthquake a group of allstar Asheville reggae and ska musicians decided to do a fund raiser benefit for Haitian relief. Bringing together Agent Ishi (Strut), Coleslaw (Gnomebirds), Mike W. (Shining Rock, Natural Healing), Jeremy S.(Natural Healing), Tablesaw (Shining Rock, Cosmic Wind ) Horn players Courtney Hall, Sean Singer and JP Furnas(Empire Strikes Brass/Common Foundation), from this initial benefit show the seeds for Dub Kartel were sown.
Dub Kartel is coming back to the Amphitheater in Mills River, NC Saturday, August 5th from 2pm to 5pm

Amphitheater Stage at The Taproom - Mills River, NC - After-Nooner Series 2pm to 5pm