Mar 17

Sidecar Honey

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, March 17th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Sidecar Honey.

Down home roots with a modern edge. Lead vocalist/guitarist and songwriter, Dave Dribbon started the band in 2015. Kimberly Tzakos is also on lead vocals, adding beautiful tone, range and soul to the mix. The songs are Indie/Americana/Rock. Strong gritty vocals with rich harmonies and a dynamic but sometimes heavy backbeat. The songs are complimented by bassist Tyler Mack and Will Miller on drums. They are both backing vocalists and influence the music with Rock, Cajun and Americana rhythms. Wrapped in southern roots, there’s a nostalgic vibe in the songwriting and an Indie feel in the sound.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Mar 18

Eileen Ivers

Available Online or in Gift Shop
Doors 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6-7:30 PM
Eileen Ivers 7:30 PM
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What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin? In the hands of a celebrated guest soloist with over 50 Symphony Orchestras, who also shreds electric fiddle through fuzz, wah and looping effects …who is called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by the Washington Post, and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by the New York Times …who is Bronx born, yet the 9-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. What’s the difference? Nothing, in the hands of Eileen Ivers.

Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen has performed with Sting, ‘Fiddlers 3’ with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Regina Carter, Patti Smith, Al Di Meola, The Chieftains, was the groundbreaking Musical Star of Riverdance, a founding member of Cherish the Ladies, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, a featured instrumentalist on soundtracks including “Gangs of New York” and Back to Titanic”, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen has been proclaimed “a national treasure” by NCTA Board Chairman George Holt as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.

Eileen’s most recent CD, “Beyond the Bog Road”, and its extensively researched sixteen-page liner notes focus on the influences of the Celtic tradition on Roots music (bluegrass, French-Canadian, Cajun, Appalachian, Americana) and how the music journeyed on to become a fundamental ingredient of the American Country music tradition. Irish Music Magazine called it “a triumph …a musical Magnus-Opus” and the album reached number one on the Alt-Country Roots Music Chart.

Eileen’s new, energetic, joyous and passionate band, Universal Roots, connect music, cultures, stories and emotions that tie us together …celebrating the fact that we are more alike than dissimilar. Music truly is the universal language. The ensemble, with a broad array of instrumentation, features Matt Mancuso (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet, fiddle), Buddy Connolly (button accordion, whistles, piano, vocals), Lindsey Horner (upright and electric bass, baritone sax, vocals), Dave Barckow (lead vocals, percussion, guitar), together with Eileen on fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bodhran, and live looping.

Watch Eileen Ivers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qb0AodSTx0

Eileen Ivers Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Irish Pub Salad
-House Corned Beef
-Bangers and Mash
-Stout and Coolea Beer Cheese with Irish Soda Bread

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Chocolate Whiskey Cake

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Mar 23

Time Sawyer

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River, NC on Saturday, March 23rd from 1pm to 4pm for a free show with Time Sawyer.

Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 4pm - Free Show
Mar 23

STIG

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River, NC on Saturday, March 23rd from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with STIG.

STIG is an all-instrumental progressive jazz funk band consisting of 5 best friends from a myriad of places both geographically and musically. “We share music with each other during the day, and weave those news ideas into our shows at night.” Their improvisational nature paired with tight communication and 2 years of playing and growing together creates an exploratory and engaging live show experience.

High Gravity Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada Mills River, NC 6pm to 8:30pm - Free Show
Mar 24

Eric Congdon Trio

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, March 24th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with the Eric Congdon Trio.

High energy guitar jams featuring original compositions plus mind bending covers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and more! Featuring Patrick Armitage on Drums (Jon Stickley Trio, Dirty Logic) and Jake Wolf on Bass (Dirty Logic, AVL All Stars).

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show