The entire month of December, there will be no special featured artists for Wednesday RnB Jam Night at Salvage Station. Instead, I'd like to personally invite all my musician friends & fam for a holiday funky fellowship & WIDE OPEN JAM!! Let's get together to hang & laugh, have some food & drinks, enjoy the holiday season, remember & honor Jeff, and play some tunes & jam without the pressure of an actual gig. No skill level required, ALL musicians are encouraged to come join us. It's all about enjoying each other and having fun for the holiday season. We will also be donating to Eblen-Kimmel Charities every week in December, so bring any blankets, clothes, etc. you'd like to donate to help keep the less fortunate warm & as comfortable as possible this winter. Every Wednesday in December from 8pm-11pm....can't wait to see y'all!! ♥
Philadelphia's funktronica powerhouse, Tweed, is filling dance floors with their high-energy fusion of funk, rock, and electronica. Just as their namesake fabric of mingling colors and textures, Tweed has interwoven a psychedelic web of composition and improvisation. Their collaboration can take listeners from multi-layered visions through the psyche to sweaty, raging disco dance parties driven by their own incessant beat.
DEPARTURE plays all the hit songs that everyone knows and loves. They also highlight the early Journey years when Gregg Rolie was lead singer; featuring DEPARTURE keyboard/ piano player and lead vocalist, Joel Hayes. They perform for 2 hours straight without taking a break to give their audience the true concert experience. Their performance is professional and highly engaging for their audience. Everything heard during their performance is live with no pre-recorded tracks used.
Craig Campbell has never taken a backseat to anything. He’s certainly never taken a backseat in his career as one of Country’s brightest rising stars who launched onto the Country music scene in 2011 and continues to exist in a perfect sweet spot between tradition and modernity.
THUNDERSTRUCK "America's AC/DC"
Recreating the "Thunder From Down Under" throughout the Southwest, Midwest, Southern and Northeastern United States ...Thunderstruck is constantly adding new cities and aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. Dave Moody screeches out the ball breaking vocals of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, covering all the hits and deep cuts from 1975's "High Voltage," to 2014's "Rock or Bust." Caleb White brings the sound and image of Angus Young to the stage, complete with a school boy uniform and Gibson SG. The rhythm section of the band is comprised of drummer Jerry Lawson, bassist Chris Jones, and rhythm guitarist Kevin Feller, who keeps the music rocking and solid with smooth precision. Striving to stay true to the AC/DC way, Thunderstruck obsesses over the tones and structures of each song's studio and live versions, also using all the gear necessary to bring the power and entertainment of a genuine AC/DC show. Thunderstruck can bring the High Voltage Rock n' Roll to any theater, ballroom, festival or special event.
18+ to Attend | $10
The best pop music you will ever hear.
“Forget being signed. Paper fades. Legends don’t. I was born one.” This is what this band lives by. They started out as street musicians, filling downtown Asheville streets corners while touching many hearts . “The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive feedback that it pushes us to work harder. This is where we started and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Leeda Jones(Lyric). With a sound and style that is so unique, they’re sure to please any crowd. Playing covers such as “Fast Car and Give me One Reason,” by Tracy Chapman, to their compelling version of Tear the Roof Off/ We Want the Funk,” by George Clinton, it would be hard not to get in the groove with them. Not to mention their well known catchy originals such as “Blue Skies,” and “So High,” which are loved by their many fans.
DR. GETRIGHT will be spinning dance tunes into the new year!
Hustle Souls is a soul and roots rock band based in Asheville, NC who are quickly growing in reputation from Tennessee to NYC as one of the most exciting bands in the South East. With 4-part vocal harmony, get you on your feet grooves, trumpet, head turning solos, and B3 organ, Hustle Souls create music that sparks nostalgia from New Orleans to Muscle Shoals but is undeniably fresh and new. This is the band you have been looking for.
18+ to Attend | $20 ADV / $22 DOS
Perpetual Groove based in Athens, GA, rides an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. PGroove's music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade". The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night. Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it outsold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 followup record, All This Everything, which was produced by Grammy awardwinner Robert Hannon. LiveLoveDie, their third record was released in March of 2007 and represents a significant evolutionary departure in style for Perpetual Groove. Teaming up once again with Hannon and Tree Sound Studios, the band set forth to create a darker sonic landscape without sacrificing too much of that "PGroove quality" thanks in part to Butler's warm, soaring vocals. HEAL, released in 2010, firmly established Perpetual Groove as more than a jamband with its focus on well-crafted songs. Honey Cuts, an EP released later in 2010, featuring three songs that did not fit the theme of Heal. PGroove has performed many US festivals with performances at All Good Music Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Jazz Fest, Riverbend and their own annual gathering, Amberland. The band has also made appearances at International events such as Jam in the Dam and Caribbean Holidaze. Perpetual Groove pushed the envelope in the music industry, touring behind the first ever 5.1 surround sound system and producing the first album to be completely offset by renewable energy credits.
18+ to Attend |
Just outside the jazz mecca of Kansas City springs liberal oasis Lawrence, Kansas—separated only by the waves of wheat from the epicenter of the electronic music revolution in Colorado. From Lawrence, it would logically follow that an act could rise to prominence fueled by the swing of Basie, the birth of Charlie Parker’s bebop, and the wild frontier of electronica. Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.
Brothers Matt and Mark Hill share the stage just as easily as they share a musical brain. Without a setlist, and without a word between them, Matt’s guitar is in lockstep with the thud of Mark’s kick. Endless looping and production builds the raw scenery upon which palm muted chugs, searing solos, and wobbling bass paint their dazzling array of colors.
Well versed in everything from Chris Cornell to Kavinsky, the sonic vision shared by the brothers eschews contemporary electronic influences in favor of broader, deeper tastes including Zapp & Roger, Lettuce, and Amon Tobin. That wide-angle view of a century of popular music allows the Hills to remix Toto and The Dead—in the music you can hear reverence for the giants of the past, all the while producing wildly futuristic tunes for the masses to dig now.
When the pendulum swung as far as it could away from live instrumentation to laptops, The Floozies rose up to the challenge, swinging as hard as they could in the other direction with neck-snapping, knee-breaking funk so dirty that the gatekeepers stood up, wiped themselves off, and took notice. A bold live show full of sonic exploration and unbreakably deep pocket grooves has landed the brothers on stage with luminaries of the jam world Umphrey’s McGee as readily as electronic elites STS9 and Big Gigantic. Sold out shows across the Country, huge festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, High Sierra, Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summerset, Bumbershoot, and a headlining Red Rocks show have continued to cement the duo’s ascent.
The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.
Check out the latest from the “undisputed kings of electro funk” -- "Arithmetic (feat. ProbCause)", and
look for the new album from The Floozies, “Funk Jesus”, coming September 2017.
"If you’re looking for some tunes to throw on your evening summer beach playlist, electronic funk duo The Floozies has you covered."
- EDM Tunes
"Taking funk music to a new level."
- Noise Porn
"Live electronic, funked-out brotherly duo."
- Live for Live Music
With over 185 shows under their belt, Runaway Gin is the World's Most Active Phish Tribute Band. They play every Sunday at the Charleston Pour House and tour often. On July 4th, 2015, after the second show of the Grateful Dead GD50 run, Runaway Gin sold out the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago - a 650 capacity venue - and catapulted themselves onto the national scene.
The members of Runaway Gin are long time Phish fans who have united with the goal of creating musical moments inspired by Phish. The band's song list is constantly growing and their improvisational and communication skills are constantly developing independently and together. Like Phish, Runaway Gin will never play the same show or jam the same way twice making every show a unique experience and every moment pure artistic creation.
enRAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is Charlotte's one and only rage against the machine tribute band.
Come be reminded of the hits and high energy performances that brought RATM international acclaim! With the ability to span over a decade of hits and dozens of songs, every show provides a unique high energy live music experience. enRATM is dedicated to performing the true meanings and writings behind RATMs music. enRATM is celebrating the 25th anniversary of RATM's self titled debut album this year keeping true to social activism, while aiming to reach new and long time Rage fans.
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.
The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that lead vocalist/guitarist Sam Tayloe and vocalist/banjo player Houston Norris, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.
"The entire month of December, there will be no special featured artists for Wednesday RnB Jam Night at Salvage Station. Instead, I'd like to personally invite all my musician friends & fam for a holiday funky fellowship & WIDE OPEN JAM!! Let's get together to hang & laugh, have some food & drinks, enjoy the holiday season, remember & honor Jeff, and play some tunes & jam without the pressure of an actual gig. No skill level required, ALL musicians are encouraged to come join us. It's all about enjoying each other and having fun for the holiday season. We will also be donating to Eblen-Kimmel Charities every week in December, so bring any blankets, clothes, etc. you'd like to donate to help keep the less fortunate warm & as comfortable as possible this winter. Every Wednesday in December from 8pm-11pm....can't wait to see y'all!! ♥"
-Ryan "RnB" Barber
Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life.
"Infectious Latin groove masters Sol Rhythms will get you spinning under the sun with their eclectic world music." - livemusicnewsandreview.com
Using the power of music, Sol Rhythms' mission is to promote a care-free and celebratory atmosphere. We encourage our audiences to dispel of all their worries, be themselves and to let loose to our fiery rhythms.
The lyrical content in our music sends out a message of peace, love, and harmony. Many different rhythms can be heard throughout our music including salsa, merengue, bomba and plena. Percussionists/singers Roni Delerme and Sergio Diaz, who are natives of Puerto Rico, have played together for over twenty years. Together they provide the crucial rhythm combo of timbales and congas. In recent years, Sol Rhythms has re-emerged in Asheville with the help of musicians Gary Morris (bass), Freddie Barry (guitar) and Zach Richardson-Bull (keyboard). Influences range from Tito Puente, Fania All Stars and Santana.
Phuncle Sam is Asheville's own Dead-centric "jam band". SInce their formation in 2004, Phuncle Sam has been firmly rooted in musical exploration. The band serves up inventive interpretations of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead and many others. They have built up a faithful following by using an approach that respects the improvisational traditions of The Grateful Dead, while exploring what can happen when individual band members bring their unique influences and interpretations into the mix.
Bridging the gap between retro funk & soul, while keeping a focused eye on the future of funk, The Motet blasts off with their latest single, Supernova. The recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, who joined the band in 2016, fans the flames of this already hot band. His sinfully soulful voice and rich lyrics are powerfully prevalent throughout Supernova and light up the performances of the 7-piece funk powerhouse.
The Colorado-based band, who will be headlining Red Rocks for the second time on Fri June 2nd, along with Jurassic 5 and The California Honeydrops, will also be ramping up for Red Rocks by making a splash across the state – releasing "Motet Mocha" ice cream at Sweet Cow locations, dishing out treats at the Sweet Cow at Stanley Marketplace as part of a benefit for the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts on May 22nd, and singer Lyle Divinsky will be performing the National Anthem at the Rockies game on May 30th.
The Motet began in 1998 in Denver, Colorado, where the band’s then-rotating cast of musicians amassed an enthusiastic and loyal throng of hometown fans. The Motet took their infectious dance parties on the road about four years ago, and their national fan base has been growing exponentially ever since. Today, their shows sell out from coast to coast at iconic venues Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The Fillmore in San Francisco, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, Brooklyn Bowl, Chicago’s Park West, Portland’s Crystal Ballroom, and Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. A favorite along the festival circuit, The Motet has performed at Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, All Good Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Fest and many others.
The Motet are Lyle Divinsky (vocals), Dave Watts (drums), Joey Porter (keyboards), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabriel Mervine (trumpet), and Drew Sayers (saxophone).
The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous appearances on stages such as Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.
Hot Buttered Rum is a postmodern string band from San Francisco that combines bluegrass, reggae, folk and jazz into a riveting blend of Americana. At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of five best friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands.
Opener: Thorp Jenson
$10-20 Suggested donation at the door; All $ goes to Americares Nonprofit, helping the victims in TX, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico!
Music and performance SCHEDULE:
Doors open at NOON
1:30-3pm : SIRIUS B
3:15-3:45 : ZABUMBA (drum and samba crew)
4-5:30 : FUNK TRIO with Jake Wolf, Ram Mandelkorn, & Jacobe Baumann
5:30 : BINDAAS BHANGRA Dance Crew
5:45-7 : DEVILS IN DUST
7pm : LIQUID SIRENS Dance crew
7:15-9:15 : DJ NEX MILLEN (hip hop) + dance performers
9:30-12am : the SAYLOR BROTHERS of BRUSHFIRE STANKGRASS
18+ to Attend | $10|
Ride the Lightning - The Ultimate Metallica Tribute is a no-holds-barred, high-energy Metallica tribute band that prides themselves on being a musically faithful reproduction of the entire Metallica live experience. The show encompasses Metallica's vast catalogue of songs from the first album: Kill Em All, through the most current album: Hardwired - To Self Destruct. Whether a faithful member of the Metallica "OG" or a new fan...Ride the Lightning delievers a captivating performance that is sure please the musical tastebuds of any Metallica enthusiast.
Tickets are $10 or $7 if you bring a percussion instrument.
Music starts at 6pm
Diversity Productions presents the 100 Musician Improvisational Music Night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Salvage Station in Asheville’s River Arts District.
This event is the first in the series of Concerts For Racial Harmony, designed to honor improvisational music pioneers Sun Ra and Jerry Garcia and the life and works of Asheville’s beloved educator Chris Weaver. The program will feature musicians from diverse cultures and music genres performing together in a rare night of musical exchange.
Performing together will be many players from Asheville’s diverse music scene, including members from Natural Born Leaders, Mystic Ferrymen, Sherri Lynn & The Mountain Friends Band, The James Berlyn Quartet, Cosmic Intuition, Umoja Percussion Ensemble and many other groups. Musical explorations will feature pianist Patrick Littlejohn, multi-instrumentalist Wind and Ron Greenberg, hip-hop artist Spaceman Jones and dozens more. Expect improvisational dance by Amanda Levesque and Friends.
There will also be drum/percussion jams in between music sets led by conga master Kayin Burney. Admission is $10 or $7 if you bring a drum or percussion instrument and play in the drum jams. Concerts For Racial Harmony is a non-profit series under the auspices of Zamani Refuge, a 501C(3) organization.
Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to that great musical fountainhead, Austin, Texas.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong brings end-of-the-world enthusiasm to their high-energy psychedelic funk. Their infectious electro-funk grooves, undeniable live energy and contagious smiles have their rabid fan base "the Flock" growing exponentially. Based out of Baltimore, MD, this animated quartet has been scorching up the country with their explosive performances and danceable peaks... and they're loving every minute of it.
Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time.
The Black Lillies’ story is one of hard work and highway miles … a story that traces their evolution from a group of friends making music in songwriter and frontman Cruz Contreras’ living room into what is now one of Americana’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz.
Every Sunday, we will have $3 Mimosas and $1 off all draft beers. ALL DAY LONG! (*while supplies last)
Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.
On WildHorse, we hear that same warmth and accessibility and sense the same buoyant personality that ushered her into the spotlight on NBC’s “The Voice.” But she was only 17 years old then, her appeal defined in part by her innocence and openness to all that lie ahead. She’s still young but at 22 she can apply a deeper dimension to those qualities. That same Texas twang colors her voice; add to it a new sophistication, a broader palette, with a maturity in her ability to deliver a performance, and you’ve got something special.
In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was running a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Simon Allen and Eddie had played together in 1997 as The Mastersounds, though with a different bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respectively, and The New Mastersounds were born. Though it was raw, and more of a boogaloo sound at first, it was powerful from the start. Their first rehearsal was hot enough for Blow it Hard Records to release on two limited-edition 7” singles in 2000.
Every Sunday, we will have $3 Mimosas and $1 off all draft beers. ALL DAY LONG! (*while supplies last)
Growing up in Nelson County, Virginia, a small town along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Koda Kerl and Marie Borgman met each other in elementary school. Little did they know then that one day they would be touring with each other as a musical duo. While both considered the duo as a side project in the beginning, they eventually decided that it was time to sit down, formulate a band, and officially start making music. Marie made chamomile tea and luckily, Koda happened to bring a fifth of Evan Williams. They instantly decided that mix -- of earthy tea and a strong, warm kick of bourbon -- embodied the exact sound they were working toward.