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SUNDAYJULY29 COXE AVENUE STAGE

BABY RATTLESNAKES FOLK/ROCK 1 - 2

JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA JAZZ/ROCK/FUSION 2:30 - 4

DAVID WAX MUSEUM AMERICANA 4:30 - 6

BILTMORE STAGE

TEN HOLLOW

AMERICANA 12:30 - 1:30

BALSAM RANGE BLUEGRASS 2 - 3:30

BRANDI CARLILE POP/ROCK 4 - 5:30

BATTERY PARK STAGE

LACY GREEN

JAZZ/ROCK/FUSION OUTFIT JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA COXE AVE. STAGE 2:30 - 4 PM

COUNTRY 12:45 - 1:45

LYRIC

POP/FUNK 2:15 - 3:30

DAVID HOLT

BLUEGRASS 4 - 5:15

HAYWOOD STAGE

BOYS IN THE WELL FOLK ROCK 1 - 2:15

STEPHANIESID

INDIE/POP 2:45 - 4

RANDALL BRAMBLETT POP/R&B 4:30 - 6

BABY RATTLESNAKES

BOYS IN THE WELL

DAVID HOLT

Originally called “The Lonely Christmas Band,” the band that would become Baby Rattlesnakes played holiday covers for their friends. But the chemistry of the group inspired them to expand beyond the seasonal repertoire, writing their own material inspired by elements of soul, pop and Appalachian folk. The Asheville-based six-piece band melts hearts with its self-proclaimed goal of inspiring marriage. facebook.com/babyrattlesnakes

So earnest are N.C.-based Boys In The Well that they call themselves earnest. And the band’s debut EP was called Mostly Honest. Topping the Boys’ list of priorities are meaningful lyrics, catchy melodies and universal themes of love and loss. They also switch instruments between songs, keeping the live show exciting. boysinthewell.com

Southern Appalachian folksinger and storyteller David Holt is also the host of PBS show Folkways. He’s well known for his Panama hats, his friendship and collaboration with the late guitar legend Doc Watson, and for his own roots band, The Lightning Bolts. Holt is a Bele Chere staple. davidholt.com

BALSAM RANGE

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has toured with the likes of Ray LaMontagne, The Fray and Tori Amos. She’s been produced by T Bone Burnett and Rick Rubin and landed songs in both a GM TV ad during the Olympics and on the National Geographic channel in Latin America. And this summer she’s already dropped her new album, Bear Creek, and announced her engagement to her girlfriend, Catherine Shepherd. Congrats, Brandi. brandicarlile.com

Local bluegrass quintet Balsam Range is a bit of a supergroup. Each player (Tim Surrett, Buddy Melton, Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson and Marc Pruett) multitasks — Surrett even acts as emcee. And live shows often feature guests with star power, such as Tony Rice. Even better, Balsam Range is currently releasing its new album, Papertown. balsamrange.com

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BRANDI CARLILE

DAVID WAX MUSEUM Part indie-folk band leader, part troubadour from a bygone era, singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist David Wax fronts his “MexoAmericana fusion” ensemble David Wax Museum. And, despite the staid and hushed suggestions of “museum,” this band is an exhibit of unbridled enthusiasm and boundless energy — within the confines of catchy, storied indie-folk. davidwaxmuseum.com

Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  
Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  

Independent news, arts, events and information for Asheville and Western North Carolina

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