A fun night of rootsy jam/funk bands!
Advance tickets for this show are available here:
Mixing analog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the music of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. The band’s debut album, “One for the Salamanders,” reached #2 on the Relix and jambands.com airplay charts in 2011, remaining in the top 5 for two months. The album also was voted as one of the top 100 albums of 2010 by WNCW listeners and was a top ten regional release of the year. “One for the Salamanders” is currently available from all major online music stores. A track from their 2011 Studio B performance was recently picked for WNCW’s famed “Crowd Around the Mic” compilation series for 2011/2012. Brushfire Stankgrass has headlined The City of Asheville’s 4th of July celebration three times. The group has performed extensively around the region including shows at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Bele Chere, the Durham World Beer Festival, Shakori Hills, the Winter Warmer Festival, the French Broad River Festival, Asheville’s Downtown After 5, the Getdown, and several of the most notable venues throughout the southeast. Mountain Xpress reader polls have placed Brushfire Stankgrass in the prestigious “Best of WNC” on several occasions, including the “Best bluegrass/oldtime” category and “Best band you haven’t heard of yet.”
Starting out as a quartet during their college years practicing their music in a shack, The Shack Band is now building a reputation for their off the cuff live shows and an original sound—an improvisational blend of funk, blues, and progressive rock. Back in 2008, when The Shack Band was still getting their feet wet, they were famous for their energetic live shows at colleges throughout Virginia and the Southeast. But with a new group of enthusiastic songwriters among them, the band has moved on to larger venues and opening for some of the nations top touring acts.