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Kate and Taylor are the Dead Fingers.

Dead Fingers at Jack of the Wood

The Dead Fingers play Asheville during their national headlining tour celebrating the release of Big Black Dog on sister labels Pipeandgun and Communicating Vessels. Since 2012’s eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have had some time to take a step back and take stock of all of the dynamic changes their lives …

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Beppe Gambetta combines “the heart of Americana with the olive trees of the Mediterranean.”   Photo: Dirk Engeland

Beppe Gambetta

Beppe Gambetta likes to think of a smile as “the key for reading the musical universe.” by James Cassara It’s a natural trait of his people-the Italian born musician still resides in Genova – and part of the disarming charm and irrepressible temperament he brings to his performances. Reading his biographical information – Gambetta and …

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Brooks Williams is schedule to perform at the Mtn. Spirit Coffeehouse.

Celebrating a Decade of the Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse

Behind the Scenes by James Cassara This month I’m continuing my series of semi-regular articles focusing on those dedicated individuals who might not make music, but are no less critical in furthering the entertainment scene in our area. These often unsung figures contribute greatly to the local landscape, and typically do so as a labor …

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Paper Bird, a seven-piece outfit of bass, trombone, 
trumpet, and vocal harmonies.

Paper Bird Glides Back to Town

While many, me included, first became aware of Paper Bird via their stunning 2012 release Rooms and the subsequent You Tube clips that trickled out in support of it, the band’s roots actually go back to Colorado in late 2006 when Sarah Anderson and sisters Esme and Genevieve Patterson began singing together. Built around gorgeous …

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