Dec 15

Below the Bassline

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, December 15th from 1pm to 4pm for a free show with Below the Bassline.

Below The Bassline features the music of Jamaican jazz guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Fusing jazz, reggae, and world rhythms this quartet builds deep infectious grooves with a fun and soulful atmosphere. Guitarist Ram Mandelkorn (The Digs), bassist JP Furnas (Dub Kartel), drummer Nik Hope (Empire Strikes Brass), and keyboardist Lenny Pettinelli (Jazz is Phish, Wild Card, VOV) come together to form this powerhouse of Asheville talent. Formed in early 2016, Below The Bassline is a newer group that will excite you with their creative and innovative approach to classic styles.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 4pm - Free Show
Dec 15

State Birds

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, December 15th from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with the State Birds.

Join us in welcoming Jeff Sipe’s latest project State Birds featuring Neal Fountain, Mike Seal, Bryan Lopes and of course Jeff Sipe.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 6pm to 8:30pm - Free Show
Dec 16

Ben Bjorlie Band

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, December 16th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with the Ben Bjorlie Band.

Ben Bjorlie has been an Asheville area resident since 1998. Since then he has established deep roots throughout WNC’s diverse musical community. He performs regularly on bass and drums as a house band member of several weekly jam sessions and various regional acts.
The Ben Bjorlie Quartet will be bringing an eclectic mix of grooving jazz, latin and pop tunes that is sure to set the mood for a Sunday afternoon at the Taproom.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Dec 22

Africa Unplugged

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, December 22nd from 1pm to 4pm for a free show with Africa Unplugged.

Africa Unplugged is a dynamic group, led by djembe master, guitarist and songwriter, Atiba Rorie. The band uses traditional percussion instruments from West Africa in combination with guitars and bass to play traditional rhythms while drawing from influences across the world. Their creativity results in a funky, soulful blues and dance music that keeps you moving as they tell stories from the old world and the new!

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 4pm - Free Show
Dec 22

Lyric

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, December 22nd from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with Lyric.

“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.
Lyric has played street festivals such as the Goombay festival, Bele Chere festival, Fall for Greenville Festival, Sourwood Festival and the Black Mountain arts festival. LYRIC have also played with Grammy award winning Count M’Butu from Derrick Trucks band, and opened for Grammy wine “Lizz Wright.” Not long ago did the band finish their album entitled, “Guitar Feet.” this album takes you n a walk through the promise of a better day. Through all hardships and struggle, this album has been known to lift people’s spirits!!

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