Feb 16

Circus No. 9

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, February 16th from 1pm to 4pm for a free show with the Circus No. 9.

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 4pm - Free Show
Feb 16

Preachervan

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, February 16th from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with Preachervan (formally The Georgia Flood).

(RIGHT NOW), three and a half years before the end of the world, rushing in atop a giant (EXPLICIT ADJECTIVE) tornado, the (PREACHERVAN) have arrived, with an album of new songs about (NOUN) and (NOUN). The band is composed of two (WORD FOR REDNECK RELATIVES), reputed to have been conceived in a hailstorm during the largest trailer fire of the century, and two other (DEROGATORY TERM FOR WHITE PEOPLE), both former Jesus impersonators with the Father Hanna Traveling Holy Land Extravaganza—with such divine origins, it is no surprise that the band spends little time, as we say, ‘Finding Their Sound’—they simply create it.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 6pm to 8:30pm - Free Show
Feb 17

Earleine

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, February 17th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Earleine.

Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 she picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Earleine made her way to the Blue Ridge mountains in the Spring of 2016 to expand her musical horizons. Genuine and shockingly honest, her songwriting is mixed with poetic lyricism, and dreamy harmonies that seem to lift hard time memories into ephemeral realms. Earleine’s style is Americana music with a swirl of folk, rock, and roots under a blanket of soul.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Feb 19

John Medeski's Mad Skillet

Available online or in the Gift Shop
Big Room Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00-7:30 PM
John Medeski’s Mad Skillet 7:30 PM

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Mad Skillet was born of a late night show in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest 2015. It came out kicking and screaming, laughing and wailing, laying down a deep New Orleans groove steeped in jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and R&B.

Band members are lead keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood, The Word), Grammy nominated guitarist/bandleader Will Bernard (Medicine Hat, Party Hats), New Orleans native sousaphone player Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Backyard Groove), and drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ani DiFranco) also a New Orleans native.

Medeski and Bernard’s yearly quest to play together during Jazz Fest found a special chemistry with the addition of Joseph and Higgins. The eclectic, far-reaching backgrounds of Medeski and Bernard alongside this legendary NOLA rhythm section generated what Medeski calls,”a vast musical universe with limitless potential.”

“Terence and Kirk are a great rhythm section. Classic. They’re overflowing with tradition, yet always ready to go any direction the music calls for. It’s rare to find musicians with such deep roots who are also open to experimentation. I’ve always wanted an excuse to play with them, so when Will mentioned using Kirk on the gig, I thought it was the perfect time to bring Terence in too. And Will Bernard… well, something happens to Will when he’s in The Crescent City. It’s like superman coming out of the phone booth! “says Medeski.

John Medeski is best known for his buoyant, organ-centric approach to jazz as a part of trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood, he also collaborates often with John Zorn and John Scofield and plays in lauded super-groups The Word, Spectrum Road, and Phil & Friends and in 2013 he released a introspective solo piano album on OKeh/Sony Records called, A Different Time.

Watch John Medeski’s Mad Skillet Here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2TZgbDE2og

Mad Skillet Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Sierra Nevada Salad
-Roasted Brussels Sprouts
-Wild Rice and Mushroom
-Pork Loin

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Apple Crisp

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Feb 23

The Get Right Band

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, February 23rd from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with The Get Right Band.

The band is built on the musical brotherhood that guitarist/vocalist Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school. Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, possesses guitar chops that can soothe or rage and a charismatic swagger as a frontman and a singer. “Durocher has an impressive range and rich clarity to his vocals—think a more soulful Dan Auerbach” (Connect Savannah). Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). With the addition of Jian-Claude Mears, a drummer with “precision, passion, and an inescapable momentum” (Live For Live Music), the group’s sound has become an unstoppable force. They have been wowing audiences around the country and the Caribbean since their inception in 2011 with an unparalleled live show and a relentless tour schedule.

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