Oct 21

Rare Creatures

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, October 21st from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Rare Creatures.

Formed initially as an experiment in diverse songwriting, Rare Creatures has grown into a full on rock spectacle. Their sound navigates between heavy synth rock and melodic acoustic rhythms seamlessly from song to song, switching it up around every corner. Influenced by bands from Alt-J to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, with some ethnic spices sprinkled in for good measure. The group is fronted by Coleman Sawyer on vocals and guitar, with Hugh Camp on bass and synthesizer, Keller James on lead guitar, and Logan Crank banging the drums

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Oct 22

The Steel Wheels

Tickets On Sale: August 11th at 10:00 AM
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Steel Wheels: 7:30 PM
_________________________

The Steel Wheels

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet, their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We Came Here.

The Steel Wheels recorded their album in rural Maine, where producer Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter) owns a recording studio inside a renovated farmhouse from the 18th century. All four band members – Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) – hunkered down for a week and a half to create Wild As We Came Here.

The band’s name is a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains, industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. Their musical style weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into their recording sessions for the first time, Wild As We Came Here adds new textures to their catalog, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection.

Watch them here: https://youtu.be/cM_AK_V9C5U

______________________________

The Steel Wheels Dinner Menu

Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
Roasted Apple Salad [mixed greens, honey apple vinaigrette, feta cheese, seasonal vegetables, apples, dried cranberries, pecans]
Roasted seasonal vegetables[with fresh herbs ]
Mushroom Risotto [creamy Arborio rice, roasted mushrooms, parmesan cheese ]
Tri Tip [herb rubbed, horseradish crème fraiche]
Vanilla cake [moist vanilla bean cake, filled with seasonal fruit, buttercream frosting, whipped cream]

A Heritage Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Oct 25

Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket w/ Steelism

Tickets On Sale August 3rd at 10:00 AM
Available online or in the Gift Shop
Mezzanine Doors: 7:00 PM | Big Room Doors: 7:30 PM
Steelism 8:00 PM | Carl Broemel 9:00 PM
____________________________

Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket)

Years before Carl Broemel joined My Morning Jacket — the Grammy-nominated, globetrotting rock band featuring his guitar playing, saxophone solos, harmony singing, pedal steel riffs, and songwriting support — he wrote his very first songs in his Indiana bedroom.

From the start, he was a multi-instrumentalist with a singer’s gift for melody. A sideman capable of handling a frontman’s job. As his guitar-playing career blossomed, Broemel continued writing songs of his own, carving out a personal, introspective sound that reached beyond My Morning Jacket’s sonic landscape. With his third solo album, Wished Out, he merges articulate, pensive songwriting — including ruminations about science, love, the passing of time, and the grind of the artistic struggle — with some of the most energetic, rock-inspired songs to date.

Watch: https://youtu.be/WqphKiOiy_c

w/ support from Steelism

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Oct 27

Big Sound Harbor

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, October27th from 7pm to 9:30pm for a free show with Big Sound Harbor.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 7pm to 9:30pm - Free Show
Oct 27

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters

Join us at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, October 27th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters.

A four piece Americana band from Bloomington, IN. They’ve released two EPs, “Extra Better” in 2013, and then “Light of Day” in 2014.Through relentless touring, they’ve become mainstays of the Midwest Americana scene. In September of 2015, they set ten highway-tested, fine-tuned songs loose in the confines of LA LA Land Studios. The result is “Midwest Heart/Southern Blues”. This album is a gritty, upbeat collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Ford van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them.

For fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show