Feb 23

Suede

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Saturday, February 23rd from 1pm to 4pm for a free show with Suede.

Justin Quinn and Josh Bertram make up the duo known as Suede. The two guitarists years of experience and musical collaboration show as they move from genre to genre touching on bluegrass, rock, and jazz. Perfect as mood setting background music or full on captivating shows. Suede is sure to make any event exciting and fun.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 1pm to 4pm - Free Show
Feb 24

Savannah Smith and Southern Soul

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River on Sunday, February 24th from 2pm to 5pm for a free show with Savannah Smith and Southern Soul.

Savannah Smith and Southern Soul are based out of Asheville, North Carolina, and bring their soulful southern energy to whatever stage they grace. Armed with an uncanny ability to create powerful melodies and lyrics, Savannah captivates audiences with her strong soulful vocals paired with the fierce backings of some of Asheville’s top musicians. Together, they evoke strong emotional responses, wowing audiences with fiery tunes that have folks out on the dance floor all night.

High Gravity Room at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Feb 26

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan

Doors: 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dessert (Must Purchase in Advance) 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan: 7:30 PM
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Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010 in addition to IBMA’s Banjo Player of the year in 2014 and 2017. Universal Favorite (Rounder Records, 2017) is the fourth record Noam Pikelny has released under his own name, but it’s truly his solo debut. His previous solo efforts—including 2014’s landmark Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe— were full-band affairs that revealed his abilities as a dynamic bandleader while reinforcing his reputation as an inventive accompanist – with both albums receiving Grammy nominations. Universal Favorite features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting. And, for the first time in his career, Pikelny even sings. It turns out he has a striking deadpan baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure. This album, he says, is “is the most personal statement I’ve put forward. The setting couldn’t be more stark and I think it lays bare my musical core. Most importantly, it’s an incredibly honest solo album, in that there are honestly no other people on this record other than me.”

Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcWyr1T8S0

Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan Menu (Sold Separately):
-Fresh Brewery Baked Bread
-Caesar Salad
-Roasted Root Vegetables
-Mushroom Risotto
-Tri Tip

Dessert (Sold Separately):
-Vanilla Cake

A Heritage Series in the Big Room in Chico, CA
Mar 02

Handlebar Betty

Join us in High Gravity at the Sierra Nevada Taproom in Mills River, NC on Saturday, March 2nd from 6pm to 8:30pm for a free show with the Handlebar Betty.

Laced with elements of bluegrass, folk, blues, soul and rockabilly, Handlebar Betty creates a unique sound that is dark, driving, and earthy; bringing forth a genuine, soulful and eclectic approach to acoustic/electric music.

High Gravity Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada Mills River, NC 6pm to 8:30pm - Free Show
Mar 03

Darlingside w/ River Whyless

Available online or in Gift Shop
Big Room Doors 7:00
River Whyless 8:00 | Darlingside 9:00
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The word “extraordinary” is defined as something beyond, amazing, or incredible. The word “extralife” doesn’t exist. But in the world of Darlingside—another previously non-existent word—it’s all about invention, expansion, and elevating everything into the realm of the extraordinary both conceptually and through musical performance.

The band’s new album Extralife intensifies the journey begun on its critically acclaimed 2015 album Birds Say. On that project, Darlingside’s quartet of bassist Dave Senft, guitarist/banjoist Don Mitchell, violinist/mandolinist Auyon Mukharji, and cellist/guitarist Harris Paseltiner fused assertions (“Go Back”), assumptions (“God Of Loss”), predictions (“The Ancestor”), projections (“Do You Ever Live?”) and reflections (“White Horses”). “We put our four heads together and created this collective consciousness about bits and pieces from our past and how we saw the world based upon reminiscences,” explains Paseltiner about that sojourn. It having been the Massachusetts group’s second full-length outing, Birds Say mastered a musical and lyrical path that led to the more challenging territory explored on Extralife. Mukharji describes the “Extralife” concept as “…a life beyond where we are now, whether that’s a brand new thing, a rebirth, or just a new version of ourselves as we move forward.” So by abandoning Birds Say’s nostalgia and its tales of “what once was,” Darlingside created its polar opposite with Extralife, the new album exploring “what is now” and “what might be” simultaneously in the brave new world.

Watch Darlingside - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8sHrD48zPU

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