May 27

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!!

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

Son Little w/ Wild Ones

Tickets On Sale March 18th! Available online or in person at the Gift Shop.

DOORS: 7:30 PM | SHOW: 8:30 PM

Please note that there will be a new food program for this show. NO DINNER BUFFET will be offered for this show, however there will be snacks for purchase.

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Son Little
Sometimes in order to see the stars, you have to get far away from the city lights. And in the fall of last year, Son Little found himself in such a place, at the end of a tour in the remote, tropical Northern Territory of Australia. “There were these big crocodiles and enormous bats, just wild things I’d never seen, he says. “And I set up in the hotel and just kinda followed the process. All the songs in Australia were written with one mic and an acoustic left-handed guitar I was playing upside-down that was borrowed from this blind Aboriginal musician named Gurrumul with this angelic voice.”

And so what is new magic? To Son Little, there is a feeling and attitude running through the music. And despite its mysterious origins, the musician’s divination ability is just that—divine. “There is this vein of the blues in it, and it can be distilled or boiled down just to the guitar and voice—or even just the voice,” Son Little says. “It’s that scenario of making something out of nothing. I can’t really explain it. That’s the gist of the magic. I don’t know where it comes from, but it’s there, and I can call on it. I can call on it standing by the dresser, walking down the street, driving a car, on a train, a plane, in a hotel room, in the green room, during an interview…it’s just there. I’m trying to pay tribute to that fact. It’s had a really powerful and in some ways increasingly healing effect on my life. Hopefully other people have that experience with it as well. I’m just happy that it’s there, wherever it comes from.”

https://youtu.be/bcHp5MKDuMs

w/Wild Ones
Wild Ones are an American dream pop band from Portland, Oregon.
https://youtu.be/HTOWCyPGT8Y

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room
May 28

Siamese Sound Club

Come celebrate Memorial Day at Sierra Nevada with Simon George’s latest project. Simon began playing the piano at age 6 and never stopped. Asheville is lucky to have Simon playing the keys in more than a few regional bands. Don’t miss the party!

Amphitheater Stage at the Taproom at Sierra Nevada, Mills River, NC from 2pm to 5pm - Free Show
Jun 01

Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau

Tickets On Sale: April 29th at 10:00 AM PST
Doors: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Dessert: 6:00 - 7:30 PM | Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau: 7:30 PM
Show, Dinner and/or Dessert tickets pre-sold online or in the Gift Shop.
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Sierra Nevada and Mehe’ula Music presents a Heritage Series in the Big Room. Join us for a night of Hawaiian music, sure to send you back to the islands.

https://youtu.be/qfsPMOmQYgc
https://youtu.be/Q_d9PTF3xt8

About Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika’s interest in music began at an early age. Inspired by his father, he spent many hours alone in his room jamming. Some of his fondest memories are of their garage jam sessions, when “Pops” Gabby Pahinui would show up with his guitar. This is what inspired Kawika’s passion for ki ho`alu (slack-key guitar). Today, Kawika continues to perpetuate the art of ki ho`alu in his sound recordings and annually at Slack Key Festivals. He was honored as the 2007 Na Hoku Hanohano Slack Key Artist of the year. Over the years, Kawika has contributed his musical talent to some 80+ recording projects and has collaborated or performed with artists such as Jack Johnson, Kaukahi, Palani Vaughan and many more. Kawika’s first solo recording project, ALANA, emerged in 1996 and continues to captivate many with its soothing combination of contemporary and traditional Hawaiian tunes, along with ki ho`alu. Besides being a recording artist and an ordained minister, Kawika is also on the Kokua Hawai’i Foundation board, a non-profit organization that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i.

About Nathan Aweau

Nathan was born into a musical family -his grandparents were multi-instrumentalists, his mom - a piano player and his father was a music teacher, a choir director, as well as a Polynesian music teacher at various high schools. In 1983, during his college years, he started his professional career accompanying performers such as Gabe Baltazar, Henry Kapono, Loyal Garner and Nohelani Cypriano. He was a member of the Hoku award winning group, Ka’eo, as well as the award winning group The Ali’i’s. He also did a 16 year stint with the legendary Don Ho. From 2003-2010, Nathan was a member of Hapa. In 2005 they released an album called “Maui” which shot up the Billboard Magazine’s World Music chart. In December 2008 Nathan released his long awaited follow up to “E Apo Mai”, called “Kane’ohe”. This album is focused on songs which celebrate the place that Nathan calls home. He wrote all twelve songs, played every instrument, sang all the background parts, engineered, mixed and mastered the album Wayne Harada.

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Kawika Kahiapo & Nathan Aweau Dinner Menu
Coming Soon!

A Heritage Series in the Big Room
Jun 12

Nicki Bluhm

Tickets On Sale Friday March 30th at 10:00 AM! Available online or in the Gift Shop.

DOORS: 7:30 PM | SHOW: 8:00 PM

Please note that there will be a new food program for this show. NO DINNER BUFFET will be offered for this show, however there will be snacks for purchase.

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About Nicki Bluhm

After nearly a decade spent with the Gramblers, and recent high-profile collaborations (Phil Lesh, Infamous StringDusters, Ryan Adams), and a split from her husband and musical mentor, vocalist and songwriter Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own with her new album, TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL. The songs were written over a two-year period in Bluhm’s life and chronicle her fundamental life changes, which found the West Coast native living in Nashville, TN. “These songs are the conversations I never got to have, the words I never had the chance to say, and the catharsis I wouldn’t have survived without,” she says. Recorded in Memphis, TN at legendary Sam Phillips Recording, Bluhm brought in producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price, Jason Isbell), for these live band, analog sessions. The studio band includes Will Sexton (guitar), Ross-Spang (guitars), Ken Coomer (drums and percussion), Al Gamble (Hammond B3), Rick Steff (piano), Dave Smith (bass), with Sam Shoup (string arrangements) and various special guests. TO RISE YOU GOTTA FALL tells the story of a woman searching for light among darkness and reveals her emergence as a powerful songwriter and vocalist of great depth and immediacy.

https://youtu.be/iAHUxREIHJM

Sierra Nevada Presents! A Concert Series in the Big Room