Tall Tall Trees (album release show)

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Tall Tall Trees (album release show)

Pierce Edens, Skunk Ruckus

Sun, March 5, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

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Tall Tall Trees (album release show)
Tall Tall Trees (album release show)
The man behind Tall Tall Trees is Mike Savino, a pioneer in the the world of experimental and psychedelic banjo music. If you've seen Kishi Bashi live over the last several years, chances are you've already seen this insane banjo virtuoso playing in K's band, and perhaps opening the show. Often performing solo, Savino’s modern take on the one-man band involves running his homemade instrument, dubbed the "Banjotron 5000" through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements to support his lyrically driven songs.

Savino is currently prepping the release of his third full length Tall Tall Trees record, which is slated for release on February 17th on Joyful Noise Records.
Pierce Edens
Pierce Edens
Asheville's Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that's when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of 'Montana'

– Indy Week, Chris Parker

As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of "Appalachicana."

Over the last ten years, Edens has been drawing on those roots and blending them with the grungy rock and roll sounds that took him in his teenage years. The result is a haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Edens as both "Folk-Rock" and "psychedelic-grunge," and No Depression writer Bill Kopp says "[He] could just as easily- and accurately- be tagged with the singer/songwriter label; He's a gritty troubadour who takes what he needs from each style, blending and bending it to suit the needs of his songs."

Through relentless touring, independently producing 4 albums (with one on the way), one full length concert film, and sharing the stage with musical heroes such as: Jim Lauderdale, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, and Sturgill Simpson, Edens has garnered a dedicated following of fans across the nation. And as Fred Mills of Blurt magazine says… "Edens is the R.F.D. (Real effin' Deal), and when he and his band have their collective back against the wall, there's trouble in store."
Skunk Ruckus
Skunk Ruckus
Three piece self described hillbilly gutrock band....
This is a high energy group that is steeped in tradition but embraces a punk rock ethic and have been featured in the WNC area at venues and festivals, toured with and opened for national touring bands such as Southern Culture On The Skids, The Sawyer Family, The Goddamn Gallows, Cutthroat Shamrock, Pierce Edens and Filthy Still.

You can buy our album at http://skunkruckus.bandcamp.com/
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/