Alexa Rose + Austin Quattlebaum

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Alexa Rose + Austin Quattlebaum

Sun, August 5, 2018

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

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

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Alexa Rose
Alexa Rose
Carolina songstress Alexa Rose crafts clever lyrics and boot-tapping mountain magic in her own brand of modern folk. She has spent her formative years curating original music in the Blue Ridge, releasing two albums in her early twenties. You can often catch her sporting her dusty Frye boots in some southern lagoon, or on the regional radio stations that spin her latest full-length release, "Low and Lonesome." Written on a hand me down guitar from her mother, the title track is a toast to Rose's heritage, and its anthem-like chorus haunts the listener with a somberness evocative of Gillian Welch.

Her band currently tours under the moniker, Alexa Rose & The Midnight Stringbird, and delivers heartfelt performances with stringed instruments and warm family-style harmonies. Since Rose began her run as a touring artist last year, she and her bandmates have shared stages with Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Ragbirds, and The Wild Reeds. Her song "Lottery Ticket" was featured WNCW's Midnight Folk pick of the week, and "Borrow Your Heart" was a finalist in the 2017 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. In October 2016, Rose won Asheville NC's Brown Bag Songwriting Contest.

When asked which aspects of her music she hoped listeners would take away, Rose answered: "A sense of place of which they are a part. Once, after a show, an audience member said to us, “I felt like I was sitting on my grandparents’ porch listening to June Carter!” While we aren’t playing Carter Family covers or really presenting traditional music, we are mountain people curating art that is inseparable from our upbringing in the regional music and tradition of Appalachia and of the American South. This informs not only our playing style, but also the way we tell the stories within the songs — from homegrown tomatoes to heartbreaks. We want people to feel as good listening to our stuff as we feel when we play it." (Alexa Rose, Asheville Downtown Association Q&A, June 2017)
Quattlebaum
Quattlebaum
Austin Quattlebaum, Southern Gent and Banjo Slinger, brings more to the table than just music. With his infectious smile and weird antics, he brings people together; encouraging comradery and building community. It's undeniable that he loves the music and he’s a hell of a banjo picker to boot. Quattlebaum’s playing style is rooted in traditional southern bluegrass, but his stage presence and improvisational nature have morphed it into something all his own.

His childhood home of Savannah, GA shines through in the swampy tones and sleepy Southern lilt of the banjo in his 2013 LP, The Ghost Tangled in the Oaks. This year, he’ll be heading out on a national tour in support of his upcoming Sophomore EP Release, scheduled for fall 2018. With an arsenal of instruments at his back, he weaves banjo, guitar and hilarious storytelling into his sets seamlessly. Sung with a bit of gravel in his throat, his tunes capture audience’s attention everywhere he goes.

After years of rambling around the country performing and guiding whitewater trips, Quattlebaum’s adventures landed him in Portland, OR nearly 4 years ago. He quickly dove into the local music scene and founded the up and coming bluegrass-ish band, Crow and the Canyon. C.&.t.C. hit the Portland scene with a bang, achieving many accolades, notoriety, and festival plays in their short history. They’ve recently been selected as a 2018 ensemble for the American Music Abroad Program (put on by the U.S. State Department) where they will be traveling across Africa teaching groups, hosting workshops, entertaining foreign dignitaries and collaborating with African bands along the way.

In addition to Crow and the Canyon, Quattlebaum can also be seen with the 8 headed folk monster band from San Francisco, The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. Raising a ruckus at festivals like Outside Lands, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and High Sierra. Quattlebaum has shared stages with everyone from Railroad Earth to Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and all his friends in between. Whether taking the stage with one of his projects or all on his own, Quattlebaum isn't shy and always brings a good time.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/