The Black Lillies

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

The Black Lillies

Alex Krug Combo

Fri, November 30, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages


The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies
Known for their captivating blend of rock & roll and country, The Black Lillies have become one of Americana music’s biggest success stories: an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries between genres. They are a mainstay on radio and album sales charts, with a sound that is as powerful in the quieter moments as it is explosive during the jubilant ones. The band’s pared down configuration has resulted in a bigger, deeper sound built on undeniable chemistry, lush three-part harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity with a funky edge.

Their new album Stranger to Me was an immediate critical and fan success, debuting at #5 on the Billboard Folk/Americana chart, #9 on the Billboard Current Country chart, and #61 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart – no small feat for a band that eschews record labels in order to remain independent and in control of their sound. And what a sound it is: built on the foundation of the familiar roots rock of some of the greatest bands of the past, but altogether fresh, modern, sharp; swirling with psychedelic overtones, torch ballad longing, and an indie rock edge.
Alex Krug Combo
Alex Krug Combo
The Alex Krug Combo is a dream-rock/americana band rolling out of Asheville, NC. The six piece combo is engrossed in landscape, atmosphere and melodic ecstasy. Alex’s strange and wonderful voice at times fastens so closely to Gramig’s harmony, while the other-worldly lap steel or violin, gritty watery electric guitar, and upright bass are all held together by Bill Berg’s expansive groove. This band will not exit a stage without leaving the audience in some sort of terribly wonderful stupor.

Recently the band has played at LEAF festival, the Orange Peel and Grey Eagle as well as offered support for such acts as The Hip Abduction, Horse Feathers, Donna the Buffalo and Erin McKeown.

The new, four-track EP called Gentle Spotted Giants is Alex Krug’s second album and the band’s first studio EP as a Combo, recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studios in downtown Asheville, NC The EP contains an extended cut of “Whale Shark” and is produced by Michael Selverne and Welcome to Mars. Album guests include drummer Bill Berg (Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks”) and violinist Lyndsay Pruett (Jon Stickley etc).

This talented band opens up the ceiling of instrumentation, rhythm, vocal ecstasy and lyricism in a way that elevates the listener.

"There are contradictions in Alex Krug's voice: The softness with which she sings belies her power, the prettiness of her vocal is offset by a rawness that appears and disappears to devastating effect. And each song on the Alex Krug Combo’s new EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, is delivered with absolute care, even as its wrung from the singer’s guts." - Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801