Southern rock meets jam band meets Americana with The Late Shifters, a necessity-born, passion-driven, local band, playing back holler, Asheville rock. With a nod to their Southern rock and Appalachian roots, The Late Shifters have found a way to express their love for the region and its rich environment and culture through amplified and warm electric sound.
In 2023, the band will be releasing their debut album featuring crowd-favorite originals like Highway 191 and Letting Go. They have an enthusiastic following around town and have plans to take their show on the road regionally this spring. These five, hardworking, hard-playing family men have brought together their individual talents from both southern corners of Buncombe County. The Late Shifters have been playing around the corner and around the campfire for years, and chances are, you probably know at least one of them. Bring your families and boogie shoes for a soul-warming, bootie shaking, rocking good time.BLUSHIN' ROULETTES
The Blushin’ Roulettes deliver sultry, smoky, swingin' twang. "Their songs are stripped down, sexy little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic," says the San Francisco Free Folk Festival. Guitaress and songwriter Angie Heimann belts her stirring songs of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Iris Dement. Cas Sochacki thumps the double bass and interlaces bright dobro stylings amid the rich lyrics of the Roulettes' more serious songs, and rings in vocally with his molasses baritone on the occasional cheeky duet. The Roulettes have newly expanded their North Carolina lineup to include the prominent Asheville players Cynthia McDermott (mandolin and vocals,) Jay Brown (guitar and vocals) and James T. Browne (drums.)JUAN HOLLADAY
Bluestreak formed when a couple of best friends turned their love of rock into a new teenage band. They are a new generation of rockers working through the classic rock songbook and adding their own jamming blues originals to the mix. They are sure to throw in some Southern rock, a classic Country tune and maybe even an impromptu jam. Bluestreak is a rock ensemble crafting their sound from 2 guitars, bass, keyboard and drums. Their song selections are sure to please your ears no matter what generation you’re from. From the Grateful Dead to REO Speedwagon this quintet rocks the block with their amazing sound. Come out and have a blast with Bluestreak, your favorite local teen band.