|When:||Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 2:00pm - 8:30pm|
|Tickets:||$8.00 In Advance; $10.00 Day Of|
Artimis Pyle Band - Long considered the "wild man" of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Artimus Pyle's powerful and distinctive double bass drumming helped define the legendary Skynyrd sound. The years Artimus played with Skynyrd were the years that solidified the legend behind the band. Quickly developing into one of the nation's top touring draws with a grueling schedule of 300 shows a year, the constant work and touring paid off. By October 20, 1977, Skynyrd's songs had become radio staples.
In 1981 he put together the A.P.B. with members like Darryl Otis Smith, John Boerstler, and Steve Lockhart. A.P.B. is sometimes called the Artimus Pyle Band, sometimes All Points Bulletin. A year later, the group released a debut album, A.P.B., under the MCA Records label. Some of the tracks fans will find on this offering are "It Ain't the Whiskey," "Rock and Roll Each Other," and "She's My Baby." In 1983, the band released a second album, Nightcaller. Four years later, Pyle joined the Skynyrd Tribute Tour, and even recorded another Skynyrd album in 1991 before leaving the group.
Velvet Truckstop - "From the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, Velvet Truckstop is a seasoned powerhouse rock band who delivers a high-energy mix of Southern Rock, Blues and Americana influenced music every time they take the stage! Featuring Jamie Dose (guitar / vocals), Dorsey Parker (guitar), Ian Harrod (bass / vocals) and Jacob Baumann (drum kit), Velvet Truckstop also frequently has notable guest musicians such Tom Constanten (The Grateful Dead) on the piano, Ike Stubblefield (Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia Band, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks Band, etc.) on the Hammond B3 and Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd) on drums / percussion, to name just a few!
Wee Bit Louder Fest at Highland Brewing Company is the official Asheville CD Release party for Southbound and Down - Don't miss out!!!"
Stephanie's Id - Stephaniesǐd's debut album, Spiral In, was included in the Top 100 National Releases by public radio station WNCW. The Asheville Ballet choreographed a ballet entitled ANNA! A Rock Ballet to music from the album. Jane magazine used the single "Popsicles" from Spiral In in the Jane Magazine 2005 Reader CD. The song "White Guys Selling Cars" from This EP is Money won third prize in the Unisong International Song Contest's social/political category. The band's single "Unmistakably Love" has appeared on two national compilations, as well as compilations released by CMJ and Paste.
Morgan explains the "ǐd" in the band name: "the 'id' allusion is of course to the Freudian/Jungian seat of all impulses and desires, which I frame as mine or anyone else's 'guts' or proverbial 'little light'." She then changed the band's name to "Stephanie's Id" after issues with pronunciation. However, the band encountered problems with the name being mistaken for "Stephanie's ID", as in identification. The band then changed to "stephanie's Äd" and "stephaniesÄd", remembering a book from Morgan's childhood that used "sound spellings. Listen
Common Foundation - Playing a blend of down tempo reggae, chugging Jamaican rocksteady, and upbeat ska, Common Foundation fills the air with infectious danceable rhythms and an easygoing atmosphere. Soaring vocal harmonies and a four piece horn section add distinct flair to this up and coming band. Listen
David Zoll Trio - David Zoll grew up on Long Island, NY with a steady diet of doo-wop, Motown and classic R and B from local oldies radio, Willie Nelson, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Everly Brothers from his parents, and Brian Setzer, the Ramones and Black Sabbath from his brother. Originally a wind player, David, was lucky enough to grow up in a high school arts program that could rival that of some colleges, where pro-players made visits to school jazz band rehearsals, and theatre teachers brought David and other students to workshops, broadway shows, and vocal instructors. Later on with stints in upstate NY and Florida, and a first serious study of the guitar, he was influenced by everything from the finger-style guitar of Chet Atkins, the classic dub of Lee Perry, and the complete buffoonery of Frank Zappa. Listen