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Dehlia Low officially release Dehlia Low – Live tonight (Nov 5th) at the Get Down in West Asheville! Check out this excerpt of an interview with them in the Asheville Citizen Times’ Take Five:

Dehlia Low celebrates live CD with West Asheville show
by Michael Flynn • published November 5, 2010

ASHEVILLE – At traditional bluegrass gatherings, people sometimes ask members of Asheville’s Dehlia Low why the five-person string band has no banjo player. Guitarist and singer Stacy Claude has come up with an answer.

“I tell people that we had only five seats in the van,” she says with a laugh, “so someone had to go.”

Judging by the band’s growing audience and recognition, Dehlia Low’s blend of bluegrass, country and Americana music sounds just right as is.

The band is playing tonight at West Asheville’s new Get Down to celebrate its latest release, a live album that includes songs from a May gig at The Grey Eagle.

“We’ve been talking about it for a while,” Claude says about recording live. “We feel our studio albums are different than our live performances, and we wanted to capture some of that live energy.”

Along with Claude, the band features vocalist and fiddler Anya Hinkle, dobro player Aaron Ballance, mandolin picker Bryan Clendenin and upright bassist Greg Stiglets. The group came together about three years ago, sparked by connections from Jack of the Wood’s Celtic jam sessions.

The members’ blend of vocal harmonies, acoustic picking and country dobro creates a classic Asheville take on traditional music.

“We like to say we have a foot in bluegrass and a foot in Americana and roots music,” Claude says.

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Look for the group to continue to grow its fan base next year, with more touring and another album written and ready to record. Asheville, Claude says, is the perfect launching pad for the band.

“Living in a community with so many acoustic musicians of this caliber keeps you on your toes,” she says.

“It’s an amazing place to be a musician.”

Michael Flynn writes about entertainment for take5. E-mail him at mickfly@bellsouth.net.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101105/ENT/311050017/1291/ADVERTISING

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Amelia's Mechanics

Amelia’s Mechanics is pleased to announce “An Evening with Amelia’s Mechanics” at the Jack of the Wood on Saturday, August 28th.

Amelia’s Mechanics is: Molly McGinn (vocals, acoustic guitar, lap steel), Molly Miller (vocals, electric guitar, ukulele), and Kasey Horton (viola)

Despite what the oil-and-iron name might suggest, the women of Amelia’s Mechanics swap that toughness for a more urban, sophisticated take on Americana music, using luxuriating harmonies and classical swells to temper their lyrical frustrations with love and life. The instrumentation and vocal harmonies of Amelia’s Mechanics result in a genre-busting sound best described as “vintage country with a moonshine concerto.”

The band released their debut album “North, South,” produced by Jim Avett (father, The Avett Brothers,) in February of 2010 to critical acclaim and embarked on an inaugural spring tour to the delight of audiences all across the southeastern United States. Amelia’s Mechanics is currently working on their second album (at Echo Mountain Studios) to be released Spring 2011.

LINKS TO THE MUSIC:
iTunes: http://bit.ly/bmP0aX
Show Details at a Glance:

Amelia’s Mechanics
Jack of the Wood
Saturday, August 28th, 2010

doors 7pm
95 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC‎ 28801
(828) 252-5445 ext 105
http://www.jackofthewood.com
www.ameliasmechanics.com

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Johnson's Crossroad

Johnson’s Crossroad is taking their love of the old time mountain music, bluegrass, and the Texas singer/songwriters of the 1970’s and putting their own stamp on the ever-widening and increasingly popular ‘Americana’ genre, nurturing a sound they like to call “Appalachian Soul.”

The band was born in the bars of small town Lewisburg, WV. Johnson’s Crossroad performed the old songs they love and began to craft their own material. As audiences began to grow founding members Paul Johnson and Keith Minguez decided to head south over the Blue Ridge Mountains to the budding music scene of beautiful Asheville, NC where they found like-minded musicians and formed a touring band.

Their debut album “Blood in Black and White” brings together some of Asheville’s finest musicians to perform JXR’s original material. The album is steeped in the traditional country themes of lost love, lost fortune, lost time, and overcoming hardships, but Johnson’s Crossroad have clearly found a unique voice. With “Blood in Black and White” they give country music fans an alternative to the “polished” sound, though staying true to the roots that have made country music great.

“Johnson’s Crossroad is … part blues, part old-school country and part bluegrass. I guess that makes them Americana, but for some reason that label just doesn’t seem to fit. If this album was a few decades old, I’d swear these guys came up with Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. Can one be both Americana and Outlaw at the same time? Maybe so. With the gruff voice and storytelling prowess of Tom Waits and vocal progressions reminiscent of Jimmy Buffett (of all people), lead singer Paul Johnson really knows how to create a mood. He sets the scene with his powerful lyrics, and the rest of the band skillfully paints in the rest of the story behind him.” ~Brent Fluery, Bold Life

Band Members:

Paul Johnson – Vocals, Guitar
Keith Minguez – Harmonies, Mandolin
Chris Weller – Bass Fiddle
Ben Hunt – Percussion
+special guests

Show details at a Glance:

Johnson’s Crossroad
Jack of the Wood
Friday, August 27th, 2010

8pm, $5, 21+
95 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC‎ 28801
(828) 252-5445 ext 105
http://www.jackofthewood.com
www.johnsonscrossroad.com

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