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Moonlight Street Folk :: Debut Album Release
- Friday, August 16, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $10 Advance / $15 Door
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Partial Seating - Limited seating on a First Come First Serve Basis :: Dinner reservations available in the dining room only
Moonlight Street Folk has grown from a femme forward acoustic folk-duo to a divergent five piece ensemble hellbent on emphasizing original content. Opening the evening will be the folk duo Rooster and singer/songwriter Kathyrn O’Shea
Moonlight Street Folk · 8:30pm
Moonlight Street Folk is a dynamic 5 piece based out of the mountains of Asheville, NC. The band incorporates elements of Americana and has been described by listeners as “whimsical,” “theatrical,”and “genre-defying.” They remain Folk forward with upfront acoustic guitar, mandolin, and strong vocal harmonies. Attendees at performances have noted their endearing stage chemistry and commented that it is evident “...how much they all love each other.”
In their latest formation, four out of the five band members are contributing songwriters. Amalia Grannis on guitar hails from New Jersey, and has been likened to lyricists like Regina Spektor and Ani Difranco. H. Garrett Swift from California offers influences of old time, heavy metal, and bluegrass, driving the band on their mandolin. Ariel Joseph, born in Israel and raised in Massachusetts, writes complex compositions on keys from the unexpected perspectives of mountains, ants, and trees. Mr. Charlie of Florida, who’s bass stylings have been compared to the likes of Les Claypool, offers songwriting reminiscent of Frank Zappa and Tom Waits. Each of their contributions are featured on the upcoming record and bring something different to the table. The resulting sound is ambitious and anything but predictable.
Kathryn O’Shea · 8:30pm
Kathryn is a folk singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Asheville, NC, known best for her hauntingly poignant lyricism and masterful vocal play. This autumn, Kathryn placed 2nd overall in the 11th annual Brown Bag Songwriter’s Competition at The Asheville Music Hall and opened for LA-based artist Terra Naomi at 7 Stages Theater in Atlanta. As Immersive Atlanta put it in their review of her debut single, “The moment Kathryn O’Shea’s enormous voice slips into the jaunty bustle of ‘Snow,’ you’ll surely wonder what record label she’s gunning for.”
Rooster · 8:30pm
Rooster is Annie Myers and Erin Kinard formed in Asheville, NC in 2016. They are a harmony-driven, drum-guitar duo that blends folk traditions unique to Western North Carolina with modern Americana sounds.