"Wee Bit Louder Fest" presented by Highland Brewing Company
Highland Brewing Company Asheville, NC
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"Wee Bit Louder Fest" presented by Highland Brewing Company
Come on out for Highland Brewing Company's 2nd annual "Wee Bit Louder Fest" Saturday September 7rth
Tickets: $10 ADV / $12 Day of Event Doors open at 3:00pm, Live Music is 4pm-11:00pm
Kids ages 11 and under get in for free :)
What to know: -This is an outdoor festival -In case of bad weather, fest will be held inside. -We ask that you bring your own lawn chairs... -Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase... -No outside alcoholic beverages allowed
Festival line-up includes:
9:00-11:00pm Brushfire Stankgrass 7:45-8:45pm Secret B Sides 6:30-7:30pm Black Robin Hero 5:15-6:15pm Lyric 4:00-5:00pm Jeff Sipe Trio
Mixing analog electronics with bluegrass backbeats, the music of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. The band has significant crossover appeal with bluegrass buffs and electronic music fans, blending the two with stankily delightful taste. The band is Asheville's #1 ranked bluegrass band on reverbnation.com. Their debut album was featured in Relix Magazine's top radio airplay charts in 2011, climbing as high as #2 and staying in the top 5 for 3 months. 2013's highlights have included an appearance at the Moog factory, a western tour, and several notable festival appearances. WNCW listeners voted "One for the Salamanders" a top ten regional release of the year, and the album is currently available from all major online music stores. Brushfire Stankgrass will not rest until you have smelled their sounds.
Secret B Sides play futuristic Soul music with plenty of old-school cool. Since 2008, the band has maintained a consistent core group: Juan Holladay on electric guitar, Shayne Heather on bass guitar, Robin Tolleson on drums, Jeff K'norr on keyboards--everybody sings. K'norr is also owner of Collapseable Recording Studio in West Asheville, where the B-Sides craft a sound that garners descriptions such as "solid gold baby making music" (David Brewer, High County Press) and "a meticulous, groove-oriented trip through the history of Soul from the early '70s through the present and on into the future" (Jeff Eason, Mountain Times). Science fiction songs about flying saucers, dinosaurs, and love come to life at live B-Sides performances. The dance floor is just as happenin' as the stage.
Fresh off their newly released debut rock n' roll album Narrow Plains EP (recorded at the famed Echo Mountain Studios), Black Robin Hero has been gaining a reputation in Western North Carolina and the Southeast as a band that commands attention. The Asheville, NC based band "comes out of the gate with cymbals flaring, guitars revving, kick-drum taking a beating in the punch and dance. No apologies, no awkward silences, no stammer, no sidelong glances. Just all systems go, full speed ahead, take no prisoners, charge. This is how you make an entrance."
Receiving regular airplay on Western North Carolina's acclaimed WNCW and praise from local weekly magazine Mountain Xpress to national publication The Alternate Root Magazine, Black Robin Hero has found its way into some of the finest regional music festivals and venues the area has to offer. Their live show is sure to perk up your ears as they pull you in with the excitement of a dual guitar attack, "ache and bruised knuckle intensity" vocals, catchy melodies and a rhythm section that'll keep your blood pumping well after the show is over. It's catching on and Black Robin Hero's tune has been heard on the airwaves from the Florida Coast to New England.
Formed after a chance visit to Asheville, NC from San Francisco by Matt Lane in 2009, their music is reminiscent of all that lies in between - "stretching out over soundscapes of dusty highway miles, sun-drenched plains, places found off highways and around hairpin turns." It is a sound that music lovers have been craving for a long time. Most of you just don't it yet. But you willSome things are just meant to be and the sound that Shawn Oldham, J. Rowland, Greg Terkelsen, Brian Ross and Matt Lane make is one of those things.
Black Robin Hero is currently gearing up to get back into the studio for their second album. Look for it in 2014!
"Forget being signed. Paper fades. Legends don't. I was born one." This is what this band lives by. They started out as street musicians, filling downtown Asheville streets corners while touching many hearts . "The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive feedback that it pushes us to work harder. This is where we started and I wouldn't have it any other way," said Leeda Jones(Lyric). With a sound and style that is so unique, they're sure to please any crowd. Playing covers such as "Fast Car and Give me One Reason," by Tracy Chapman, to their compelling version of Tear the Roof Off/ We Want the Funk," by George Clinton, it would be hard not to get in the groove with them. Not to mention their well known catchy originals such as "Blue Skies," and "Camera Shy," which are loved by their many fans.
Jeff began to play drums in the sixth grade. Then In 1975, Jeff's first stepping stone was attending the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. One of Jeff's dreams finally came true when he was accepted to Berklee in 1977. While at Berklee, Jeff studied under Bob Kaufman and Bill Norine, he attended clinics given by Alan Dawson and was taken under by his mentor Lee Venters. Jeff was lucky enough to attend Berklee with an impressive cast of musicians like Branford Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern and Jeff Watts, Kevin Eubanks, Dean Parks, Steve Vai, just to name a few.
While studying at Berklee, Jeff met and played in a band with Steve Vai and Baron Brown called "Winter". This experience turned Jeff on to a wide world of music and rhythm which gave him valuable tools that he still carries with him today. Currently Jeff is touring with Mike Seal and Taylor Lee as the "Jeff Sipe Trio". Mike Seal on guitar; Taylor Lee on bass.
Highland Brewing Company (View)
12 Old Charlotte Hwy.
Asheville, NC 28803