Rob Morsberger with Amelia White

$10 (to be collected at door)

Respected critics have weighed in with early raves for esoteric rocker Rob Morsberger’s brilliant new CD ‘Ghosts Before Breakfast.’ In her USA TODAY Listen Up Music Pick, Elysa Gardner highlighted the mournful song “Cobblestones,” praising it as an “exquisitely plaintive postcard from a lonely foreigner." And, in his
expansive write-up via syndicated tastemaker outlet BLOGCRITICS, veteran critic Jack Goodstein said the album is nothing less than “true art.”

"Ebullient choruses and complicated moods Literate verse and ravaged guitars and a level of composition and craftsmanship that brings to mind Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, and Ryan Adams.” - Boston Globe

"It's no wonder that Amelia White is being touted as the next Lucinda Williams…but White has her own strong songs, and strong style.” - Washington Post

Perhaps her producer Marco Giovino explains Amelia’s music best: “How Van Gogh used canvas and paint to make his timeless masterpieces, Amelia uses lyric and melody to create songs that will touch and leave a lasting impression on every mood you've ever felt.”

Cuddle Magic

$10

“Every song is woven gor­geously together out of so many dis­tinct sounds (all actual instru­ments played by actual human beings, if you’re into that kind of thing) that the color palette, rather than being lim­ited by the aver­sion to electrics and elec­tron­ics, actu­ally sounds sig­nif­i­cantly more var­ied and expan­sive than any­thing I’ve heard in quite a while.”
- Ampteater Review

“[Cuddle Magic's] “Picture” could be 2010′s most fascinating pop album…I can see this band going very far with what they do, I am sure fans will be willing to join them for the the ride.” - This Is Book’s Music

“…beautiful as anything you decide you are going to treasure.” - Said the Grammaphone, Best Songs of 2009

“Every song is woven gor­geously together out of so many dis­tinct sounds (all actual instru­ments played by actual human beings, if you’re into that kind of thing) that the color palette, rather than being lim­ited by the aver­sion to electrics and elec­tron­ics, actu­ally sounds sig­nif­i­cantly more var­ied and expan­sive than any­thing I’ve heard in quite a while.”
- Ampteater Review

“[Cuddle Magic's] “Picture” could be 2010′s most fascinating pop album…I can see this band going very far with what they do, I am sure fans will be willing to join them for the the ride.” - This Is Book’s Music

“…beautiful as anything you decide you are going to treasure.” - Said the Grammaphone, Best Songs of 2009

Occupy Music

Music for the Occupation

Stephaniesid

$10

"Although generally referred to as an indie-pop band, their sound is actually far more complex and compelling than that genre label implies. Starting off as a darkly bittersweet piano-bar duo (with Chuck Lichtenberger playing piano and Stephanie Morgan singing), the group has since expanded to a full band and become one of the most interesting, experimental and creatively edgy acts.... and [they support] the local scene through efforts like the POPAsheville music festival (formerly known as IdFest). [They] may be one of the defining Asheville-based music acts of this era."--Steve Shanafelt, Mountain Xpress

The Farewell Drifters

$15

The Farewell Drifters create harmonic roots music that draws influence from the traditions of folk, bluegrass, film scores, 60's revolutionary pop, and their young Nashville peers. They have been delighting audiences everywhere from MerleFest to intimate listening rooms with their dynamic performances, and their album “Yellow Tag Mondays” debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Bluegrass chart.

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First Friday with Rob Morsberger. Readings by Bianca Spriggs, Jeremy Paden

$10

Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow, Bianca Spriggs, is a freelance instructor of composition, literature, and creative writing. She holds degrees from Transylvania University and the University of Wisconsin. She is a Kentucky Humanities Council Lecturer and the creator and programmer of the Gypsy Poetry Slam featured annually at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.

Jeremy Paden was born in Italy and raised in Central America and the Dominican Republic. He is a member of the Lexington-based writers collective, the Affrilachian Poets and is an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American literature and culture at Transylvania University. His poems have been published in or accepted for publication in "Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review," "Atlanta Review," "Christianity and Literature," the "Transylvanian," "Lone Star Legacy," a couple of anthologies. He has also published a number of essays on Colonial Latin American literature and history.

Respected critics have weighed in with early raves for esoteric rocker Rob Morsberger’s brilliant new CD ‘Ghosts Before Breakfast.’ In her USA TODAY Listen Up Music Pick, Elysa Gardner highlighted the mournful song “Cobblestones,” praising it as an “exquisitely plaintive postcard from a lonely foreigner." And, in his
expansive write-up via syndicated tastemaker outlet BLOGCRITICS, veteran critic Jack Goodstein said the album is nothing less than “true art.”

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