Washington-based singer and songwriter Drew Gibson has been hard at work since his 2007 debut, “Letterbox.” His follow-up album, “The Southern Draw” reaches into a world of country blues, Americana and folk and experiments with percussion styles and the old-fashioned folk for which Gibson, a Richmond native, is known. Drew Gibson performs at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Thursday, May 9 and he promises to bring it.
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Eric Taylor will coming to Ashland for a concert at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Thursday, March 21 in support of his latest CD “Eric Taylor and Friends, Live at the Red Shack.” He’ll also be previewing songs from his soon-to-be-released STUDIO 10 CD.
Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe and has appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and BBC Radio. He’s been called a mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more.
Eric Taylor – Carnival Jim And Jean
Eric Taylor – Tractor Song
Eric Taylor – Visitors From Indiana
Boston Americana/folk duo Ari & Mia Friedman play cello, fiddle, banjo and guitar and create original music based in American folk and explores the traditions of Southern Appalachia, Northeastern fiddle music. The two have a new album on the way thanks to a successful Pledgemusic campaign and fans will get to hear new songs when the duo comes to town. Ari and Mia will be playing at Ashland Coffee and Tea on March 14.
Ari & Mia – Open Field
Ari & Mia – Hundreds of Ways
Ari & Mia – Painter
Ari & Mia – North
Blues artist Mary Flower is renowned for her blend of ragtime, acoustic blues and folk styles. Mary has earned raves from critics and audiences alike for her lovely vocals and guitar mastery, as well as her beautiful original compositions.
Her most recent release, “Misery Loves Company,” finds Mary hosting eleven musicians who join her for a series of duets, from jazz pianist Dave Frishberg to multi-instrumentalist Colin Linden.
Mary Flower is performing at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Wednesday, March 6.
The Free Rangers play a free-ranging selection of Americana music, western swing, bluegrass, country, folk, blues and more, songs you want to hear again and songs you’ve never heard. Tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation define their sound. If you haven’t heard them yet, you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
The Free Rangers ride again at Ashland Coffee & Tea on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Free Rangers – Blues for Dixie
The Free Rangers – Wheels
The Free Rangers – Along the Navajo Trail
Marshall Crenshaw broke through to critical fame with his 1982 catchy pop hit, “Someday, Someway.” For 30 years, he’s been entertaining audiences with upbeat retro and folk-rock sounds and while his music has been described as classic power pop, it also moves across genres, very evident in his 2009 album “Jaggedland” and his newest EP “I Don’t See You Laughing Now.”
Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets, the 90s alt-country group reminiscent of Woody Guthrie, Neil Young and The Replacements will be performing at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Marshall Crenshaw – I Don’t See You Laughing Now
Native Richmonders turned North Carolinians Skylar Gudasz and the Ugly Girls return to the city to play at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Feb. 9 in support of their debut release, “Two Headed Monster.” It’s a nice collection of somber yet upbeat folk tunes that’s definitely worth checking out.
Chapel Hill’s Birds and Arrows are hitting Richmond not once, but twice this summer and if you haven’t caught their hypnotic brand of indie pop, you have two chances to see what you have been missing out on.
Birds and Arrows’ new album “We’re Gonna Run” has received nothing but praise and their live show is something to be experienced.
Arrows in the Air