Sunday Blooming Sunday

Spring is definitely here, and we have the perfect Sunday in store for your celebratory needs.  That is this coming Sunday, April 25th, and here’s what’s in store:


…featuring Drew Emmitt from Leftover Salmon and Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident.

That’s right, all you String Cheese and Salmon heads, there’s no need to wait or travel to get some of this high-energy, face-melting, bluegrassy springtime pickin’.  Emmitt-Nershi Band will be returning to The Garage this Sunday, April 25th for an intimate engagement.

But don’t take my word for it, have a listen:

But wait… that’s not all, cause you see on that same evening (just a couple of hours earlier) we are welcoming to the stage Bess Rogers and Lelia Broussard for some sweet sultry sounds.

Check out Lelia:


And here’s a taste of Bess Rogers:

All under one roof, and on one night!!

The skinny:
who: Emmitt-Nershi Band (9:30pm – 12pm)

when: Sunday April 25th

where: The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville, NC)

tickets for Emmitt-Nershi available at:

who: Bess Rogers and Lelia Broussard (7pm – 9pm)

when: Sunday April 25th

where: The Garage at Biltmore (Asheville, NC)


EP3 Invades Asheville – April 15th

“Hailing from the cultural hotbed of Atlanta, GA comes EP3. After quickly rising in the jam and electronic scenes in the midwest and southeast, EP3 has taken a hold of new technologies and traditional improvisational elements to create a progressive, fresh take on livetronica. Risks and rewards…the application of technical and melodic songwriting with deep grooves and all sorts of experimentation. It’s been a good two years, playing packed theater and club gigs with such artists as: Shpongle, Moe., Parliment Funkadelic, Pretty Lights, Benga, Bassnectar, Pnuma Trio, Mickey Hart, Orchard Lounge, Big Gigantic, Telepath, Ana Sia, Glitch Mob, Raq, U-Melt, M80 Dubstation, Bela Fleck, Eliot Lipp, Sub Swara, DubCouncious, Alex B, Joe Nice, Starkey, as well as official afterparties for STS9, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and the Disco Biscuits…including 2 shows with sit ins from Jon Gutwillig of the Disco Biscuits and a late night set at Trinumeral. BIG things happening at the EP3 camp…”

This will be a good time.
Also playing with EP3 are The Werks and Lingo.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Featuring: Atlantic Connection

April 7th – Ashevillian Productions Presents:  Lucidity


Westbay Music Group | Soul:R | MTV | Driven AM

Nathan Hayes, aka Atlantic Connection, has been doing his thing since ’99.   His collaborations with Drum n Bass powerhouse Basic Operations, rocketlaunched his career causing him to become one of the highest-selling artists in America’s electronic music history.

Also featured on this bill:

Abducted Recordings | Dream Research :: Asheville, NC

CULTure | Nerve Agent Recordings :: Birmingham, AL

MIA.NC | Alien Technology | Ashevillian Entertainment :: Asheville, NC

FYI | Solow :: Charlotte, NC

$10 at the door, all ages welcome.

*lucidity- clearness of thought or style, free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression.

Farewell Joel “Stouty” Stout

Joel “Stouty” Stout         1976-2010

Joel Stout, founder of Comagun Music and creator of such Asheville events as: Summer Soulstice and Tron-A-Thon was a great collaborator and  friend.  We here at The Garage were fortunate enough to have worked and played with Joel and his incomparable knack for creating a music scene.

The enthusiasm that Joel had for the bands he worked with, and the events he created was downright infectious and I am a better person for having known him.  He put his heart and soul into the events that we were fortunate enough to have collaborated on with him, and as a result, he put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces.

Thank you for your immense contribution to the Asheville music scene!


The Garage

Joel’s Obituary

Joel Adam “Stouty” Stout age 33, of Wilmington NC passed in his sleep on March 23, 2010. The cause of Joel’s death is not certain. Born July 21, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Joel is survived by his parents Alan and Sharon and siblings Jason, Kristen, Alison, Jami, Webster, and niece Molly. Joel was a music promoter, manager, clothing designer, and an entrepreneur. Joel was a kind and generous caretaker who provided spiritual and emotional support to many. Joel’s strength of spirit and passion for helping others enabled him to provide support to others as a member and mentor in Narcotics Anonymous since 2005. Joel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of North Carolina, Asheville where he excelled as a truly gifted writer. Joel loved music, arts, friends, family, the outdoors, and self guided spirituality. Joel will be remembered for his infectious smile and constant thirst for discovery and adventure. Joel approached each day with a sense of wonder and his dreams and passions knew no bounds. Joel’s love and passion survives his earthly body and is with all of us forever.

Back By Popular Demand: Asheville Social Media

Well I am posting another blog because you guys apparently read my last one (at least a few of you did) and by doing so you skyrocketed my stats page thereby leaving no place to go but down today since I hadn’t posted another blog.  So, I am posting a short blog to say “thanks” for checking out The Garage’s new blog.

It was really exciting to look at my stats and see the rise and fall of the graph chart.  You see yesterday, when I posted my “High-Lights in April” I had a record amount of readers!  Of course, the record to beat was two; however,  I surpassed that by more than seven times… now that is impressive!

SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING is not only interesting and informative, it is downright fun as we discovered last week when The Garage hosted the free: G Social Media School, with AskAsheville’s very own Gary!!  What a hoot!  I finally learned how to tweet effectively and learned some other extremely useful social media tips.

Special thanks to Justin Brackett (@justinthesouth); Jose Ibarra (@hOzae); and Trey Pennington (@treypennington) for “providing us some real good learning stuff!”  See them on Twitter!  Watch how these guys master the art of social media.

Also, stay tuned for G Social Media’s next free seminar on “Using Videos.”  This event will be held at the Grove Park Inn, 290 Macon Ave Asheville, NC on April 23rd from 5pm – 7:30pm.  For more information contact:

April High-lights

Hello Asheville!!  Hello everyone else throughout the known universe (other than Asheville).  Just wanted to drop a quick lock and pop and let everybody who’s interested know what April has to offer at The Garage at Biltmore.

On Wednesday, April 7th



Westbay Music Group | Soul:R | MTV | Driven AM

Abducted Recordings | Dream Research :: Asheville, NC

CULTure | Nerve Agent Recordings :: Birmingham, AL

MIA.NC | Alien Technology | Ashevillian Entertainment :: Asheville, NC

FYI | Solow :: Charlotte, NC

This will be good!  so be good family.


Also that week, on Thursday, April 8th


**tickets are available at Garage website (see sidebar)


On Thursday, April 15th


…are coming for some livetronica bliss!! (see Facebook events for details)


Also that week, on Friday, April 16th



And at the end of the month (sort of), on

Sunday, April 25th… (frickin’ drum roll please)


…returns to The Garage.  Drew Emmit of the legendary jamgrass band Leftover Salmon, and Bill Nershi from the String Cheese Incident are coming back to our city to tear it up!!  Put your dancing shoes on (or Birkenstocks–as the case may be), this will be very high energy!!

**tickets are available at Garage website (see sidebar)

There are many other shows going on this month, including a very special 420 celebration on April 20th, with a very special guest line-up too soon and too sick to announce… just yet!  Stay tuned.

Asheville Music Scene

Welcome one and all, although its probably closer to one than all since nobody out there is reading my blog.  This is the first time that I am writing a blog and it is more or less for the purpose of discussing things to do with The Garage at Biltmore in Asheville North Carolina.
We are a music venue with all kinds of interesting music events that happen here.  From the traditional local, regional, and national bands of all genres; to super psychedelic full moon gatherings and trance parties; to all ages events that mind our p’s and q’s for the sake of the youngsters having a place to celebrate music.

If you live in Asheville, or if you’re visiting, see our website for shows and times.

So there, we are formally introduced: me to you and you to me.  I have to say it is rather strange writing to an imagined audience that I know only consists of me, but perhaps that will change.

Look forward to seeing you and I will be writing again real soon to post more informative stuff.