Category Archives: Mountain Express

It’s About Time | Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics let their sweet soul simmer

“[We’re] a group of very picky individuals. And we know what we like when we hear it, and these things just take some time to develop.”

Mountain Xpress | June 1, 2015

New Adventures in Hi-Fi | For JD McPherson, making old-school rock is a labor of love

“It’s fun music. It’s fun to play, and it’s fun to listen to. It’s the best thing ever.”

Mountain Xpress | February 17, 2015

Mountain men | The Kruger Brothers’ music, from the Alps to the Appalachians

“I like the sound of the banjo. For me, mentally, it’s connected to the books of Samuel Clemens. It was a bridge to another world.”

Mountain Xpress | November 19, 2014

Five (or more) questions with The Budos Band

We were thinking, “What would Ozzy Osbourne sing over this track?”

Mountain Xpress | October 25, 2014

What Dreams May Come | The War on Drugs talks gear, songwriting and Asheville as a second home

“I love going to different studios and geeking out over the gear.”

Mountain Xpress | October 8, 2014

Queen of Bounce | It’s Big Freedia’s world, and we’re just twerking in it

“Even if you gotta skinny ass, you just gotta know how to work it. No matter what type of ass you got, everybody can move it.”

Mountain Xpress | September 25, 2014

Long may he reign | Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright reflects on a decade in North Carolina

“I think the move to Asheville has been great in so many ways. But it’s also made me really reflective about Memphis music, and the kind of music I grew up listening to and the records I like to look for. Memphis made such a huge imprint on me that it’s something I always try to reflect in the albums.”

Mountain Express | July 23, 2014

Lip Service | Black Lips’ own brand of maturity

“I think we’re better at writing songs. That’s mature. I wrote a bridge in a couple songs. I didn’t even know what one of those was when we started.”

Mountain Xpress | July 16, 2014

Young At Heart | Old 97’s grew up. Then they got messed up.

“I’ve never been accused of being professional before. But thank you.”

Mountain Xpress | May 28, 2014

Reigning Men | The Men follow their muse — wherever it might lead

“It’s what you do if you’re in a band. You go on tour, you record records, and you don’t really think anything of it. But from the outside, it seems like, ‘Oh my god! You guys are going crazy!’”

Mountain Express | April 30, 2014