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Amy Ray
Lyric - Leeda Jones
Jan 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Asheville, NC

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$15 Advance / $18 Door

5PM Door :: 8:30PM Show

General Admission Standing Room :: Some Balcony Seating

Amy Ray has gone country, and her scenic-route detour was not as out of the way as some fans might think. The singer-songwriter, best known as half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls folk-rock duo, has produced a solo album, Goodnight Tender, which is country music in the purest -- and purist – sense of the word. Recorded last spring at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C., this collection of 11 originals by Ray, along with a cover penned by Heather McEntire, is scheduled for release January 21st, 2014 from Ray’s Decatur-based company, Daemon Records.

Isis is pleased to host Amy Ray's Asheville CD Release Celebration of "Goodnight Tender". Amy will be joined by a full country band , expect an evening of traditional country, southern rock, mountain gospel and roots music.
Music : Genre: Country,Singer/Songwriter,Southern Rock
Ticket Prices
Advance
$15.00
Event Schedule
Lyric - Leeda Jones
8:30 PM
Amy Ray
9:30 PM
Amy Ray | 9:30 PM
Amy Ray has gone country, and her scenic-route detour was not as out of the way as some fans might think. The singer-songwriter, best known as half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls folk-rock duo, has produced a solo album, Goodnight Tender, which is country music in the purest -- and purist – sense of the word. Recorded last spring at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, N.C., this collection of 11 originals by Ray, along with a cover penned by Heather McEntire, is scheduled for release January 21st, 2014 from Ray’s Decatur-based company, Daemon Records.

Legendary country songwriter, Harlan Howard famously summed up country music as “three chords and the truth,” and Goodnight Tender offers the kind of stripped-down melodies; honest, hat-in-hand emotions; and keening pedal steel and old-time strings that once emanated from tear-stained, honky-tonk jukeboxes. In her take on the early Nashville Sound, she sings movingly about dogs, pills, Duane Allman, and heartache.

For decades, Ray has performed with Emily Saliers in the Indigo Girls, and their ongoing success derives, in part, from intricate, ethereal harmonies, from the interplay of their distinct voices and sensibilities. Ray also has turned up the volume in her solo career as an ax-slinging rocker, producing six albums with punk edges and defiant, powerhouse vocals. In both capacities, she integrates the personal with the political, the dynamics of relationships with principles of progressive social justice.

Goodnight Tender marks a dramatic departure from those formats and themes, though her vocals, even when snarled at high decibels, always convey a rending ache that serves folk, punk, country, or any refrain tinged with pain. Ray convened artists she trusts with fiddle, banjo, dobro, pedal steel, guitar, mandolin, bass, and drums, and then arranged their microphone placement like an old-school sound engineer to create an authentic, vintage sound, gently imposing Strum And Twang on her Sturm Und Drang. more >>>
Lyric - Leeda Jones | 8:30 PM
Pop/rock/funk. With the standout voice of Leeda Jones, Lyric is a group made up of natural talents that will take you to a place you can’t forget, a group that uses music as an expression of pain, joys, and hope. This street team is a born replica of the legends that created movements.


“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 “So High,” which are loved by their many fans.

Lyric has played street festivals such as the Bele Chere Festival, the Goombay festival and the Black Mountain arts festival and they have also played with Grammy award winning Count M’Butu from Derrick Trucks band, and they have opened for Grammy award winning Lizz Wright. The band also just got out of the studio as well, where they completed they’re second full album “Guitar Feet.” The title given by; Megan Drye and Leeda Jones (Lyric). “ This album deserved the name “Guitar Feet,” Because after Lyric learned to play the guitar it gave her dream feet, said Megan Drye. ?There are five members in the band that each play an intricate part.

Leeda Jones, better known as “Lyric”- Lead singer/ Guitarist
Megan Drye- poet/ songwriter
Dave Matthews- Bass
?Derrick Graves- Percussionist