Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady

WRF2018 Chris Rodrigues & Abby the Spoon Lady Chris Rodrigues is a one-man band and multi-instrumentalist from the Asheville NC area. Growing up learning traditional songs from his family, he has carved out his own unique blues- Appalachian style. Abby the Spoon Lady is a folk percussionist, storyteller, and free speech activist. After riding the…

Jimmy Swope

Jimmy Swope

WRF2018 Jimmy Swope If any modern day album defines raw unadulterated ‘pure country’ music it has to be this tremendous debut by Jimmy Swope. The songs are excellent as are the arrangements and playing, with the sound including plenty of twang and steel guitar but Jimmy’s raw, expressive vocals are what hardens the music and…

Willi Carlisle

Willi Carlisle Willi Carlisle is a folksinger who, according to The Washington Post, is “powerful,” “worth seeking out,” and “both down-home and brainy.” With years of collecting folklore, playing or calling square dances, and working in the avant-garde, Willi Carlisle is a multi-faceted writer, folksinger, and instrumentalist. Carlisle’s musical stories are forged in the fire…

White Ghost Shivers

White Ghost Shivers

White Ghost Shivers Peeling the faces off the unsuspecting since 1999, we revel in string-band music from the 20s and 30s, mixing early jazz, hokum, vaudeville, ragtime, western swing and hillbilly, yet unleashing the gutterous underbelly of a pseudo-rock world gone wrong. YEE HAW! Imagine a smorgasbord of Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, cabaret, Hee…

Whiskey for the Lady

Whiskey for the Lady

Whiskey for the Lady “Some bands take themselves too seriously. Whiskey for the Lady isn’t one of them.” –Shea Conner, St. Joe Live On a fall evening in 2011, Phil Craven decided to join the bluegrass resurgence and bought his very first mandolin in a sale on our nation’s holiest of holidays, Black Friday. He…