Asheville Music: All About The Beat
You know you have arrived in Asheville, North Carolina, when music spills into the streets around every turn. Whether it's from the buskers playing their hearts out on street corners for tips or jams catching your ear while walking past bars like Tressa's that offer live music most nights, Asheville is a city that fosters all kinds of sounds. While Nashville is known for country music and New York and Chicago for Jazz, Asheville makes mountain music - jam-band meets bluegrass meets rock style tunes unique to this city. You can learn about the beats that have been recorded here over time at a vintage studio. Or have an interactive experience to find out if you have what it takes to play an instrument by joining an African drum lesson turned jam session. In this video, we take you inside the oldest music venue in town, Gray Eagle. Another spot worth checking out is Isis Theater, which was initially built as a theater, so the acoustics at this family-run venue are hard to match.
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