Mary Gauthier, along with special guest Jaimee Harris, appears on the Isis Music Hall Main Stage on Thursday, December 5, at 8:30 p.m. Gauthier’s Rifles & Rosary Beads has been nominated by The Americana Music Association as Record of the Year. Songs on the album tell stories of soldiers and veterans abroad and at home. Harris’ Americana-Folk debut album Red Rescue has drawn comparisons to Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. Tickets are $18/advance and $22/day of the show.
On Saturday, December 7, at 8:30 p.m., virtuosic mandolin duo Frank Solivan and Don Stiernberg take the stage. A regular teacher at The Swannanoa Gathering, Stiernberg is a veteran performer at Isis. “Seems like every time I’m there I meet more great players,” he says, “and they all like the same kinds of music I do.” Tickets are $15/advance and $20/day of the show.
Holiday Swing with Asheville’s own Queen Bee and the Honeylovers happens on Sunday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. The band performed a debut show at Isis in 2017. “My grandparents went on their first date to the Isis Theater in 1946, and it’s always held a soft spot in my heart,” says band member Whitney Moore. Tickets are $12/advance and $15/day of the show.
On Saturday, December 14, at 8:30 p.m., it’s Matt Nakoa’s Casting Shadows tour with Asheville singer-songwriter Logan Marie. Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist. Tickets are $20.
Pretty Little Goat and duo Giri and Uma Peters perform on Friday, December 20, at 8:30 p.m. “Roots music from the heart of the southern Appalachians” is what Josh Carter of Pretty Little Goat calls his sound. “There are a lot of music lovers in Asheville,” he says. “We always feel warm and welcomed whenever we play there.” Tickets are $12/advance and $15/day of the show.