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Red Rover Thursday // Heather Taylor & Alexa Rose

Red Rover Thursdays at Habitat Brewing- an intimate, listening-room style show on the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month. All-original music from local musicians.

Still FREE, and still LOCAL. June's second installment features Heather Taylor (for her single release!) and Alexa Rose Please bring cash donations for the musicians, if’n you please.

Alexa Rose
Alexa Rose has the rare ability to find strikingly original melodies that nevertheless sound like they must have existed for a long time, stored away maybe in the ether of creativity, self-evident and awaiting discovery. Moving deftly between complex dexterity and heart-tugging familiarity, Rose achieves a sound that pushes gently alongside the bright vocal experimentalism of Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom while maintaining the brassy attitude and simple refrains that run straight through American roots music from mountain ballads to rock n roll.

Amidst the sea of earnestly soft-sung songs on the Americana circuit, Rose’s voice stands out with depth and complexity, capable of gymnastic yodels and deep resonance. Rose’s sound evokes the likes of Hurray for the Riff Raff and Margo Price, but she cultivates her own hard-working perspective without imitation or posturing. What separates her from the crowd is a tangible, relatable sense of hunger and realism about the sacrifices of the road, the elusiveness of fulfillment, and the bittersweetness of dreams.

Heather Taylor
Born into a musical family, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, Heather Taylor is creative to her core. Classically trained in flute, the now Asheville, NC native embraces the craggy soul of Appalachian folk music. Accompanied by her octave mandolin, Taylor draws elements of blues, americana, roots and rock into her songwriting.  

After graduating from The Crane School of Music, Taylor’s musical path appeared to unravel. To remedy her indecisive future, she traveled to Ireland where she found an irish flute in a Dublin music shop. In a sweep of synchronicity, Taylor found herself playing flute in venues across Ireland and Scotland. Upon returning to the States with her musical fire reignited, Taylor experimented with new forms of musical expression; she began singing, playing mandolin and writing songs- ultimately becoming an Americana force in her hometown of Rochester, NY.  

Shortly after moving to Asheville, Taylor won the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition with slide guitarist Sean Jerome and is now an emerging singer-songwriter in the Western North Carolina music scene. Her most recent record, "Undercurrents" was recorded at Echo Mountain Recording Studio with slide guitarist Sean Jerome and will be released this summer.

Later Event: June 23
Qi Gong Class

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