2018Adrienne Ammerman w/ Divine Circles
NovemberDoors 7pm, Show 8pm - $5
Ammerman's second album, The Hook, was released in November, 2018. The songs on The Hook were written over the course of the end of a marriage, the birth of her second child, the 2016 electoral nightmare, and a solar eclipse. They touch on the battle for a creative self; the isolation, pain, and beauty of marriage and mothering; and a yearning for love and self-actualization. Ammerman's
songs blend raw pop rock inspired by her riot girrl roots, to aching folk-tinged ballads drawn from her Southern ancestry, her home in the mountains of western North Carolina, and her love for classic story-driven artists like Loretta Lynn.
While her first album, The Hunt (2015) was a solitary affair primarily performed, recorded, and produced by Ammerman in her home, Ammerman recorded The Hook with Patrick Kukucka and Meg Mulhearn, and brought together a diverse lineup of Asheville-based talent, including West Tirey, Ronika McClain, Michael Libramento, and Kim Roney.
Her first album, Oblivion Songs, garnered significant critical praise. Mulhearn was profiled by Jason Heller at AV Club as one of the front runners of the “Dark Folk” movement, and her track “Midwest” was chosen as one of Pitchfork/NPR writer Kim Kelly’s top tracks of the decade. She has recently finished a new Divine Circles album, for which she was awarded a 2016 Regional Artist Project Grant from the Asheville Area Arts Council. Plans for this release are forthcoming...