AMP Rocks Asheville: White Oak Splits + The Hot Knives + Myke Carroll And The Arc Light

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AMP Rocks Asheville: White Oak Splits + The Hot Knives + Myke Carroll And The Arc Light

Join us for the first annual AMP Rocks Asheville event, a fundraiser for Asheville Music Professionals! $10 donation for three great rock bands, a record swap and some exciting announcements from AMP! The Splits call Madison County home, and it's from this lush high-country that they draw much of their inspiration; the craggy peaks, dark hollers, roaring rivers, and quiet meadows all serving as backdrops for their ever-evolving soundscapes.

All four members boast a musical interest unique from their bandmates, which lends itself to sonic collaboration and psychedelic experimentation ranging in styles from surf to country, blues to thrash, sludge to jazz, all of it swirling together into a style they refer to as Holler Boogie. No matter the set, bring your dancing shoes. It's fixing to get loud. The Hot Knives are a rock infused soul group, established in Asheville NC. The band combines a new shade of blues rock with an old familiar sound and feel. Myke Carroll and Arc Light have been perfecting their high energy brand of GA mountain Blues Rock for almost twenty five years! Even so they have maintained a very low profile in the music business because as Carroll puts it "the music business has nothing to do with music and everything to do with hyping, marketing and selling to the highest bidder whatever is the latest craze and that changes every couple of months". So we just stick to our original plan that we started with in 1992 to play what we want to play the way we want to play it, how, when and where we want to play it and that way we don't have to answer to record company people, management, agencies or anyone else besides ourselves and our Fans. We're not trying to get rich or be Rock Stars we're a little old for that! we just want to perform our stuff and let people see and hear what real musical passion is. There are some that are so brainwashed by the "Industry"as to whats good when we play a show and people don't know us they walk away by the second song but theres a lot of them that get up and move closer.and the reason they move closer is the incredible virtuosity displayed by Carroll and Co. Drummer Johnny Weaver is a huge Buddy Rich fan so theres a definite big band sound to the drums and the rhythms and polyrhythms he plays add a unique edge thats very rarely heard in a power trio format.