Joshua Carpenter has done stints with Floating Action, The Nein, and even a handful of gigs here and there with cult-hero-turned-phenomenon Rodriguez. The Asheville, NC resident currently plays with Schooner, Better Twin, & Emily Easterly in addition to writing and performing under his own name. Carpenter has released two under-the-radar-but-stellar solo albums, Full Flight, in 2011, and Prey Tells, in 2017.
Carpenter’s aesthetic lends itself to Big Star’s memorable hooks with the wry, eviscerating wit of Andy Partridge. Catchy, cerebral, and a little pugnacious.
"… traces back through songsmiths Tobin Sprout and Matthew Sweet to Robyn Hitchcock and Ray Davies - nostalgia obsessives unafraid to dress their melancholy in pop trappings."
-John Schacht, Independent Weekly (NC)
Annabelle’s Curse is an electrified indie-folk band from Bristol, TN/VA. The band has developed a reputation for high energy live shows and immersive studio albums. Its members are Tim Kilbourne (vocals, banjo, guitar), Carly Booher Edwards (vocals, mandolin), Zack Edwards (guitar), Travis Goyette (drums), Kirk Bagnall (auxiliary percussion), and Andrew Clark (bass). They have released five full-length albums and one EP.
Since forming in 2010, Annabelle’s Curse has toured extensively, developing a devoted fan base throughout the southeast and mid-Atlantic. They have supported acts such as Blues Traveler, Anderson East, Langhorn Slim, Amythyst Kiah, 49 Winchester, Folk Soul Revival, Humming House, The Black Lillies, The Hackensack Boys, Allison Russell, and honeyhoney. The band has performed at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion 10 times and has played Floydfest, RoosterWalk, Fall for Greenville, NC Brewer’s Fest, Music City Roots on PBS, and countless other festivals and events.