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Mountain Bitters + Elisa Faires with paintings by Julyan Davis

  • REVOLVE 821 Riverside Drive #179 Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

Dark Holler

Saturday December 9th 8pm/doors at 7:30pm


There will be STANDING ROOM ONLY by donation at the door

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 Mountain Bitters

MOUNTAIN BITTERS is an acoustic folk trio based out of Asheville, NC. The band consists of Emmalee Hunnicutt on Cello, guitar & vocals, Gretchen Caverly on 5-string viola, fiddle & vocals, and Megan Drollinger on fiddle, mandolin & vocals. Performing an assortment of styles including Appalachian Folk, Cajun and Celtic, their instrumental arrangements, informed by their early Classical training, are original and compelling. Often setting down their instruments to sing a capella, their intuitive harmonies could be described as intoxicating and more than a little haunting. But, as soon as you’ve wiped your tear-dimmed eye, they’ll have you up and dancing again!”

Join us in welcoming back one of our most dynamic performers to the listening space!


Elisa Faires

Elisa has been singing since she was eight years old. Her early beginnings were rooted in choral singing, later she studied and performed opera various classical music as well as electronic music. Since then she has performed and recorded with several different projects such as Xambuca, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Bloc Rainbow, Void Ensemble, and with Meg Mulhearn in their project Spectral Habitat. She composes music as well for Butoh dance and movement and performance art. She has collaborated with Asheville Butoh Collective, Anemone Dance Theater as well as Vanessa Skantze and Cilla Vee Life Arts.

Faires approaches the voice as a musical instrument, using looping and layering and spontaneous multi-tracking coupled with the use of effects and added electronic/synthetic synthesized nuances, creating what she calls a “one-woman-choir.” She uses harmonies, other instruments, and drones or intonations to create a wall of sound to sonically interpret elements and patterns found in nature. A live piece performed by Faires is a piece from Photosynthesis titled Amaryllis, which is a body of work consisting of four distinct sections. Renaissance, Choral, and noise were all influences on the composing of this piece. In Freezing Night (originally a choral piece from the composer Benjamin Britten is completely reworked into another electronic art song as a devotional of gratitude to nature spirits, animals and the polar caps of the earth. 



*Be sure to get your tickets early as we are sure to sell out!*


Dark Holler

JULYAN DAVIS - Paintings and Art talk 

Pop-up in the Project Space

Earlier Event: December 6
Later Event: December 16