March 25, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Want to learn more about Citizen Vinyl — from the history of the iconic Citizen Times building to the legendary musicians who performed at radio station WWNC on the building’s third floor? You’re in luck: Not only are we open daily so you can come in and hang out, we offer FREE guided tours Wednesdays-Saturdays, at noon and 1 p.m., and on Sundays at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Private tours are also available — email us for more info.
Kristian, aka KPV, is a singer-songwriter based in Asheville, N.C. His musical palette falls between the lines of indie folk, singer-songwriter and Americana. Fans of Gregory Alan Isakov, Iron and Wine and Jason Isbell, will feel comfortable here. His lyrics are a healing balm from the daily struggle as they wash over you with a deep reverence.
KPV was a finalist at the 2022 LEAF/New-Song Performance and Songwriting Competition as well as the 2022 NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Competition, held at Citizen Vinyl in December. Learn more at his website and follow him on Instagram.
For studio inquiries, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of NewSong Music, the independent artist development organization and record label (also housed in the Citizen Vinyl building) is accepting submissions for the 9th annual LEAF Singer-Songwriter Showcase and Competition. Finalists will be invited to perform and compete at Spring LEAF Festival, in Black Mountain, N.C., on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
The performance showcase and competition is a collaborative effort between NewSong Music and LEAF Community Arts. It aims to identify and recognize exceptional performers and songwriters from across the country. Eight finalists will be invited to perform, network, and compete at the LEAF Festival in May.
The winner of the LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition, selected from a panel of music industry judges, will earn a spot as one of only eight finalists at the annual International NewSong Competition, held in Asheville, N.C., in the fall. The winner will also return to the Fall LEAF Festival, held October 19-22, 2023, as a featured, paid performer.
Past winners include Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Noan Partly, Parker Ainsworth, and Carly Taich.
Citizen Studios is a professional recording studio, and the creative hub of Citizen Vinyl. It is located in the historic WWNC radio station studio in the Citizen Times building in downtown Asheville. A timeless space for classic and modern sounds, the historic studio space (built in 1939) consists of Studio A – a… View Article
Citizen Vinyl was recently featured on a CNN segment. We’re thrilled to share our thoughtfully curated space with a wider community. Watch Citizen Vinyl on CNN “Citizen Vinyl is a celebration of music and community,” says founder Gar Ragland. The feature also shares the inspiration… View Article
Take a tour of the Citizen Vinyl record pressing facility and historic building Want to learn more about Citizen Vinyl — from the history of the iconic Citizen Times building to the legendary musicians who performed at radio station WWNC on the building’s third floor?… View Article