WANT TO GO?
WHERE: The Empty Glass, 410 Elizabeth St.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-345-3914 or www.emptyglass.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Saturday, Asheville, N.C.'s Underhill Rose returns to The Empty Glass for the second time this year after a summer spent trying to explore past their touring boundaries while juggling their day jobs. The members of the rootsy, all-female Americana trio -- formed from half of The Barrel House Mamas -- feel like they're making some headway.
The gazz spoke to Eleanor Underhill, banjo player and co-founder of the trio, about how the band got started and meeting one of their musical crushes, indie rockers Dawes.
Q:How did you and Molly Rose meet?
A:"Molly and I met in college at Warren Wilson College, which is very much a microcosm of what Asheville is about. It's a small liberal arts school, strong in environmental science.
"In college, I had just discovered the banjo and was playing at the 'old-time jam' -- an actual class. I got credit for it -- and we would sing harmony together. Essentially, Bonnie Raitt was our connection, the singer we both grew up with, and 'Angel from Montgomery,' John Prine's song, was the first song we did together."