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Secret B-Sides are preparing to release a new album, entitled Welcome to Soul City, which successfully contributes another forty-five minutes to the world’s supply of “solid gold baby making music”–with socially conscious lyrics.  Known in Western North Carolina as a top Soul band, the Secret B-Sides technically remain a ‘secret’ to most of the globe.

With the release of albums like Welcome to Soul CityEasy MagicFlowers & Chocolate, and Live on the Mothership (not to mention, lost EPisodes) the B-Sides provide musical escape pods for a selective constellation of listeners; some folks appreciate the occasional psychedelic jaunt through vast regions of space-time.  B-Sides albums also feature sincerely sexy slow-jams, thoughtful brass and woodwind arrangements, as well as articulated rap verses from some of the region’s best eMCees:  Agent 23 (AKA Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), Preach Jacobs, Chach (AKA Chachillie), and Red!nk.

Presented as a stripped-down quartet–drums, bass, keys, and guitar, with three-part vocal harmonies–or accompanied by any number of guest collaborators, this band is here on the planet, ready to help the people of Earth get together, feel a little sexy, and have some good, clean fun.  (Despite rumors to the contrary, the B-Sides are still, in fact, all about flying saucers, dinosaurs, and love.)

Since conception, the Secret B-Sides have opened in direct support for Lee Fields & the Expressions, Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, SPAM Allstars, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Dwele, and many more, including a very special performance as the backing band for one of Milky Way Galaxy’s best wordsmiths, Gift of Gab, from Blackalicious.  Asheville, North Carolina’s “reigning kings of soul” will continue winning hearts and minds of Earthlings, satisfying the diverse musical tastes of multiple generations, in one Soul-full sound.  How will the Secret B-Sides groove in your neck of the space-time continuum?

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Videos & Tour Dates

Secret B-Sides  

Date City Venue
08/29/14 Secret B-Sides in Asheville, North Carolina ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $8 ADV / $10 DOOR. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 743 Haywood Road. Venue phone: (828) 575-2737. We are excited to play such a beautiful venue. Laura Reed, Sidney Barnes, Mark Burin, Ben Hovey, JP Furnas, Jason Moore, and others will be joining us for this special occasion! Plus, we will unveil Jeff K’norr’s solo project, Slo_Gold. Buy tickets
08/30/14 Secret B-Sides in Nashville, Tennessee The Foo Bar
Time: 9:30pm. Address: 2511 Gallatin Avenue. Venue phone: (615) 226-7305. We will be sharing the stage with Mountainwalker and more local, Nashville talent!
10/16/14 - 08/19/14 Secret B-Sides in Black Mountain, North Carolina Lake Eden Arts Festival
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1-828-68-MUSIC. Address: 377 Lake Eden Road. The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) is one of the most family-friendly events in the Milky Way Galaxy. Secret B-Sides played this festival back in 2010 to one of the most raucous crowds ever and it’s always a pleasure to go back. We love LEAF; It’s the trillest! Buy tickets More information


Date City Venue
08/22/14 - 08/23/14 Slo_Gold in Asheville, North Carolina DIG Festival
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Slo_Gold is the Secret B-Sides band led by Jeff K’norr, playing his original material and singing lead vocals. Be on the look out for the self-titled Slo_Gold release.

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