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The Secret B-Sides are celebrating the release of a new album, entitled Easy Magic, which successfully contributes another forty-five minutes to the world’s supply of “solid gold baby making music”.  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 Easy 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–folks who 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, Preach Jacobs, Chach, 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 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 do the Secret B-Sides sound in your neck of the space-time continuum?

Videos & Tour Dates

The Secret B-Sides  

Date City Venue
05/02/14 The Secret B-Sides in Asheville, North Carolina Highland Brewing
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 12 Old Charlotte Highway / Suite H. Venue phone: (828) 299-3370. Opening act Mountainwalker, from Nashville starts at 5pm. B-Sides start at 6:30pm. We will have the first four pages of our new graphic novel, ‘the Gospel of Flying Saucers, Dinosaurs, & Love!’ on display during the show.
05/17/14 The Secret B-Sides in Asheville, North Carolina Montford Music & Arts Festival
Time: 4:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Montford Avenue. “So, let’s make the most of this beautiful day. Since we’re together, we might as well say, ‘would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?’” — Fred Rogers
05/30/14 The Secret B-Sides in Bristol, Tennessee 620 State
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: NO COVER. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 620 State Street. Venue phone: (423) 652-0314. If you’re from Bristol and you like the Secret B-Sides, then you’ll probably want to come to this show.
06/07/14 The Secret B-Sides in Asheville, North Carolina All Go West Festival ~ outdoor stage
Time: 5:15pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Remember Doodlebug, from Digable Planets? Well, his new name is Cee Knowledge, so don’t get it twisted; he and many other amazing acts, mostly local, will be rocking Haywood Road on this wondrous occasion, and you know what that means!
06/13/14 The Secret B-Sides in Atlanta, Georgia The Mammal Gallery
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 91 Broad Street SW. Venue phone: (404) 771-6912. This show will be shared with staHHr and Laura Reed! The Secret B-Sides will actually get to back both of these ladies on a few songs each. Not to be missed!
08/29/14 The Secret B-Sides in Asheville, North Carolina ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: TBA. 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.
08/30/14 The 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!

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