Toubab Krewe and Trees On Fire

Toubab Krewe

The boys of the Asheville-based African fusion crew Toubab Krewe merge music from Mali and the States, all with a kick in the pants from electric bass and guitars. They're all white, but don't let that fool you – they've spent plenty of time studying the music of West Africa during trips to places like Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

Trees On Fire are five-piece rock band – and, of course, a local favorite.