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JS BACH in-store concert preview brings the music of the great master to Horizon for a FREE concert featuring the NORTH CAROLINA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS.

JS BACH in-store concert preview brings the music of the great master to Horizon for a FREE concert featuring the NORTH CAROLINA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA CHAMBER PLAYERS.

A small ensemble comprised of the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players David Wilson (violin), Francis Blaker (recorder), Barbara Krumdieck (cello) and Barbara Weiss (harpsichord) will be playing a free preview in-store show at Horizon Records on Friday, March 23rd at 7pm. Included in the program will be two movements of Bach Trio Sonata BWV 529, the “Anunciation” movement of Biber’s “Rosary Sonatas,” and possibly another surprise or two. There will be seating as Horizon sets up its intimate and very informal house-concert-style space (aka the Horizon Recital Hall).

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Stop by HORIZON RECORDS and enter to win two tickets to see the STEEP CANYON RANGERS in Asheville, or a signed test pressing of their new album, Out In The Open, produced by JOE HENRY!

Stop by HORIZON RECORDS and enter to win two tickets to see the STEEP CANYON RANGERS in Asheville, or a signed test pressing of their new album,  Out In The Open, produced by JOE HENRY!

THIS JUST IN: Stop by HORIZON RECORDS today and enter to win two tickets to the genre-defying bluegrass masters STEEP CANYON RANGERS at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville on Saturday, Jan. 27th. We’ll also be giving away a signed test-pressing of their new album “Out In The Open,” which will be released on January 26th. The drawing will be on January 24th!

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Dig the spectacular jazz-rock fusion of the Chicago quartet MARBIN at THE FIRMAMENT in Greenville on Thurs., March 29th!

Dig the spectacular jazz-rock fusion of the Chicago quartet MARBIN at THE FIRMAMENT in Greenville on Thurs., March 29th!

There’s nothing that warms our cold winter hearts here at Horizon like some seriously tasty, guitar-heavy fusion jazz, and that’s exactly what we’ve discovered in the Chicago-by-way-of-Israel quartet known as Marbin. When Dani Rabin (guitar), Blake Jiracek (drums), Danny Markovitch (saxophone) and Jon Nadel (bass) take flight, these guys hit that sweet spot between prog-rock and straight-ahead […]

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Lordy, RECORD STORE DAY 2018 is fast approaching: On SATURDAY, APRIL 21st, the celebration goes to eleven! Prepare for an avalanche of special-edition, indie-store only releases and maybe a surprise or two from HORIZON RECORDS!

Lordy, RECORD STORE DAY 2018 is fast approaching: On SATURDAY, APRIL 21st, the celebration goes to eleven! Prepare for an avalanche of special-edition, indie-store only releases and maybe a surprise or two from HORIZON RECORDS!

In pure Spinal Tap tradition, Record Store Day, the holiday designed to celebrate indie music retailers all over the country has gone to eleven! Years, that is. RSD’s 2018 edition is the 11th anniversary of a bold, industry-shaking resurgence in vinyl, which has kept Horizon going strong after 42 years.

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S. C. BACH returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday, March 25th: Explore the beauty and majesty of BACH!

S. C. BACH returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday, March 25th: Explore the beauty and majesty of BACH!

S.C. Bach returns for a very big spring concert on Sunday March 25 from 3:30-6pm at Christ Church in Greenville (Saturday 7-9:30pm at Wofford in Spartanburg). Artistic director and conductor David Rhyne offers us the beauty and majesty of Bach’s music yet again since his choir and instrumentalists were re-formed and rejuvenated when they started a new era in Greenville in 2014. Featuring heavenly full scale choir-oriented pieces as well as the amazing Trio Sonata instrumental chamber piece.

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SWAG SATURDAY returned to Horizon, and Greenville helped us pay it FORWARD for food and warmth with donations for the TRIUNE MERCY CENTER while we gave away an assortment of vinyl, sampler CD’s, posters & more!

SWAG SATURDAY returned to Horizon, and Greenville helped us pay it FORWARD for food and warmth with donations for the TRIUNE MERCY CENTER while we gave away an assortment of vinyl, sampler CD’s, posters & more!

Horizon Records partnered with our pals at iongreenville and once again asked Greenville to join us and pay it FORWARD for Food and Warmth on Small Business Saturday! All day Saturday, Horizon Records celebrated Small Business Saturday and Greenville responded big time, bringing Food (non-perishables only), Warmth (need blankets, caps, gloves, socks) and of course deductible Cash or Checks, all in support of TRIUNE MERCY CENTER, who bring desperately needed assistance to those in need in the season of Thanksgiving and all year round. We’re blown away by the amount of help, kindness and holiday generosity you brought through our doors. We thank you again.

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BLACK FRIDAY 2017 was the best in the history of HORIZON RECORDS! We opened at 9AM; you poured in early and all day, joining us in pursuit of music, hangin out and good times!

BLACK FRIDAY 2017 was the best in the history of HORIZON RECORDS! We opened at 9AM; you poured in early and all day, joining us in pursuit of music, hangin out and good times!

We are once again humbled and grateful to all the people who came in today and picked up an amazing selection of special releases. Thanks to you, Greenville, we had our biggest Black Friday yet, and so much great music flowed out of our doors today. And we’ve still got some amazing titles in-stock from the Record Store Day release list, so make sure to drop by and pick up some more great stuff! We thank you, we love you, and what say we all get together next year and do it again?

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What a great and respectful crowd for American Primitive Guitar master, GLENN JONES tonight. We thank you, and PETE NOLAN & ED YAZIJIAN for opening the show!

What a great and respectful crowd for American Primitive Guitar master, GLENN JONES tonight. We thank you, and PETE NOLAN & ED YAZIJIAN for opening the show!

Whoever said that Greenville’s music scene ain’t gettin’ it right wasn’t in the cozy confines of Horizon Records tonight, when Glenn Jones sat down in front of a great crowd and conjured magic from his specially tuned guitars and banjo. And as an extra treat, Pete Nolan and Ed Yazijian treated us to some incredible free-form duo madness to get things started. Thank you, we love you, let’s do it again soon.

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Friend of HORIZON RECORDS and Newgrass vocalist extraordinaire JOHN COWAN returns to Asheville on SUNDAY, DEC. 10th, with Darin & Brooke Aldridge!

Friend of HORIZON RECORDS and Newgrass vocalist extraordinaire JOHN COWAN returns to Asheville  on SUNDAY, DEC. 10th, with Darin & Brooke Aldridge!

With his distinctive, rock-tinged tenor vocal and heart-thumping electric bass, John Cowan, along with fellow New Grass Revival band mates Sam Bush, Courtney Johnson, and Curtis Burch, and later Bela Fleck and Pat Flynn, introduced a new generation of music fans to an explosive, experimental and ultimately, eponymous brand of bluegrass.

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BIG EARS 2018 is coming MARCH 22-25; once again, Knoxville blesses the world with a feast of extraordinary and ear opening musical happenings. Check out the lineup!

BIG EARS 2018 is coming MARCH 22-25; once again, Knoxville blesses the world with a feast of extraordinary and ear opening musical happenings. Check out the lineup!

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire,” – Gustav Mahler. From 100+ spellbinding performances to rare film screenings, artist discussions to explorations of poetry and literature, art exhibitions to secret shows and pop-ups, Big Ears 2017 was filled to the brim with unique experiences. Revisit highlights from the 2017 festival below, and join us in the spring of 2018

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