Natural Born Leaders

Asheville, NC

"With a sound that floats seamlessly between rock, reggae, jazz, hip-hop [and] funk" (Live Music Daily), Natural Born Leaders aim to bring a fresh groove to America's soundscape.”

The Asheville, NC-based quintet was among a handful of top submissions for NPR Music's Tiny Desk song competition in June 2018. As a result, the band was recognized by Weekend Edition's Scott Simon in a nationally syndicated feature interview. While this "big break" has helped propel the group forward, it is the members’ consistent dedication to the grind that is proving fruitful. Monthly tour runs throughout the year and a steady growth of media appearances have made Natural Born Leaders a widespread crowd favorite. With a magnetic beat and solid rhyme, it's hard not to groove along with every song.

Following the enthusiastic reception of their debut EP, “About Time,” Natural Born Leaders are headed for the studio to lay down a handful of new tunes, slated for a grand reveal in 2019.

Music Sampler

Artist Performances

Thursday August 1st from 5:45 PM - 6:35 PM at Gibson Music Hall
Thursday August 1st from 11:55 PM - 12:45 AM at The Bar on the Avenue
Friday August 2nd from 5:40 PM - 6:30 PM at Spats - MAIN STAGE
Friday August 2nd from 11:59 PM - 12:50 AM at Chadwick's
Saturday August 3rd from 10:10 PM - 11:00 PM at Fox River House