EVENTS

Cabo Verde | Flamenco Jazz
May
27
7:30 PM19:30

Cabo Verde | Flamenco Jazz

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CABO VERDE “Cabo Verde’s smooth flamenco-jazz conjures images of stylish dancers twirling and dipping on a warm night in an open-air Madrid bar. The Asheville trio takes you to a moonlit beach somewhere south of the border with its mix of authentic Latin and Afro-Cuban grooves and funky rhythms. Guitarist Juan Benavides, drummer Robin Tolleson, and bassist Jake Wolf take everything that is good about Flamenco music and expound on it, giving the traditional dance music enough breathing room to establish an identity all its own. With its intricate acoustic guitar arrangements, gyrating drums and ambient jazz digressions, Cabo Verde doesn’t encourage a dancing frenzy as much as it inspires careful listening. And yet, the trio never take themselves too seriously, maintaining playfulness and threading a spicy undercurrent throughout.” Bold Life, April 2008 Guitarist Juan Benavides brought his neo-flamenco vision to Asheville in 2002, and Cabo Verde has been a popular festival and club attraction ever since. The group has performed at Artisphere, Fiesta Latina, LEAF, and LAAFF, The Grey Eagle, Bobo Gallery, Emerald Lounge, and The Pour House in Charleston, featuring Benavides’ original compositions incorporating flamenco, Afro-beat, funk, and jazz. ”People say that it feels familiar but very different at the same time,” Benavides says. “I think it has a primal ethnicity to it that we have all heard somewhere before, but something new and contemporary too. It’s something ancient that we’re drawn to.” Benavides grew up in Bogota, Colombia. Although influenced by a wide range of artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Peter Gabriel, he has been mostly affected by flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia. “His presence, dexterity and elegance stuck to my soul,” Benavides says, remembering a televised concert of de Lucia he saw as a child. Benavides moved to the US in high school, and his guitar work led him into the Greenville, NC-based heavy metal band Sex Love and Money in 1991. The band was signed to a major label deal with Rock World/Sony in 1994 and a US tour followed. Benavides was being drawn to flamenco music however, and serious study ensued. He met guitarist Jaime Ibarra in Charlotte, and they began performing and recording together as a flamenco guitar duo, first under the name Fuego del Alma, then as De Madera. De Madera recorded the album Aire y Candela in 2000 for the Alula label, exploring traditional flamenco, rumba flamenco, and guitarra Latina. Attracted to the artistic community of Asheville, Benavides moved to the mountains in 2001. He soon met, and was playing with, many of the area’s best musicians, and his vision of flamenco fusion was continued in the band he named Cabo Verde. He added drummer Robin Tolleson to the mix in 2004, and bassist Jake Wolf joined in 2007. Robin Tolleson studied drums with Narada Michael Walden in San Francisco, and has performed and recorded with Patrick O’Hearn, Gregory James, Hip Bones, Big Block Dodge, Klarcnova, and The Secret B-Sides. Jake Wolf is a Boston-native who studied bass with Kai Eckhardt and studied world music at the Ali Akbar Khan School in San Rafael, CA. Since moving to Asheville in 2006, Wolf has performed with Kellin Watson, East Coast Dirt, Peggy Ratusz, Billy Jonas and others.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
May
31
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Kevin Williams & Dulci Ellenberger
Jun
3
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin Williams & Dulci Ellenberger

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Kevin Williams and Dulci Ellenberger are members and songwriters in Asheville NC based groups, Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Big Sound Harbor. When they are not touring, they spend most of their time playing regionally as a duo. Their performance is a collection of original music as well as a few carefully chosen covers that focuses on intricate two part harmony with a soulful groove.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Redleg Husky | Free
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Redleg Husky | Free

Redleg Husky is a country, bluegrass, and blues duo based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.

Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Son the Bassman on bass and vocals. With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim and Son are excited to continue their musical evolution, developing new takes on classic songs, bringing an impassioned live show to audiences throughout the region, and pushing musical boundaries within the many sub-genres of Americana.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
Jun
14
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
Jun
21
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Ryan Barber Trio
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Ryan Barber Trio

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Ryan “RnB” Barber is a producer, singer/songwriter and emcee originally from Wilkesboro, NC. Ryan was born with music streaming through his veins as his entire family were members of the church choir, and at an early age his father & uncle immediately exposed him to the R&B greats such as The Whispers, Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Michael Jackson, The SOS Band, and The Isley brothers among many others. 

At the age of nine Ryan began his musical journey by following his family's footsteps and joining the choir, while at the same time absorbing his heart & soul with Hip Hop, R&B and smooth jazz. At the age of sixteen Ryan joined his high school ensemble, regularly sang the national anthem at the ballgames, and also developed the love for drums and percussion when he joined the high school marching band, however, he never fit-in with the “in” crowd and was often told that he was talentless and would never amount to anything….but that would soon change. Talented and self-taught, Ryan “RnB” Barber started making his own beats in 2000 using a keyboard and following some of his musical influences such as Gerald Levert, Will Downing, Teddy Riley, Brian Mcknight, Outkast, DJ Quik, J Dilla, and A Tribe Called Quest and many more. 

In 2004, Ryan received a call from his cousin Milton “DJ Deacon” Cockerham; who heard some of the music that Ryan was producing, and asked if he would help with production and vocals on Deacon's compilation, Snatch a Knot Vol.1. The experience of being on a compilation album inspired Ryan to produce and record his own solo album titled “Matters of the Heart” which was released in 2007. At the end of that year, Ryan received another call from banjo player Adrian Trbovich, who asked him if he would like to sit in with his banjo/hip hop fusion band, Turbo Pro Project. He immediately became a permanent fixture in the band, contributing beats, keys & vocals, and still found the time to release another album in 2008, entitled “My World Misunderstood”. 

In March of 2009 Ryan decided to leave his hometown and move to Asheville, NC to further his music career, and he has done just that. August of 2009 saw the release of Ryan's third album entitled Reinvented, and his fourth album, The Perseverance compilation, was released January of 2011 featuring various vocalists and himself, vocalizing over Mr. RnB's smooth but funky and “head-noddin' foot tappin' production. In November of the same year, Ryan's soulful vocals landed him a lead male vocalist spot in Asheville's premier party band Orange Krush. September 2012 saw the release of his fifth album, The Perseverance Compilation Volume 2, using the same formula from his previous project. One of Ryan's most notable accomplishments is being featured as producer on two albums by Washington DC's own W. Ellington Felton. 

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
May
17
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Alien Music Club | Live Jazz
May
10
9:00 PM21:00

Alien Music Club | Live Jazz

Alien Music Club is essentially an on-going studio project conceived and produced by Jonathan Pearlman (JP) of Asheville, NC.

 

JP grew up hearing light jazz and pop music. His first musical icons were Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin. He was performing for audiences at age seven. He began playing guitar at age nine. JP’s influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown, during the 60’s. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. These became JP’s earliest jazz-rock influences. Other influences include Tom waits, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Donald Fagan, Ian Hunter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Beck, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Paul Simon, Todd Rungren and Joe Walsh.

 

JP was continually writing, singing and playing in bands throughout his college years, and he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Broadcasting in 1978. Fast forward the next 20 years or so, and he had become a successful videographer and producer, all the while pursuing his music. During the 1990’s, JP adopted the pseudonym “Alien Music Club”. The idea of a club came from the desire to incorporate the talents of other musicians and friends in the creative process. The “Alien” concept comes from the wildly eclectic nature of JP’s music, which defies categorization. “It’s really a musical melting pot,” says JP.

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Consultants of Swing
Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Consultants of Swing

The Consultants of Swing have been holding court at Barley’s Taproom (41 Biltmore Ave, Asheville 28801) on their Sunday night “jazz evenings” since the summer of 2001. 

With a mix of traditional swing favorites and standards from the 1930’s & 40’s, and also western style honky-tonk and Texas swing chart-toppers, the Consultants cover a lot of ground.

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Keith Davis Trio | Free
Apr
15
7:30 PM19:30

Keith Davis Trio | Free

Keith Davis lives in Greenville, SC, where he performs regularly and serves as Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano at Furman University. He has toured with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. He has performed with many notable figures from the jazz world, including David “Fathead” Newman, Pat LaBarbera, Mike Mainieri, Ben Riley, Wycliffe Gordon, Conrad Herwig, Ronnie Cuber, Byron Stripling and Frank Foster. In 1985, Keith attended the Banff Summer Jazz Workshop, where he studied and played with Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, John Abercrombie, and Dave Holland. During his stay at Berklee, he also studied with Jerry Bergonzi.

Justin Watt resides in Asheville, N.C. In addition to playing in the Keith Davis Trio, he is the drummer for the Bill Gerhardt Trio and Like Mind Trio. Justin is also the drummer for the Greenville Jazz Collective, a quintet that features original compositions by the members of the group.  He is also active with several regional theatre groups, and co-curates the “Asheville Original Music Series”, a weekly session held at the Altamont Theatre that features regional composers and their music.  In addition, Justin teaches percussion at the Asheville Music School, and is adjunct percussion instructor at the University of North Carolina Asheville and teaches drum-set at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

Ron Brendle, a freelance bassist in the Charlotte area since 1981, was recently recognized by Charlotte Magazine as “Best Bassist.” His innovative compositions and improvisational style have also earned seven awards as “Jazz Artist of the Year” by Creative Loafing Magazine. Ron was the recipient of two North Carolina Arts Council Jazz Composer Fellowship Grants, which helped to produce his CDs Hypermobility and Photograph. Ron has performed and recorded with many notable jazz artists of international stature, including Nneena Freelon, Clark Terry, Andrew Hill, Charlie Byrd, Charlie Rouse, and Mose Allison. Some recent recordings include projects with Loonis McGlohon, Mike Campbell, and Frank Kimbrough.

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Hip Bones | Free
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Hip Bones | Free

North Carolina based Hip Bones features: Gary Schwantes on saxophones and bamboo flutes, Shannon Hoover on bass and loops and Robin Tolleson on drums. Visit: http://www.hipbones.net http://www.myspace.com/hipbones4 for audio, video, photos and more! Bad long before The Bad Plus, Hip Bones has been called “renegade jazz,” “psychedelic funk,” and “monsters of the mash-up.” It has been written, “These gentlemen push the boundaries of jazz…and get away with it!” Hip Bones’ music combines funk and dub-flavored original instrumentals, along with spirited psychedelic covers from such diverse sources as Jimi Hendrix, The O’Jays, Sting, and Freddie Hubbard. Hip Bones has released two CDs, Threedom and 4. They are working on a new release recorded in Nashville with Grammy-winning engineer/producer Bil Vorndick (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Allison Krauss). A trio that plays more like a five-piece, Hip Bones gives jazz a good name, bringing new listeners into the fold each performance with their imagination, irreverence, tasty musical impressions and improvisations. “Together they sound like a band twice their size. They’ve also managed to achieve that prized goal of musicians – a unique sound.” Paul Wertico “It’s one thing to mash-up songs using studio trickery. It’s another to do so onstage with your bare hands, like jazz-funk trio The Hip Bones does.” (Metromix) “Angular melodies, time-twisting rhythmic figures and fluent solos, often over hard-grooving loops. Anyone interested in quality jazz, funk, and world music for that matter, can find plenty of interest in Hip Bones.” (Roanoke Times) “Seriously funky jazz from San Francisco, this all-instrumental trio is all about deeply textured grooves and tight improv, on material from the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bob Marley, and Radiohead.” (Connect Savannah)

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Redleg Husky | Free
Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Redleg Husky | Free

Redleg Husky is a country, bluegrass, and blues duo based in Asheville, North Carolina. Since its inception in 2012, the band has been performing its unique blend of American music in barrooms, theaters, and festivals throughout the Southeast and beyond. The group has released three recordings of original music in that time, a self-titled EP in 2013, its full-length debut, Carolina, in 2014, and a second LP, My Old Heart, in 2016.

Redleg Husky features Tim McWilliams on acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals, and Son the Bassman on bass and vocals. With more than five hundred shows already under their belt, Tim and Son are excited to continue their musical evolution, developing new takes on classic songs, bringing an impassioned live show to audiences throughout the region, and pushing musical boundaries within the many sub-genres of Americana.

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Daniel Shearin & Kevin Williams | Free
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

Daniel Shearin & Kevin Williams | Free

“Daniel Shearin is a singer/songwriter living on the outskirts of Asheville, NC. With focus on production as well as songwriting, Daniel experiments with different textures, instruments, and various “found sounds” to accompany his singing and finger-style guitar. From his home studio where he has produced the albums of several local artists in addition to his work at Echo Mountain Recording Studios (including Grammy-nominated “Infinite Arms” from Band of Horses), he records most of his songs himself.  Here he leaves a lot of the arranging to what he calls “spontaneity and luck” to create a sometimes ambient, sometimes driving mix of folk and world music.

In 2014, Daniel was a finalist in international, national, and regional songwriting contests including a performance at The Lincoln Center in NYC this past October.

In addition to performing solo, he is a member of the Asheville indie-folk band River Whyless and was a member of Uncle Mountain before their split in 2012.”

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One Leg Up | Free
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

One Leg Up | Free

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions and is a favorite of club, concert, and festival stages throughout the southeastern United States. One Leg Up—John Stineman (guitar, vocals), Jim Tanner (Guitar), Zack Page (bass), Mike Guzalak (Clarinet, Sax) and Steve Trismen (violin, vocals)—formed in 2003 as a “String Swing” band in the style of famed French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Propelled by their excellent self-produced debut recording “Gypsy Blue,” they soon won critical acclaim for their “hot club” prowess and were tapped to back up award-winning Spanish guitarist Pere Soto on some of his 2005 U.S. tour dates. Also in 2005, One Leg Up performed at a concert and book show with Michael Dregni, author of Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend. Over the years, One Leg Up has broadened its repertoire to include fresh arrangements of Django classics, vocal harmonies, original compositions, and innovative adaptations of classic jazz numbers in the French “hot club” and American “big band” styles. Now more than just a Django band, their latest recording “Pere La Chaise” is a music mix that is danceable and accessible. One Leg Up continues to attract a growing, varied, and enthusiastic fan base with music that always swings.

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The P-Lo Experience (Latin Jazz) | Free
Aug
20
7:30 PM19:30

The P-Lo Experience (Latin Jazz) | Free

 

Tremendous musicality, versatility and the ability to entertain everyone from the casual listener to the most discriminating improvised music aficionados.  These qualities have become the trademark of musician and entertainer Patrick Lopez.  With performances that captivate and inspire his audiences, it’s obvious that he knows where music has been, where music is going, and perhaps most importantly, he’s not going to leave anyone behind on the journey.

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