Event Date: 04/09/2018 - 06/09/2018   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Mama Danger

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LinksMama Danger is a folk/newgrass band from Asheville, NC, that draws upon the styles of traditional bluegrass and folk as well as modern musical innovations. They seek to push the boundary of acoustic music while remaining familiar and accessible.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 10:35 AM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Your Voice Matters. Your Message Means Something. You’re Ready to Overcome Your Fear. And you don't have to do it alone. Expert speaking and presentation coach Barrie Barton has helped hundreds of individuals like you, guiding them step by step toward becoming a confident and skillful speaker. In the Speaker's Lab, Barrie will maximize your 90 minute session each week with your group by keeping it active, fun, insightful and helpful with actions that form positive communication habits and shift fear to excitement and readiness. The cornerstone of crafting an effective speech follows specific approaches and asking key questions. You’ll be guided by an expert to generate well-organized content, receive weekly coaching on your delivery, and be fully prepared to present your message to an audience. As a result of the Speaker Lab, you’ll have a strategy map of how to write, rehearse and deliver your next presentation. Join Speaking Coach Barrie Barton For… Six highly interactive presentation and speaking sessions Guided lessons on story-telling, delivery skills and performance tips Handbook and Blueprint Strategy to craft a remarkable speech Pre- and post-Lab video for you to note your progress Weekly personalized and group feedback "Barrie made me feel so comfortable in a very uncomfortable setting for me. She is not only a warm and encouraging teacher, butthe material she delivers is relatable, encouraging and truly a catalyst for change." Julia Staines, Mtn. BizWorks "Barrie's mastery of engaging with her clients and then helping us cultivate our presentations equals guaranteed results." Melinda Tomey, M.D. "I leave the Speaker's Learning Lab with a cohesive presenation ready to delivery and am able to speak with confidence and clarity." Tracy Hawkins, Executive Director - SAFE WATER NOW

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1 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Join instructor Nadine Charlsen for a fun evening class painting in watercolor. All styles and levels welcomed! Enjoy a relaxing evening while you work on your own projects in this open studio style class. (Tuition is interchangable with Marvelous Mondays and attendance is nonsequential just like our Marvelous Monday Studio classes)

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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A writers salon with: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs  Who or what do you caregiver for? What strategies do you utilize to combat challenges you face as a caregiver?  Join us for an evening of radical exploration of mothering and care-giving. In this oracle style workshop, Dr. Lex will guide us through her work on Revolutionary Mothering and community creatives will offer readings from beloved Black feminist writers! 

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$12 / $15 5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve. Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert. (Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM

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Every week lots of musicians and artists come out to play and support each other at this venue with the longest running open mic in the WNC area! Sign yourself up at 7:30 to sing, read poetry, do stand up and more! With Caleb Beissert as your host, nothing can go wrong!

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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When she was 14 years old, Ruby Boots real name Bex Chilcott left a conflicted home in Perth, Western Australia to do grueling work on pearling boats, and she hasnt stopped migrating since. Her nomadic streak has taken her around the world and eventually to Nashville, TN. Her sophomore record Dont Talk About It is being released in February 2018 on Bloodshot Records. Echoes of first wave UK power pop and jangly punk intersect with the every (wo)man indie and pop-inflected muscle of Best Coast. Classic rock touchstones from T. Rex to Girl Group Wall of Sound to personal hero Tom Petty meld with a weary poets eye recalling Hope Sandoval. Her first record Solitude was released on Lost Highway in 2015 to rave reviews from No Depression, The Age, and more.Ruby has toured extensively in Europe with Nikki Lane, and the Texas Gentlemen are her backing band on Dont Talk About It. Ruby has also shared the stage with Kris Kristofferson, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels and Rope, and many others. She was one of the top 20 Best Things We Saw from Rolling Stone at AmericanaFest 2017. Country twang with outlaw bravado, tapping into the loose energy of a young Lucinda Williams. (Rolling Stone)

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/23/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Asheville Disclaimer Comedy open mic every Wednesday

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41 North Lexington Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Class 3, Deepening the Relationship: Annual Vegetables, Flowers, Herbs, Grains and Mirco-Livstock This class will include discussion, visioning, hands-on and interactive activities about choices to make in your garden and lanscape. Topics covered will include soil, water, weeding, pests, life-cycles, propagation, and a brief introduction to 26+ perennial plants. We will also discuss the benefits of micro-livestock, including vermi-culture, bees, turkeys, chickens, and rabbits for your farm or garden, and identify ways to cut expenses and increase health and well-being of your micro-livestock when choosing annual plants. We will thin, transplant, deadhead, and/or harvest seeds during this class.  About the Series: This four-part interactive, hands-on, informative workshop series will inspire and empower you towards your gardening, landscaping, farming, and homesteading dreams. This series is geared towards a broad audience and will be rewarding for beginning, intermediate, and experienced homeowners, landowners, and property managers. This series is holistic, ecologically, and community-oriented and draws on permaculture, agroecology, biodynamics, french intensive/SPIN, sustainable, organic, and community focused agricultural perspectives and practices. Participants will take home resource lists, planning documents, sketches/maps, and live plants (starts, seeds, flowers, divisions, cuttings) from each class. Register for individual, a la carte classes, or for the entire series. Cost: $18 per class, $65 for series About the Instructors: Randal and Cassie Pfleger are owner operators of Pfleger Pfarms, a farm-based business with construction, landscaping, nursery, produce, crafts, and events enterprises. Collectively they have more than 30 years of community, farm, garden, orchard, landscape, nursery, and design experience on residential, commercial, and regional scales. In addition to work in Buncombe and Madison County, they have worked in Atlanta and southeastern Kentucky, and on international projects in Ecuador, Nicaragua, St. Thomas, and Wales. They are happy to share their passion and vision for working with soil, water, stone. wood, and people towards a more resilient, beautiful, and abundant world.

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4 South Tunnel Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Slippery Slope: Intermediate Wheel Throwing with Tyler-James Anderson Summer Session #1 Thursdays 6:30-9pm May 24- June 21 Do you feel comfortable with centering and forming pots on the wheel? Do you feel ready to learn more about the possibilities for designing unique surfaces? Tyler will demonstrate many ways of using slip to enhance your pottery forms. The class will feature slip-making basics, slip trailing, and decorating both on the wheel and off. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Summer Session #1 Thursdays 6:30-9pm May 24- June 21 Do you feel comfortable with centering and forming pots on the wheel? Do you feel ready to learn more about the possibilities for designing unique surfaces? Tyler will demonstrate many ways of using slip to enhance your pottery forms. The class will feature slip-making basics, slip trailing, and decorating both on the wheel and off. Level: Intermediate to Advanced Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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236 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$15 Advance / $15 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 7:00PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations.

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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James Carothers

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James Carothers - Relapse James Carothers - Back to Hank Mixing together Tennessee twang, southern storytelling, and a big, booming baritone, James Carothers makes throwback country music for modern times.

It's an old-school sound that ignores the trends of contemporary radio. You won't find any bro-country songs here. No Auto Tuned vocals, either. Instead, Carothers dishes up a reminder of country music's golden years — a time filled with fiddle solos, analog production, and slyly simple songs about heartaches and hangovers. His first full-length album, Relapse, available May 5th, 2017, offers plenty of all three.

If Relapse bears similarities to classic releases by George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, it's because Carothers wrote most of the songs between daily gigs at The George Jones in Nashville. Since its opening in 2015, he's performed hundreds of shows at the venue, playing acoustic duo sets throughout the week with loyal sideman Jerry Lee Combs on bass and a weekly Saturday night band show on The George Jones Rooftop. George Jones' own widow, Nancy, personally hired Carothers for the gig, giving him the opportunity to do something he’s thankful for and that so many aspiring artists moving to Nashville only dream of doing – make a living playing music.

In addition to supporting his young family, performing daily at The George Jones has helped Carothers build a large fan base of fiercely supportive followers — fans who are drawn through the venue’s doors by the booming voice echoing down 2nd Avenue and his spot-on impressions of several of country music’s greatest icons. The gig has also allowed him to sharpen his stage show — not to mention his rare ability to entertain and interact with fans in a way that leaves most people feeling like they’ve made a new friend.

"My whole life, I've always loved those legendary artists,” he says, "I've really learned how to sound like them, too. My Willie Nelson sounds like Willie Nelson. My Johnny Cash sounds like Johnny Cash. When I do the Highwaymen, it sounds like all of them. People really do want to hear all these old classic songs and I guess singing them is kind of what has made things happen for me here in Nashville. I see a lot of folks doing double takes when they first walk by – the impressions definitely get their attention. Then they stop and hang out with us for a show or two, buy a CD, and a lot of them keep coming back. It may sound cliché, but Jerry Lee and I really have made a bunch of lifelong friends just "sittin’ on a bar stool actin’ like a darn fool."
James & his father, Jim Carothers.

Raised in rural Tennessee, Carothers grew up leading acapella singing every Sunday in the Church of Christ. His father was a hobby songwriter who landed a song on the Grand Ole Opry and recorded a couple of studio albums in Nashville before moving the family out west for work while his son was still in grade school. Inspired by his dad, Carothers always toyed with songwriting and began playing his own shows in local honky tonks around New Mexico during his teenage years. Meanwhile, he got married, started a family, and paid the bills as a technician at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, working in the same place the atomic bomb was created.

Carothers visited Nashville in 2014 and recorded Honky Tonk Land (an EP released the same year) at Beaird Music Group. The EP garnered a little attention from traditional country music fans and was even featured by MusicRow magazine’s Robert K. Oermann as a DISCovery Award Winner. But the music gig remained a side project until 2015, when he — encouraged by his wife — left the lab for good and returned to Tennessee, this time settling in the country music capital of Nashville. The opening lines of his new project’s title track “Relapse,” although seemingly penned through a relationship lens, may also elude to the stone-cold country crooner’s true feelings about returning to the south.
Dallas Moore

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Raisin' Hell and Slingin' Gravel Dallas Moore - Blessed Be the Bad Ones Dallas Moore’s old-school country sound developed honestly, following over 20 years of sharing stages and studios with his honky-tonk heroes. Satellite radio support, paired with a willingness to perform over 300 shows a year, finds the seasoned veteran positioned to reach the Americana masses with his forthcoming album Mr. Honky Tonk.

Tastemakers have taken note already, with the Dallas Moore Band crowned the Ameripolitan Music Awards’ 2017 Outlaw Group of the Year. The award came after three prior nominations for the band No Depression credits with bringing “hangovers and excitement to outlaw country fans everywhere.”

Recent career strides caught the attention of producer/country-music heavyweight Dean Miller, son of Roger Miller and an accomplished songwriter himself, having penned tunes with George Jones, Hank Williams III, Jamey Johnson and more. Miller entered Baird Music Group’s Nashville studio with Moore and his band to record what was originally planned to be a five-song EP. “Out of all the things we’ve ever done, I think Dean captured what I do way better than anyone else we’ve ever worked with,” Moore says. “It was the best recording experience I ever had.”

The EP turned album after its barnstorming title track—a song Moore actually wrote 20 years prior—gained serious traction on Sirius XM satellite radio’s Outlaw Country channel. The album’s other tunes came more recently, all of them written in the past year and a half, making them clearer snapshots of how sharing stages (and rounds of shots) with his country-music idols has impacted his songwriting. “In the last several years, I’ve been real blessed to tour with a lot of my songwriting influences, and they’ve helped me improve my craft,” Moore says. “Guys like Dean Dillon, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Wylie Hubbard have been so supportive. It’s really cool when your heroes become your friends, and that’s what happened in the past several years.”

Moore’s stage show—already seen in years past by fans of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd—has improved with every opportunity to open for an iconic country or Southern-rock artist. “If you’re playing in the slot before Dean Dillon,” Moore says, “You’d better not suck.”

Another crew of country luminaries performed on the album, including harmonica legend Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Chris Stapleton), famed Nashville session bassist Michael Rhodes and pedal-steel master Steve Hinson. “We walked in to the studio and saw all of these incredible players lined up,” Moore says. “I thought they were there to play with someone else!”

Even with such ample backing, the main attraction on Mr. Honky Tonk is still Moore and his deft skill as a songwriter and lyricist. Like so many of his inspirations, he’s an ace at spinning relatable stories. On “Killing Me Nice and Slow,” he weaves an impactful tale of lost love (“It’s a long way down when you’re higher than a Georgia pine on love and whiskey the night before / Then you hear the slamming of the door”). From there, Moore puts his spin on time-tested country tropes such as celebrating place (“Texahio,” a nod to splitting time between Texas and his native Cincinnati) and balancing Saturday-night hellraising with Sunday-morning God praising (“Shoot Out the Lights”).

Moore’s mother—a bluegrass and gospel performer herself—bought her son his first guitar when he was 16 years old. Before that, sports had been his first priority. “My big claim to fame back in those days—one year I beat out Ken Griffey Jr. for the most home runs in the league,” Moore says. “But then I got a guitar the next year, and I quit—I walked away as a winner!”

A few years later, Moore enrolled at Northern Kentucky University to study jazz and classical guitar. But he found his true calling in a less high-brow environment around the same time, performing on the local bar scene in a country house band. Multi-night stints playing classic covers set a precedent for the Dallas Moore Band’s sound and unrelenting tour schedule. And Moore’s gruff vocals have made him an ideal singer of songs about hard luck and harder living as far back as his 1991 debut LP, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys.

Once Mr. Honky Tonk arrives in February, expect Moore to play nonstop in support of his new album. He played a whopping 327 shows in 2017, and that was without an album to promote. Who knows, he might just play solo or with his band every single night in 2018.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Lau Magie and Moon Dogs are a four soul band with lots of folk and funk inspiration! With Mark Yoder on drums, Garrett Andrews on bass guitar, Oliver Steen on guitar and Lau Magie on Ukulele, you will definitely find yourself having a good time! Get ready to dance and singalong with their mystery van after-party sound!

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/24/2018   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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g3ms, Your Allure, Rex Neu, Ramin
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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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If you work for one of our wholesale partners and are ready to push your potential by advancing to Espresso: Tasting and Technique or Milk: Chemistry and Latte Art, this test is for you.  On this day, students will be tested on adjusting their grind and dose to pull a shot of espresso within the recommended parameters discussed in Barista Fundamentals. Students will have 15 minutes for this foundational dialing in. Once this portion has been passed, students will have another 15 minutes to build 3 lattes back to back. Drinks will be scored on consistency of temperature and texture.  Passing this test will result in immediate registration for one or both of the subsequent Counter Intelligence courses. This testing day can also be utilized by wholeale partners interested in fine-tuning their skills. This event is exclusively for wholesale partners of Counter Culture Coffee.

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77 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 4:00 PM

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Get your weekend off to a good start with our Free Red Zinfandel Tasting. You’re invited to Asheville’s best free wine tasting. Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking. First and foremost, please note that this is a RED Zinfandel Tasting — there will [...]

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1550 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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MusicWorks Asheville and the African Percussion Ensemble from the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Mars Hill University will present “Sounds of Unity,” a fundraising concert on Friday, May 25 at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church (587 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC). Students will perform a variety of music, including music by Dvorak, Vince Gassi, and music from The Greatest Showman. Free: Donations encouraged

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587 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Calling all dads, papas, fathers, pops, and Daddios!  Join other men in the Asheville Community for Papa Strong AVL. This group will be meeting bi-monthly for a variety of events so you can talk about, celebrate, and commiserate about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. It is our goal to facilitate outings so you can enjoy the community and camaraderie of other dads!Select from one of three activity packages. Be sure to check the Homegrown Babies Event calendar and Facebook pages for additional event information and RSVPs.  Calendar of Events (*subject to change based on feedback & weather) Thursday, April 12, 5 p.m.  New Belgium Brew Tour (with free beer sampling). Then topic guided chats / venting. Friday, April 27- Hike after 5. Meet at Homegrown at 5:30 p.m. Carpooling from Homegrown Babies (Charlotte St.), encouraged. Thursday, May 10 - 10:00 a.m. Date with Dad: Educational nature adventure and craft activity to do together. Led by G. Bunny. Grandma Bunny is a National Board Certified, recently retired, second grade teacher. Supplies provided (valued at $25)  and you will be able to take craft home to mom, sibling, or hang up just to remember the Dad Day!  Friday,  May 25 - 6 p.m. - Bowling at Sky Lanes  West Avl. Free shoe rental. 1477 Patton Ave, Asheville.  Thursday, June 14 - 9 a.m. Botanical Gardens walk and talk Free coffee. Friday, June 22- Date with Dad - 10 a.m. Free Kindermusik Class & ice cream at The Hop Kindermusik with Ms. Yvette. Value $20. With a music download to practice with kiddos at home. 1 FREE kids ice cream at The Hop.  Thursday, July 12 - Noon. Addissae Ethiopian Restaurant “Casual eatery serving injera flatbread & traditional meat dishes in a modern interior.” 48 Commerce St, Asheville. Free coffee or specialty tea. Friday, July 27 - 5:30 p.m. - Hike after 5 Meet at Homegrown at 5:30 p.m. Carpooling from Homegrown Babies (201 Charlotte St.), encouraged. Thursday, August 9 - Noon Botanical Gardens Lunch Gathering Friday, August 24 - Game Day (Video Games & cards, spades, poker, rumi, etc.) Drop in event from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Homegrown Babies. Friday, September 14 Tailgate Party and Bonfire - 7 p.m. Location TBD. Build a bonfire, firewood provided. 2 Drink tickets. Burger or veggie protein provided.   If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chama Woydak at [email protected] or 828-777-8899. 

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201 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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MusicWorks Asheville and the African Percussion Ensemble from the Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Mars Hill University will present “Sounds of Unity,” a fundraising concert on Friday, May 25 at 6 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church (587 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC). Students will perform a variety of music, including music by Dvorak, Vince Gassi, and music from The Greatest Showman. Our students have been working hard all year to prepare this concert for you. Please come to support the MusicWorks community and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. Admission is free: Donations are encouraged.

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587 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 7:05 PM

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SAL Baseball

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30 Buchanan Place , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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122 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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with hosted by Mab Just Mab
Our FanDom show brings you the best of Nerdlesque and Variety! Enjoy acts from all over the country, twirling tassels and twerking in character as your favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Pop culture icon. From Star Trek to Zelda, Stranger Things to Billy Idol, come get a sampler of our favorites FanDom! VIPS get early priority seating, goody bags, and a salty mini-lecture at the pre-show Book Release party for the newest Shocked and Amazed by Americas Sideshow Historian, James Taylor.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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We’ll be playing new music each month, and bringing back favorites that we’ve composed along the way. We’ll likely create some spontaneous work as well. This series is an opportunity for us to present to you both ideas that we hold dear as well as spur of the moment whims. Come and help us find out what works. We view this as an opportunity…to share…to grow…to experiment…to play.

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Mary Lattimore is a Los Angeles-based harpist. She experiments with effects through her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand pedal harp, concocting half-structured improvisations which can include both ambient glitter and unsettling noise. Her first solo record, the Withdrawing Room, was released on Desire Path Recordings in 2014. The solo recordings that followed, At the Dam and Collected Pieces, were released by Ghostly International.Mary has also recorded synth + harp duo projects with Elysse Thebner Miller (And the Birds Flew Overhead) and Jeff Zeigler (Slant of Light) and has co-written reimagined scores for the 1968 experimental silent film Le Revelateur, directed by Philippe Garrel (who approved of the project), and the Czech New Wave classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, and performed these scores live throughout the US with Jeff Zeigler and the Valerie Project, respectively. She has contributed and written harp parts for such artists as Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, the Clientele, Hop Along, Jarvis Cocker, Karen Elson, Ed Askew and Quilt.Ghostly International will release her third solo record in late spring of 2018.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/25/2018   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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56 Patton Ave , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 8:30 AM

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The NCOBS Collier Lilly Ride is an annual ride to benefit the North Carolina Outward Bound School in honor of Collier Lilly, a rising junior at Davidson College when he was killed in an automobile accident in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he was employed for the summer. Collier completed an NC Outward Bound course as a recent high school graduate in 1985. The experience ignited in him a deep appreciation for the outdoors and a passion for outdoor adventure. NCOBS challenged Collier in unexpected ways, inspiring him to reach for bigger goal than he had ever imagined. In memory of Collier, the proceeds from the Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School will be given to North Carolina Outward Bound School. Since 1967, North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) has delivered challenging wilderness adventures that teach more than just outdoor skills. Upholding the same ideals and goals as the first Outward Bound School established in 1941 in Britain, every NCOBS course is built around a progression that delivers powerful life lessons by encouraging participants to safely and confidently step outside their comfort zones and travel in spectacular wilderness areas.

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5 Foundy Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM

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Please join us for Storytime and crafts with our special guest, Biscuit!

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Elephant & Piggie are back to celebrate 10 years of friendship in this special collection featuring five classic Elephant & Piggie stories. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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Barnes Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 11:00 AM

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Elephant & Piggie are back to celebrate 10 years of friendship in this special collection featuring five classic Elephant & Piggie stories. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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33 Town Square Boulevard , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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419 McDowell Street , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Solidarity Series Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood - Artists include Jason DeCristofaro, Linda Mitchell, Ray Ring, and more!

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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The third concert in the 2018 WNC Solidarity Concert Series will be a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood and feature several local musicians, including Linda Mitchell (vocals/guitar), Ray Ring (guitar), me (vibes), and others. 2 - 4 PM, and 100% of proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.

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39 South Market Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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WHERE:  Ambrose West, 312 Haywood Road, West Asheville, 28806WHEN: Saturday May 26, 2018DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pmGENRE:  roots / soulAGES: all agesSEATING: standing room onlyTICKETS: $17 adv. / $20 d.o.s. Robert Finley:WEBSITEHEAR SOME MUSICSEE A VIDEO When you’ve been making music for as long as Robert Finley has, you know that the key to success is in your instincts. You learn to trust your gut, you learn to trust your ear, and most of all, you learn to trust your company. Fortunately for us, here in 2017 Mr. Finley has all three in spades. The singer lives in the tiny, forgotten town of Bernice, Louisiana, right near the Arkansas line, but in his younger days his music took him all over the world. Joining the Army as a teenager, Finley was sent to Europe as a helicopter technician but found more appealing work as the leader of the Army band, and toured the continent many times over on guitar and vocals. Following his rambling military service, he learned the trade of carpentry and settled back home in the States. He leaned on his gospel and blues songs for a hobby rather than career, and mostly confined his artistry to the streets of the South. But now, in the true spirit of the American Dream, Finley’s music is once again primed to reach doors and shores at home and abroad, as his new LP Goin’ Platinum! is set to be released through Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound this fall.

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312 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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OFF WITH YOUR RADIOHEAD, Asheville's best and only Radiohead tribute band, presents two full albums played live in their entirety: In Rainbows and OK Computer. The show will take place Saturday, May 26 at Asheville Music Hall.

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31 Patton Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Every month Shane Parish will bring his musicianship and friends to Noble Kava to share his work and show the community he has built around his music. Critically acclaimed, Shane Parish will interpret several Appalachian, folk, blues, gospel, and old English tunes, allowing all of his background in classical guitar, country blues, jazz, and free improvisation to blend into a seamless and effortless flow.

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268 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/26/2018   Event Time: 10:00 PM

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Black and White Party Attire: Black and White  (Dress to Impress)no tennis shoes. (Dress Code will be strictly enforced) Age: 30+ VIP will be catered by FATZ Cafe Featuring DJ SHA Photos by Tye Mo Cash Bar No refunds after May1,2018 Ticket Questions: email [email protected]

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991 Sweeten Creek Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Asheville Outlets (www.shopashevilleoutlets.com) is pleased to again host Asheville’s Flea for Y’all Sunday, April 29th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location, just 6 miles from downtown Asheville, offers easy access from I-26, mountain views and ample parking for patrons and vendors alike. Come ready to explore and discover great vintage finds, one-of-a kind handmade items, exceptional art, yummy food and beverages, while enjoying good music! The Flea will take over the tree-lined lot next to Field and Stream. Asheville Outlets Flea for Y’all remaining dates are Sunday May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, September 30 and October 28, 2018. Adult entry is $2, children are free, friendly dogs welcome! Leary PR for Asheville Outlets.

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800 Brevard Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM

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with hosted by ToyBox, America's Favorite Cartoon Witch
Our Sunday Burlesque Brunch brings us together to raise our glasses, relax and revel in one more hysterical ABSfest show. These hilarious and sexy burlesque and sideshow Fairy Tales will be magically hosted by Americas Favorite Cartoon Witch, ToyBox.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 12:30 PM

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL Concert fundraiser benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety and Mom’s Demand Action Featuring live performances from: The Stump Mutts The Styrofoam Turtles Uncle Kurtis Sunday May 27th 3:00pm Free with suggested donation of $15 There will also be a silent auction at the event! Original art, brewery and distillery gift bags, an acoustic guitar and more to come!!!

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468 Riverside Drive , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2018 - 05/28/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 12:30 AM

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Asheville's most open mic. Bring yourself, a group, an instrument, a story or whatever you got to our welcoming and supportive stage. Limit of 15 minutes or 3 songs. Sign-up starts at 6:30.

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271 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/27/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Prettiest Eyes
Try, if only for a moment, to envision a scenario in which you could still be completely *surprised* by a rock band. Its not easy. In fact, its increasingly rare. A couple of years ago, A Place to Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn just to keep her chops up. As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if shed want to come to a band practice sometime. I told some of my friends about it before I met up with them, Braswell says, of the rehearsal that would soon lead to her joining the band. They told me, Youre just gonna have to keep up as much as you possibly can.To be fair, she had also never seen us live,Lunadon adds. She didnt necessarily know what she was getting into.What she was getting into: For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury StrangersLunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Braswellhave become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. They dont write setlists. They frequently write new songs mid-set. They deliberately provoke and sabotage sound people in a variety of cruel yet innovative ways. They can and will always surprise you. When something goes wrong on-stage, a lot of bands will crumble under the pressure, says Ackermann. We like the idea of embracing the moment when things go wrong and turning it into the best thing about the show.This April marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. Its their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackerman lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. After DBA closed, I moved to an apartment in Clinton Hill, he says. I couldnt make too much noise, couldnt disturb my neighbors. I would just sit there and write with a drum machine. It had to be about writing a good song and not about being super, sonically loud.There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies (Execution), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate (Theres Only One of Us). It all opens with Never Coming Back, a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadons unrelenting bass. That song is a big concept, Ackermann says. You make these decisions in your life...youre contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. Youre thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not its over. When youre close to that edge, you could teeter over.Its a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.As things go on, you dont want them to be stagnant,Ackermann says. Being a band for ten years, its hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and theyre a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. Youve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that. They definitely did.

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/27/2018 - 05/28/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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Come on down to the burger bar and show case yer talent. Every sunday. Every week. With everybody's boyfriend Baby Frank!! Bring instruments.

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1 Craven St , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: All Day

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OPEN MIC NIGHT!
Perform on the historic stage at The Grey Eagle. This is Asheville's ultimate variety open mic night. Music, comedy, spoken word — you name it! 

Admission is FREE. Signups begin around 6PM and performances will start around 7PM.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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All Mediums, All Subjects, All Levels. Students choose projects & Instructor for the day will help you to continually improve your work with gentle guidance & encouragement. Enjoy working together. Please call if you are beginning. We welcome beginners and want to give you a good start!! Individualized drawing instruction and painting instruction in all media.Monday dates listed below. Morning Session: 9:30-12:30, Afternoon Session: 1-4 Sign up for one, or take both sessions to paint all day!! Non-sequential, pick your dates! See below $27 /class or preregister for 4 classes with tuition for $95 Instructors: Lorelle Bacon and Nadine Charlsen, Instructors rotate class dates for a comprehensive learning experience for you.

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191 Lyman Street, #310 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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MEETS WEEKLY EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS (including LABOR DAY and MEMORIAL DAY). If you’ve ever thought that your public speaking skills could use a little improvement, Blue Ridge Toastmasters invites you to visit us for free! Practicing to improve your public speaking skills with others who share this goal can be a lot of fun. The Blue Ridge Toastmasters group is known for our sense of humor and our welcoming membership. Did you know you can simply drop in? It’s completely free to stop in as a visitor—no reservation needed—to experience a full meeting. After visiting us a time or two... or three... you might decide to become a member, which only costs $54 in dues every six months. Our members will attest that Toastmasters is one of the most effective programs available for overcoming fear of public speaking and improving speaking skills, which inevitably increases confidence in every aspect of life. For more online information about the Blue Ridge Toastmasters group, visit www.blueridgetoastmasters.com. In the heart of Asheville, we are located on the third floor of Asheville’s Chamber of Commerce, the Lenoir-Rhyne campus... meeting at lunch time on Mondays (12pm to 1:30pm). Stop in for a meeting! We follow Asheville City Schools closures in the event of snow/inclement weather.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Blue Ridge Toastmasters meets weekly in the heart of Asheville, NC, during the Monday lunch hour. Each meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a supportive atmosphere. Guests are always welcome. Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself and is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization operating clubs worldwide to help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Each club, including Blue Ridge Toastmasters, is run completely by volunteers.We meet on the third floor of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce (Lenoir Rhyne's Graduate Campus). There is ample free parking available.

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Perform on the historic stage at The Grey Eagle. This is Asheville's ultimate variety open mic night. Music, comedy, spoken word you name it!Admission is FREE. Signups begin around 6PM and performances will start around 7PM.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/28/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Early Bird Open Mic Want to give standup comedy a try but still need to be home and in bed for Conan? Come to Haywood Lounge every Monday night at 6:30 for comedy and the best chicken wings in Asheville! No cover

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590 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 9:00 AM

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Understanding the balance between numbers and taste when it comes to dialing-in will help baristas find a balance that ultimately produces a delicious and consistent espresso. Students will explore the effects of different input and output ratios, evaluate various coffees as espresso, and use their palates to determine the best ratio for a specific coffee. In Espresso: Tasting & Technique, students are expected to know how to use commercial espresso machines and grinders to their full advantage when dialing in.  This course is an exclusive course for Counter Culture Coffee Wholesale customers. *Brewing Science, and a pre-test are prerequisites for this lab. Contact your local rep for more information. FAQs What can/can't I bring to the event? Please bring a water bottle and notebook. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Find your regional support team's contact info here. Can I update my registration information? Yes! You have until 24 hours before the lab to update your registration.  

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77 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Ever wonder why interested prospects are not converting to customers? Or why you aren't retaining as many of your current customers as you expected? And whether something about your product or service is causing these issues and impacting revenue? What can you do about it when budgets are limited and deadlines are tight? Guerrilla Usability studies can reveal all of this, and it doesn't need to be elaborate. Just you, your product, a plate of cookies, and a customer. And best of all, you only need 3-5 real humans for 15 minutes each. This workshop will be led by Dave Michelson, an Applied Research Software Designer at UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). His 25-year career in the Geospatial and Technology field has enabled him to gain unique insights from work across numerous companies and industries including an engineering firm, a consultancy, a county government, a public school system, and, of course, a startup. Dave's expertise is in designing and building web-based Geospatial tools with an emphasis on incorporating user needs. Dave enables customers and clients to better understand their business issues. He views technologies as a means to remove some of the uncertainty we all face in the world.

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1 Haywood Street, Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Ever wonder why interested prospects are not converting to customers? Or why you aren't retaining as many of your current customers as you expected? And whether something about your product or service is causing these issues and impacting revenue? What can you do about it when budgets are limited and deadlines are tight? Guerrilla Usability studies can reveal all of this, and it doesn't need to be elaborate. Just you, your product, a plate of cookies, and a customer. And best of all, you only need 3-5 real humans for 15 minutes each. This workshop will be led by Dave Michelson, an Applied Research Software Designer at UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC). His 25-year career in the Geospatial and Technology field has enabled him to gain unique insights from work across numerous companies and industries including an engineering firm, a consultancy, a county government, a public school system, and, of course, a startup. Dave's expertise is in designing and building web-based Geospatial tools with an emphasis on incorporating user needs. Dave enables customers and clients to better understand their business issues. He views technologies as a means to remove some of the uncertainty we all face in the world.

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1 Haywood Street, Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 1:00 PM

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There are many variables that affect the quality and state of the milk we use behind the bar. Understanding this chemistry will give students a critical angle when preparing milk-based beverages. Analysis and discussion of milk safety and handling, dairy size and type, sourcing milk for the café, and comparative tastings of milk are followed by clear and concise illustrations and exercises aimed to help baristas pour deliberate latte-art. Milk: Chemistry & Latte Art is most effective for the barista who has already mastered the technique of steaming milk to the appropriate temperature and texture. This course is an exclusive course for Counter Culture Coffee Wholesale customers. *Brewing Science and a pre-test are prerequisites for this lab. Contact your local rep for more information. FAQs What can/can't I bring to the event? Please bring a water bottle and notebook. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Find your regional support team's contact info here. Can I update my registration information? Yes! You have until 24 hours before the lab to update your registration.  

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77 Broadway , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Collider hosts a monthly climate and environmental film series, open to the public. This month The Collider, in partnership with SouthWings, will screen "From The Ashes," a documentary featuring a compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal.” A short discussion will follow the film, led by Sam Perkins of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and DJ Gerken of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

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1 Haywood Street, Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Collider hosts a monthly climate and environmental film series, open to the public. From the Ashes is a documentary featuring a compelling look at the lives and issues behind the war on coal, the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments provided by Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina, and the screening will begin at 7 p.m.

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1 Haywood Street, Suite 401 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California.Dustbowl just recorded their fourth studio album with Grammy Award winning producer (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphys) and Flogging Molly founding member Ted Hutt, to come out on Signature Sounds this summer. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock. The soul-dipped first single of their new collaboration, came out on a 45 with a music video in the end of 2016, with a premiere via Relix Magazine.Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for Never Had to Go, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views.A new album drops this summer and Dustbowl is ready to bring their newest sound the place where funk and folk meet to a bigger audience.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 8:00 PM

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The Dustbowl Revival

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THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - FEATURING DICK VAN DYKE - "NEVER HAD TO GO" Dustbowl Revival - "Busted" - Official Video The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California.

Dustbowl just recorded their fourth studio album with Grammy Award winning producer (Old Crow Medicine Show, Dropkick Murphy’s) and Flogging Molly founding member Ted Hutt, to come out on Signature Sounds this summer. While the band launched with an old-time style and deeper bluegrass roots (a fateful Craigslist ad got it all started), they recently departed toward a more modern soul sound, still with their mixture of New Orleans swing, Americana, a little blues, and roots-rock. The soul-dipped first single of their new collaboration, came out on a 45 with a music video in the end of 2016, with a premiere via Relix Magazine.

Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section – opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for “Never Had to Go”, which garnered over 10 million cumulative views.

A new album drops this summer and Dustbowl is ready to bring their newest sound – the place where funk and folk meet – to a bigger audience.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/29/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Carly Taich
Not many people can take something as devastating and tumultuous as a breakup and turn it into an album thick with joyous beats, infectious melodies and lyrics that spin disappointment and desolation into revelatory moments, but Ruby The RabbitFoot is not someone who sees things in simple black and white. On her third album, Divorce Party, she creates a vivid world that stretches far beyond just the songs from videos that straddle the line of performance and art, to her fearless use of fashion, to the music itself, which serves as the thrilling, creative center to her unique universe. Produced by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, Azure Ray), Divorce Party is celebration of life after loss, and the creative renewal that comes from finding light amongst the darkness."I want this to be a soundtrack for anyone going through a transition," says Ruby though this album was written after a particular romantic one, she's not the kind of artist who stays stagnant, anyhow. For this record, she immersed herself deeply into pop music and hip-hop, listening constantly to everything from Beyonc to Taylor Swift and Fiona Apple. "Having your heart broken is something that humans all experience," she ads. "It's how you learn, and how you grow.Beginning with "Beach Flowers," the first song she wrote for the LP and which also kicks of the album, Divorce Party is thick with unusual percussion, shimmering synth licks and ethereal orchestration courtesy of a more experimental approach to instrumentals. "I built you up into a castle in my brain," Ruby sings in her crystalline vocals, "and though it's made of sand, I like making plans just the same." For the Georgia-born artist, the idea of a "beach flower" came to represent how some experiences are as lovely as they are ephemeral but that doesn't make them any less worthy of enjoyment. "A beach flower is something beautiful and temporary," she explains. "You wouldn't plant all your flowers on the beach unless you wanted the ocean to gobble them up."The process of creating Divorce Party took nearly two years from start to finish after 2014's New As Dew, she embarked on a artistic journey that took her everywhere from Georgia to California, where she met collaborator Natalie Neal, who became an instrumental partner in expressing her vision. Neal, a renowned avant-garde director and photographer who has screened her work at Sundance Film Festival, made the ideal match for Ruby. Together, they have been developing the visual palate for Divorce Party, including its stunning first video for "Beach Flowers."Rubys creative expression knows no bounds and her vibrant personality and unique style have led to a host of exciting collaborations as musicians, apparel brands and various creatives have all sought her out to collaborate. One of Urban Outfitter's "Five To Watch In Athens" and hand-picked by Japanese magazine Nero, for a photo spread, Ruby delights in flirting with the fashion world and is just as creative with her image as she is with her music. Ruby made her acting debut in 2014 as Macklemore's love interest in the highly popular video for Fences' single "Arrows," featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.To create Divorce Party, Ruby took the songs down to Athens, Georgia with LeMaster, working with an innovative goal in mind and a new, playful approach to composition. "I wanted more of a pop-sounding record," she says. "I'm a songwriter first and foremost, and I think in the past it's been my nature to pick up the guitar. But in my free time, I love pop music and rap music and R&B. So I had a heavier hand in the style I wanted this time. I learned how to make beats, and learned so much from working with Andy. He has the same love of pop music, and is fearless."That love is clear in songs like "Faucet Love" and "Ancil," which both manage to be stirring and addictive, melding the stickiness of a pop record with experimentation via unexpected horns or skittish rhythm - that could only be tackled by someone who knows no real boundaries. And then there are also moments like "Wish," with a slow-burned eighties vibe, that puts on full display the complexities within her vocal range. On I Hate You Ruby marries beats and an upbeat melody with some deeply cutting lyrics: If I ever see your name in lights I think I'll melon ball my eyes out/ Mail them to you overnight with a note that says/"Surprise! Remember when you used to swim for miles and miles in these baby blues?/I wish you would have drowned, cause I hate you/Oh I do."That breakup was challenging, but I'm good for it," she says. "I learned so much about love, and I am writing and singing better than I ever have. So I'd like to thank my ex.Even though there's this connotation of disruption and heartbreak, divorce parties have a celebratory energy. Every person that we love teaches us, so when it's time to part ways I think it's beautiful to appreciate everything we've gained from the experience. I wrote these songs in a period of separation from a love. I want to release them into the world as a celebration of all that I learned during that time. It's my Divorce Party!

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701 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/30/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Laura Thurston

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LinksLaura brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level! You will be enthralled when you see this lovely lady rappin’ on a suitcase kick drum with one foot and tappin’ on a tambourine with the other; all the while, hands on her guitar and mouth on her harp. On top of that, Laura then adds sweet sugary vocals to her acoustic Folk-Grass mix while giving energy and presence to capture your attention.
This talented musician launched her solo career in 2011, performing up and down the east coast. With her original ideas and talented executions this one woman band is sure to dazzle any audience. Laura Thurston has her own unique style from a vintage era that will enliven you and have you feelin fine.

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/30/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Come take an informed and discerning look at today’s changing mission field and the churches we lead. Be challenged and encouraged and return to your congregation with practical tools for more effective discipleship in these tumultuous times.

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1 Porters Cove Road , Asheville, NC 28805
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: All Day

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Doctor Ocular

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Doctor Ocular Jam Doctor Ocular - Esc Button After spontaneously jamming at a holiday party at the end of 2016, four friends took the winter to write and play, debuting their original brand of jam rock the following April. Blending synth and guitar with drum and bass, Doctor Ocular sets original melodies and arrangements of covers with vibes from jamtronica, acid jazz, synth-pop,and roots-rock.

After spending the summer writing about experiences that range from future conceptual currency to simply hitting the ESC Button, Doctor Ocular is ready to show off their debut studio album, "Hippocratic Toast" on January 20! They also have plans of dropping a "secret" live album at an undisclosed time in early 2018, so stay tuned for a long-list of creative home-grown tunes that are sure to get you through the day!

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185 Clingman Avenue , Asheville, NC
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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An informal monthly gathering of artists, writers, musicians and art patrons.

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362 Depot Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 6:00 PM

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Join Butchers Bessie Smith and Matt Helms as they demonstrate a pork break down, discussing the various cuts and cooking techniques as they go.  Then the POLKA music starts!  They'll teach you all you need to know about fresh AND smoked sausages!  This will be a HANDS ON course allowing you to learn the techniques so YOU can make your OWN sausages at home!  You'll get to enjoy 6+ styles of sausages, along with some charcuterie and beer and wine.  Each participant will have the opportunity to take home some sausages as well!

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100 Charlotte Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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$8 Advance / $12 Door Doors 5PM :: Show 7:00PM General Admission :: Seated Show with a limited number of tables available with dinner reservations. Please call 828-575-2737 for reservations.

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743 Haywood Road , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 05/31/2018   Event Time: 9:00 PM

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with Yellow Feather
It would be an understatement to say that a lot has happened since Whiskey Myers was last in the recording studio. Over two whirlwind years, the gritty Texas band hit #1 on the iTunes Country Chart with their breakout third album 'Early Morning Shakes,' earned raves everywhere from Rolling Stone to USA Today, and toured the US and UK relentlessly, slaying massive festival crowds and sharing stages with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Jamey Johnson, and more along the way. You'd be forgiven, then, for expecting things to work a little differently this time around when the band reunited with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb for their stellar new album, 'Mud.' But as it turns out, success doesn't change a Southern gentleman, and they don't come any more Southern than Whiskey Myers.Fueled by larger-than-life performances honed tight from countless nights on the road, 'Mud' finds the band scaling new heights of songwriting and musicianship, with searing guitars, soulful vocals, and indelible hooks. While their approach to the music and humble, hard-working attitudes may not have altered, there have been developments in the Whiskey Myers world, most notably with the arrival of new faces. For the recording sessions, the band's five founding membersCody Cannon on lead vocals and guitar, Cody Tate and John Jeffers on guitars, Gary Brown on bass, and Jeff Hogg on drumsfleshed out their sound with the addition of fiddler/keyboard player Jon Knudson and percussionist Tony Kent, who are both now full-time members. "They bring a great energy, and I think it's really helped our sound and makes the band more versatile," explains Cannon. "There's less room onstage now, but sometimes a family grows."A glance through Whiskey Myers' lyrics will show you that Cannon is a man who chooses his words carefully, so it's little surprise that he describes the band as a family. The tight-knit group's roots stretch back decades into the red dirt of East Texas, where Cannon, Jeffers, and Tate first began playing together before rounding out their initial lineup with the addition Hogg and Brown (who is Cannon's actual cousin). They built up a rabid local following on the strength of their 2008 debut album, 'Road Of Life,' and then notched their first #1 on the Texas Music Charts with their 2011 follow-up 'Firewater.' It was 'Early Morning Shakes,' though, that introduced the rest of the world to what Texas already knew. The album cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Country Chart, a remarkable feat for a fiercely independent band and a testament to their rigorous DIY work ethic and endless supply of passion and drive. Esquire called them "the real damn deal," while Country Weekly said they combine "greasy Southern rock riffs with countrified songwriting and Texas grit for something wholly unique," and Playboy dubbed them "the new bad boys of country music."Even in the face of their rapidly-growing profile and expanding lineup, the band found they were able to pick up exactly where they left off when they returned to the studio for 'Mud.'"We don't want a high stress situation, and we don't want to feel uncomfortable while we're recording, because we want to make sure everybody can get into their creative mode," explains Brown. "Dave has a laid back attitude as far as making music and that fits right in with the way we work. His ear is similar to ours and he has the same kind of vision for what the music should sound like."What the music sounds like is raw, visceral emotion: pride, faith, desire, defiance. The songs on 'Mud' are stories of ordinary men and women standing up for their families and honoring their roots. Home is sacred ground for Whiskey Myers, not just a plot of land, but rather the cornerstone of an identity worth dying for. Fiddle-led album opener "On The River" steps back to frontier times when the struggle for survival was a daily one, while the epic title track promises a home-foreclosing banker "Ain't no man gonna take it away / Because it's deep down in my blood / So step across the ol' property line / And you'll die right here in the mud." "Frogman," written with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes, follows a Southern man halfway around the world, as he risks his life to defend freedom and fight terror in the Middle East as a Navy Seal, and the Darrell Scott co-write "Trailer We Call Home" finds the beauty in simple things, concluding, "Times get tough but love is strong / Here in this trailer that we call home.""Where you come from and where you grew up influences your music a lot," says Cannon. "As a band, we don't go into the studio with any preconceived theme. You just sit down and you write and the songs come out naturally."As a result, Whiskey Myers' music fits neatly into no genre. Sure, it's heavily influenced by country music ("My first record was 'The Pressure Is On' / Ain't it funny how your life can change with a song" Cannon sings on "Hank"), but the band credits everything from Alan Jackson and Waylon Jennings to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana as inspiration. "Some Of Your Love" channels old-school soul, while the bright, punchy horns of "Lightning Bugs And Rain" flirts with Rolling Stones swagger, and "Good Ole' Days" captures a stripped-down, folky vibe, as the whole band sat in a circle singing together live. It all adds up to what Cannon perhaps describes best as "no frills, no bullshit rock and roll." "The equipment we used on the recording process for this one was really important to the sound, too" he adds. "Dave has these amazing old amps and we recorded everything to tape for the first time. The piano was from, like, 1904 or something, and I don't think it's been tuned since. Little things like that make a big difference. It sounds authentic when you actually use the real, old gear."In the end, there may be no better word for Whiskey Myers than authentic. This music is in their blood, and it flows as naturally from them as a spring feeding a mountain creek. While a record this good is sure to send their (lone)star rising higher than ever before, you can rest assured that success still won't be changing this band any time soon. They make music they're proud of that celebrates where they come from and makes people feel good. As far as they're concerned, that's all the success anyone could ever ask for.

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