- Mondays – An excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing local talents: 2nd and 4th of every month, Singer Songwriter Showcase 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and always FREE
- Tuesdays- QUIZZO- Trivia Fun! 7-9 p.m. Free *Prizes*
- Thursdays- Old Time Jam- 7 p.m. to close- Free – Come join in the session!
Wednesday, May 8th, 7pm, free
Friday, May 10th, 9pm, free
The Get Right Band – An Ass Shaking Good Time
We come together to dance, we come together to smile,
we come together to shake our bodies loose, to get wild.
From our voices, our skins, our wood, and our strings,
we bring vibrations to play and songs to sing.
The party is coming and it’s coming for you…
we’ll bring the boogie, you bring the crew.
The Get Right Band is a force to be reckoned with. Combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation, the live show promises to make you shake everything you’ve got. From funk to rock n’ roll to reggae, this is a dance party. This is an ass shaking good time.
Saturday, May 11th, 9pm, free
The Wilhelm Brothers – Indie Folk Rock which is insightful and infectious. The professional and full-time Asheville NC-based group combines the singer/songwriter talents of Chris Wilhelm with the sonic beauty and skill of cellist Cristof Ensslin. Their sound emphasizes love of a good story delivered in song and employs folk, roots and indie influences. The music is infectious and insightful.
Sunday, May 12th,Mother’s Day, 1pm, free
The group’s trademark sound — rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section — captures that rare, loose-but-tight feel, and has won the band international as well as regional fans. The Ants have twice traveled to Moscow. The trips found the group performing at a variety of venues including the 3,500-seat Russia Concert Hall, the city’s most prestigious room, a Letterman-styled TV show with a national audience of 100 million (!!), funky clubs and gaudy casinos. The band has also opened show for the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Holmes Brothers, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gov’t Mule, Delbert McClinton, Paul Thorn and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and, in 2008, was asked to perform on the NPR show “Whad’Ya Know?” The Ants have performed twice on “Mountain Stage.”
With an arsenal of classic and forgotten American music, the Ants wail through classic R&B, country-swamp and gospel-soul with equal conviction.
Monday, May 13th, 6:30 pm, free
Singer Songwriter Showcase
Friday, May 17th, 9pm, free
Three kids from the mountains of Southwest Virginia that love to make music. And it’s pretty damn good too! Folk / Americana / Indie
Saturday, May 18th, 9pm, free
Blame it on the heady highs in the air that permeates the Black Mountains of North Carolina, but the state has produced an artist in Rory Kelly that will surely bring new dimension to the tour de force that is America’s beloved Southern Rock. Possessing a playing ability in league with prodigies, Kelly is a self-taught musician that picked up the guitar as a boy and cut his chops in the rural town of Marion. While his mother slung drinks behind the bar, Rory strummed alongside his father, drummer Mike Kelly, in a family dominated house band in a local music dive.
Sherri Lynn & the Mountain Friends Band
Bluegrass, pop, country, & comedy!
Monday, May 20th, 8:30pm, free
Rigel Pawlek’s Stand-up Upstarts Comedy Competition
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7pm, free
Hot Point Trio is an Asheville based gypsy jazz group.
Formed in early 2012, Hot Point Trio’s members
include Steve Karla on guitar, Lyndsay Pruett on violin,
and Trevor Stoia on upright bass. Gypsy Jazz is a
unique style that blends American swing jazz and
French gypsy influences, pioneered in 1930′s France
by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.
The trio is a regular act at the Inn at Biltmore,
as well as at Jack of Hearts in Weaverville. Hot Point provides distinctive music that caters to the specific needs of the venue. From sentimental ballads and waltz, to foot tapping swing and hot jazz tempos, Hot Point Trio will be sure to entertain your guests and provide a memorable
Saturday, May 25th, 9pm, free
Penelope Zing has been compared to a mixture of Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s , Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls, PJ Harvey meets Grace Slick inspired melodies with vocal styles reminiscent of early Siouxsie & The Banshees; Big, pronounced and unique.
The band’s first EP, “Your Bullets Be Damned”, avavilable only on Band Camp at the moment, gives us the post punk ,80′s influenced ear candy of such straight ahead, hard hitting and energertic songs like the political “Unit 22″ (named after a concentration camp in North Korea), “the Ride” an anti-ruphenol date rape song, and the rock gothic “Pariah”. The first EP has primarily been a post punk, power pop affair, with some forays into raw garage rock stylings.
Along with the “Your Bullets Be Damned”, Pawtooth plans to release a full length album this spring on the usual commercial outlets . This next release will have more groove heavy, danceable songs, still with an early 80′s influence, but generally not quite as aggressive as their first cuts on the EP. Expect more orchestration, samples, backing vocals and keyboards, along with their usual power trio arrangement.
Sunday, May 26th, 2pm, $10 advance, $12 day of
Mac Arnold must have known at an early age that his music career would read like a “Who’s who” of Blues/R&B Legends. His high school band “J Floyd & The Shamrocks” were often joined by none other than Macon, Georgia native, James Brown on piano. After deciding to pursue a professional music career, he joined the Charles Miller group until 1965 when he made the move to Chicago to work with recording artist/saxophonist A. C. Reed.
In late 1966, at age 24, came the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Muddy Waters Band and help shape the electric blues sound that inspired the rock and roll movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Regular guests of the band included Eric Clapton, Paul Butterfield, Mike Bloomfield, and Elvin Bishop. The Muddy Waters Band (as a unit) shared the stage with the likes of Howlin’ Wolfe, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Junior Wells, Big Joe Williams, and Big Mama Thornton just to name a few. During this time, Mac played on John Lee Hooker’s “live “album, Live at the Café Au Go-Go, as well as Otis Spann’s classic recording “The Blues is Where It’s At”.
After more than a year with Muddy Waters, Mac formed the Soul Invaders which backed up many artists, including The Temptations and B. B. King. In the early 70’s, he moved Los Angeles to work at ABC Television and LAFF RECORDS (Redd Foxx). This led to working on the set of Soul Train from 1971 to 1975 and then working with Bill Withers (“Lean On Me”) before moving back to South Carolina in the 80”s.
Monday, May 27th, 6:30pm, free
Singer Songwriter Showcase
Tuesday, May 28th, 5-9pm, $60
4 course Tasting Dinner paired with 8 Smuttynose Brewery beers
Chef Bill Klein will prepare a 4 course tasting menu to be paired with some classic Smuttynose brews as well as some special surprises that only Jack of Hearts will have for Asheville Beer Week. For reservations to this limited seating event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 31st, 9pm, free
Pop / Funk / Soul
With a sound and style that is so unique, they’re sure to please any crowd. Playing covers such as “Fast Car and Give me One Reason,” by Tracy Chapman, to their compelling version of Tear the Roof Off/ We Want the Funk,” by George Clinton, it would be hard not to get in the groove with them. Not to mention their well known catchy originals such as “Blue Skies,” and “So High,” which are loved by their many fans.
Saturday, June 1st, 9pm, free
Currently, The Zealots are George Terry, Aaron Price, and Caleb Beissert. Many friends have contributed and are continuing to offer their craftsmanship to the new songs either in the studio or live. By late summer of 2012, a new record will be available with guests, Mike Rhodes of Blue Rags fame-drums, Pete James of The Honeycutters-guitar, Shane Pruitt-guitar, Matthew Smith-pedal steel, helping out at Collapseable Studios, along with others.
Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm, free
Gypsy Jazz and swing