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  • HEIDI HOLTON — APRIL 26TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    When you think of the blues, real blues, you think of the Delta, and names like Lightning Hopkins, Robert Johnson and the Reverend Gary Davis… grizzled old men with hands like a pair of ancient snakeskin boots, bent from trials only they could know. What you don’t think of, what you don’t expect, is a woman named Heidi. That’s about to change.

    Heidi Holton is turning heads with her unique take on one of America’s oldest popular musical traditions. At once authentic and yet utterly new, her take on blues standards such as Baby Please Don’t Go and Statesboro Blues is nothing short of a revelation. Her tasteful originals shine just as brightly, seemingly both familiar and fresh.

    Holton began young, playing in rock bands in Athens, GA and New Orleans, before the blues called and she answered. Having studied under the great Jorma Kaukonen and then holing up in Alaska’s arctic to perfect her craft, her blues chops have come honestly: She is no poser. She is no tourist. Heidi Holton is the real deal, delivering traditional finger-style blues with a twist, blending the old and new into a saucy gumbo that is as riveting as it is… charming? Who’s ever said that about the blues?

    Any of those lucky enough to have caught her act, that’s who. The good news? You’re lucky, too. She’s playing at Andrews Brewing Company!

    Saturday, April 26th, 6:00 – 9:00
    No cover charge

  • PAUL CONSTANTINE — MAY 10TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Paul Constantine, or Dr. Paul as he’s known to his fans, is a troubadour in every sense of the word. From the Gulf coast of Florida, to Music City and all points in between, fans of his acoustic solo performances have fallen in love with his utterly original interpretations of the work of songwriters great and small. In his deft hands familiar songs are rendered fresh, as though being heard for the first time, and lesser-known songs are thoroughly owned and yet oddly familiar. Dr. Paul has collaborated with some of the great names in the business, and has recorded with some of Nashville’s top session players, but it is in his live shows that you’ll experience him as nature intended: Unadorned, accompanied by only his acoustic guitar, his unique, powerful voice carried by a flurry of fingerpicked notes that pass like mile markers on a very heady trip. So here is an invitation to join him as he takes you somewhere new yet familiar, and anyone who has experienced one of his intimate performances knows one thing for certain: You will both treasure the company.

    Dr. Paul’s latest studio release, “I Never Tried So Hard”, features three songs written by songwriter Doug Matern, and produced by the legendary Doc Holiday recorded at Quad Studios in Nashville. His latest acoustic CD features songs written by Scott Stambaugh, Gordon Lightfoot, Guy Clark, Marty Robbins and others.

    Paul grew up in New Jersey. An avid electronics experimenter, Paul’s first introduction to musical performance was building a custom amplifier for a friend who owned an electric guitar. Acquiring his first guitar in his early teens, Paul performed for friends at parties and barbeques. Early musical influences included country & western, doo wop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk, and of course rock & roll. After a tour in the United States Army, Paul returned to New Jersey in 1971 and joined a group of friends in his first band as the lead singer and bass player. Musical performance became more than a hobby, leading to a career in music playing acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and electric bass in both solo and group settings. Touring the United States throughout most of the 70′s and early 80′s, Paul met his wife, Dawn, in Tampa, Florida. A musical hiatus followed for the next 25 years while they raised a family of five daughters. Moving to the mountains of North Carolina in 2005 allowed Paul to reconnect with his musical past.

    Saturday, May 10th, 6:00 – 9:00
    No cover charge

  • LON ELDRIDGE — MAY 17TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Lon Eldridge is often said to have talent and style beyond his years. His warm and infectious musicality is sure keep you tuned in throughout the night, coupling intricate fingerstyle guitar work with clever and thought-provoking lyrics. Lon has toured the USA and Europe, taking his unique blend of traditional blues, ragtime, and jazz to whole new audiences. This is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!

    “A young man, Lon Eldridge, walked to the front of the dining room. He looked younger than me, and was wearing a non-descript shirt, slip-on tennis shoes, and a handlebar mustache that he was at least two decades too young or two centuries too late to be wearing. Without bravado, he started his show…” “…the ghosts filled the room and took the empty seats around me. Though the group in the room was small and intimate, one could listen and know that we stood in the company of not only the saints and the apostles of religion and gospel, but also of the Delta blues. Saint James sat next to Robert Johnson, both nodding their heads to the music. Lon played the Blues as I haven’t heard them since my last trip to Mississippi. He had a voice as pure as Sinatra, lyrics as sharp as a knife, and talent that pierced through time and space, creed and faith.”

    -Amanda Ringer, from “The Mountain, the Valley, and the Space Between”

    Saturday, May 17th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • MANGAS COLORADO — MAY 24TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    It was early August 2013 when Jarrod Couch and Thomas Allison decided they were ready to move up from playing on the streets of Asheville, NC. Having written some songs, gained some experience, and thickened their hides to the public, Allison and Couch took their operation to their long-time friend and musical wizard Colby Deitz (who was currently playing in the band Perfect Third). Through an odd chemistry that only comes from growing up together, the trio developed a likeminded sense of direction, fusing different influences, styles, and talents, to begin creating a sound that was entirely their own. However, it wasn’t until the boys first practiced with Seamus Moose — after a chance encounter at a local bar — that the band became Mangas Colorado. The Led-Zeppelin enthusiast with mounds of knowledge and a background in guitar would soon become the band’s bassist.

    Adding its fourth and final member, Mangas Colorado quickly became established as one of the most intriguing acts in the local music scene. With Deitz on guitar (and occasionally mandolin), Couch on banjo, Moose on bass, and Allison on everything from high-hat to piano, Mangas Colorado developed a dynamic, attention-grabbing show. Perhaps one of their most impressive talents is their vocal harmony, in four parts, which captures the audience time and time again.

    This young, energetic group from Cullowhee, NC cites a broad range of influences, from The Eagles to the Avett Brothers. They draw from a unique blend of sounds rooted in southern rock, classic country, and folk and singer-songwriter music. Their unrelenting stage presence, often exhibited by Deitz’s kick drum and the various auxiliary percussion instruments that drive their emotive, high-energy sound, result in one unforgettable performance. Mangas Colorado released their EP, “Call You Home,” in October 2013 and their debut album “Dawn” in January 2014.

    Saturday, May 24th 6:00 – 8:30
    $5 cover charge

  • ROB TIGER & WYATT ESPALIN — MAY 30TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    With the Ocoee River in East Tennessee as the backdrop, and North Georgia on the horizon, Wyatt Espalin’s debut album, The Pardon (April, 2013), was born. Entertaining audiences in his hometown of Hiawassee, Georgia as early as age eleven, Wyatt’s passion for music was obvious, even from the barn room stage built by his grandfather. He and his brother Matt were known as “The Fiddling Brothers”. While Matt hung up his fiddle and bow after high school, Wyatt was just getting started. Armed with a guitar and a desire to write songs, he paired with Cobi Ferguson to form the acclaimed Americana duo, Trees Leave. Combining electric guitar with traditional bluegrass roots led to a noticeably unique sound and a growing fan base. Having years of touring under their belts and two successful albums, Run (2008) and The Gospel of Hurt (2010), it was time for Cobi to settle down, and Wyatt to find a new setting fit for a more personal level of songwriting. So alone began his sabbatical to the Ocoee, and his debut album, The Pardon, which in ten songs provides ten glimpses into breakups, burdens, colorful britches, and the light on the other side of it all.

    Rob is a founding member of local favorite Irons in the Fire. Rob has been writing songs since high school. He is a finger style picker and plays guitar and banjo. Songs include the genres of folk, bluegrass and country (Americana). Rob and the Irons in the Fire have shared the stage with a number of well known groups and artists including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marty Stewart, The Green cards, The Steel Drivers and more. He has also done a number of songwriter showcases with folks like Lon Eldridge, Nikki Talley, EB Reece, Jay Drummond, and Chuck Jones.

    Friday, May 30th 5:00 – 8:00
    $5 cover charge

  • NIKKI TALLEY — MAY 31ST

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a full-time touring husband & wife duo based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

    Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.

    Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases & features Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale among other guests.

    One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence… –Mountain Express

    Saturday, May 31st 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • PAUL CONSTANTINE — JUNE 7TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Paul Constantine, or Dr. Paul as he’s known to his fans, is a troubadour in every sense of the word. From the Gulf coast of Florida, to Music City and all points in between, fans of his acoustic solo performances have fallen in love with his utterly original interpretations of the work of songwriters great and small. In his deft hands familiar songs are rendered fresh, as though being heard for the first time, and lesser-known songs are thoroughly owned and yet oddly familiar. Dr. Paul has collaborated with some of the great names in the business, and has recorded with some of Nashville’s top session players, but it is in his live shows that you’ll experience him as nature intended: Unadorned, accompanied by only his acoustic guitar, his unique, powerful voice carried by a flurry of fingerpicked notes that pass like mile markers on a very heady trip. So here is an invitation to join him as he takes you somewhere new yet familiar, and anyone who has experienced one of his intimate performances knows one thing for certain: You will both treasure the company.

    Dr. Paul’s latest studio release, “I Never Tried So Hard”, features three songs written by songwriter Doug Matern, and produced by the legendary Doc Holiday recorded at Quad Studios in Nashville. His latest acoustic CD features songs written by Scott Stambaugh, Gordon Lightfoot, Guy Clark, Marty Robbins and others.

    Paul grew up in New Jersey. An avid electronics experimenter, Paul’s first introduction to musical performance was building a custom amplifier for a friend who owned an electric guitar. Acquiring his first guitar in his early teens, Paul performed for friends at parties and barbeques. Early musical influences included country & western, doo wop, R&B, soul, jazz, folk, and of course rock & roll. After a tour in the United States Army, Paul returned to New Jersey in 1971 and joined a group of friends in his first band as the lead singer and bass player. Musical performance became more than a hobby, leading to a career in music playing acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, and electric bass in both solo and group settings. Touring the United States throughout most of the 70′s and early 80′s, Paul met his wife, Dawn, in Tampa, Florida. A musical hiatus followed for the next 25 years while they raised a family of five daughters. Moving to the mountains of North Carolina in 2005 allowed Paul to reconnect with his musical past.

    Saturday, June 7th, 6:00 – 9:00
    No cover charge

  • JEFF SIPE TRIO — JUNE 14TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    THE JEFF SIPE TRIO IS SOULFUL, EXCITING, FUNKY, JAZZY, THROW DOWN GOOD MUSIC!

    Two-time Grammy nominee Jeff Sipe brings together the incredible virtuosos Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass to form the Jeff Sipe Trio. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Sipe has established himself as one of the greatest drummers in the United States.

    He has toured and/or recorded with highly renowned artists such as Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Derek Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit and many others.

    Watch The Jeff Sipe Trio at Andrews Brewing Company, April 6th

    Saturday, June 14th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • MY HIGHWAY UNPLUGGED — JUNE 21ST

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    In the Great Smoky Mountains where moonshine stills, hard work and simply getting by is the way of life, a strong culture is born. This culture embodies family ties and good times, American struggle and countryside pride. Emerging from the hills of Carolina and representative of its rich culture is Western North Carolina’s hottest country music group, My Highway.

    From singing high energy-rocking records to putting an emotional story to a melodic tune, My Highway’s music captivates the core of country music. Group members Josh Lane and Josh Beasley have always kept their foundation grounded through their Robbinsville, North Carolina roots. The guys grew up listening to various styles of music, but when it came to finding their path and solidifying their sound, Lane and Beasley combined their small town reality and down home upbringing with the influences of their favorite artists. Lane and Beasley describe their music as raw country with a splash of southern rock. My Highway cites Jason Aldean, Gary Allen, Lynard Skynard, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and George Strait, to name a few, as their top career influencers.

    Whether playing an intimate acoustic show or performing in front of thousands, My Highway is most at home musically when they take the stage. The group started out performing covers of today’s hottest country songs in local clubs. Since, their popularity has skyrocketed and the rising country band has been rocking crowds across the southern region. My Highway is featured monthly at Essence, a club housed in Harrah’s Cherokee Casino – one of Billboard’s Top 20 Casino Nightclubs. They have performed afterparties for major artists from Ronnie Milsap, Little Big Town and Big & Rich to Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, and Sara Evans, and many others. My Highway has also been featured on ABC 13 WLOS Asheville’s Early Edition, where they played to an audience of over 500,000 viewers.
    For three consecutive years, My Highway has been a welcomed part of Shinefest, a Moonshine Festival at the popular Western North Carolina Resort, Fontana Village. As repeat performers at Shinefest, My Highway has been honored to share the stage with respected country music artists such as Blackberry Smoke, The Black Lillies, Jim Lauderdale, Dean Dillon, Matt Stillwell, Ira Dean, Chase Rice, The Dirty Guvna’s and more.

    In 2013, My Highway launched the viral release of their first single “Carolina Moonshine”. Originally written exclusively for the popular Discovery Channel television show Moonshiners, the record was released online and has achieved an army of views and new fans alike. My Highway appeared in a ninety minute special episode of Moonshiners in January 2014.

    Saturday, June 21st, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • THE MOON AND YOU — JUNE 28TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    The Moon and You is a touring acoustic duo that “blends cello and guitar to craft folk music with a 1970′s singer-songwriter feel in the vein of Joan Baez or Harry Nilsson. Together they make tender songs that feel like a warm homemade blanket,” says Brian Tucker of the Wilmington Star News Online.

    Rooted in the rich music scene of Asheville, NC, Ryan Furstenberg and Melissa Hyman began playing together for fun when both were part of successful bands touring the Southeast. When those bands went their separate ways, Furstenberg and Hyman chose to join forces rather than get a job. The result of this collaboration – between an impossibly sassy cellist from New York and a whimsical fingerstyle guitarist from Eastern North Carolina – is hard to forget, but easy to fall for.

    Still road warriors, The Moon and You never skipped a beat. They have continued traveling almost nonstop throughout the Southeastern US as well as making increasingly frequent trips northward. They are quickly building a loyal fan base the old-fashioned way. Each The Moon and You concert showcases thoughtful and unusual string arrangements, thought-provoking songwriting, and gorgeous vocal harmonies. It also makes folks laugh, cry and miss their boyfriend in Japan (all claims based on actual audience feedback). The Moon and You keeps fans coming back with passionate and skillful instrumentalism and voices that blend like they were made for one another.

    Saturday, June 28th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • MEGAN JEAN AND THE KFB — JULY 5TH (TENTATIVE)

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Megan Jean and the KFB, or Klay Family Band, arrange a demented blend of Americana, punk, dance, and the avant-garde that they’ve taken to describing as, “a metal band, if it was 1927.”

    Inventive percussion, electrified banjo, and a voice like the Devil Herself have earned Megan Jean and the KFB a dedicated following all over the East Coast. Calling the road home on a “never-ending tour,” this transient married duo has taken their nomadic musical lifestyle and transformed it into a kind of Voodoo that unites scenes, fans, and musical styles. This is a band that lives to perform, and is fueled by sheer guts and know how.

    In April of 2012, the band was featured on PBS performing their original composition “These Bones” as part of a music documentary series Music Voyager, which broadcast internationally. In July of 2012 they were named the winners of the “Under The Radar Competition” at FloydFest in Floyd VA, which earned them a spot on the main stage in 2013. They have shared the stage with Shovels and Rope, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Rising Appalachia.

    These Bones (video)

    Saturday, July 5th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • PIERCE EDENS AND THE DIRTY WORK — JULY 12TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    “Asheville’s Pierce Edens heard old-timey mountain music until his teens; that’s when he was steeped in punk and grunge. Both inform his music. His shadowy baritone has a dark, jazzy canter reminiscent of Tom Waits, while the percolating strings below it veer from bluegrass to closing-time cabaret. The punk manifests in the rebellious free-spirited nature of ‘Montana’” – Indy Week, Chris Parker

    As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical stylings of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains where he spent his childhood. The area continues to be rich with history and stories handed down from one generation to the next. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of story tellers. Since the Edens family didn’t have a stereo or TV until Pierce was fourteen, the main form of entertainment was going out and listening to live performances of the songs and stories from the mountain towns nearby. This allowed him to get personally acquainted with local performers and preservationists of all kinds. When his family finally got a stereo one Christmas, Pierce brought home and began soaking up every kind of music he could get his hands on; from The Misfits to Patsy Cline.

    Pierce started taking guitar lessons from a local old time player at a very early age. Since he plays left handed and was too young to have much of an attention span, not much of it stuck! It wasn’t until high school when he picked up the bass for a ridiculously loud garage-based punk band that he started working things out by ear and writing music. This evolved when Pierce found that he had something to say. Drawing from the diversely eclectic collection of records he had amassed, Pierce began to connect the dots and a professional music career was born.

    What started out as a just-for-fun, play-as-loud-as-we-can punk band for Edens, turned into something a little more serious. Writing lyrics and singing was fun at first, but soon he began to care about the things he was saying. Returning to the bin of music he had collected, Edens started really listening to pop music, folk, blues and the old grainy recordings of original American musicians. That was when it all connected. And that was when his professional music career was born.

    Pierce recorded his first demo, “Four Songs,” in 2004. A year later he gathered a band he dubbed, “The Dirty Work.” After a short six months in 2007, Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work cut the album “Party Dress” in the studio. In 2009 Pierce produced the album, “Long Days Above Ground,” which earned a “Regional Artist Project Grant” from the Asheville Area Arts Council. The most recent album, a self-titled album funded through KickStarter, was recorded by Pierce Edens and The Dirty Work in Edens’ childhood family home in 2012 – which Pierce purchased and architecturally remodeled for the sole purpose of recording albums.

    His most recent project, which they recorded in two nights at The Lexington Ave Brewery in full Dolby digital surround sound in high definition on multiple cameras, is in collaboration with Sound Lab Studios. Distilled now into both CD and DVD formats, Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, LIVE, displays the band in their most impressively raw, intense, revelatory release to date.

    Along with his lead vocals and acoustic guitar, the new Dirty Work includes Matt Smith ripping the pedal steel and electric guitar, Jesse James Hongisto slapping the upright bass, Dane Rand driving the beat with drums and percussion, and Jim Aaron blasting the harmonica. Justin Ray (Trumpet) and Jacob Rodriguez (Saxophone) also appear as guest musicians on the DVD. This new arrangement propels his already phenomenally written songs to a whole new level of expression and intensity. The new release showcases the extraordinary union of the group’s diverse musical backgrounds seamlessly.

    Pierce is honored to be one of two recipients of the NC Arts Council Songwriter Fellowship Award for 2013-2014 “based on his excellence in songwriting and contribution to the NC Arts.” It is a prestigious recognition he now shares with one of his all time musical heroes, Doc Watson.

    Whether haunting melodies that refuse to be silenced or lyrics that transport and transcend, the stories of Pierce Edens’ music provide an unforgettable experience you will want to relive time and time again. Discover the music of one of this generation’s most phenomenal artists.

    Saturday, July 12th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge

  • THE SCOTT HOLT BAND — JULY 19TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    The American South has an incredibly rich musical legacy – the genesis of Jazz, cradle of Rock and Roll and birthplace of The Blues. Lanky, tattooed Tennessean, Scott Holt has been a bearer of the Blues torch for his entire career. Born and raised in Tennessee, Texas and Mississippi, Scott was “touring before I was touring! My family moved a lot when I was little so I’ve lived all over the area where my favorite music was born and developed.” After beginning his musical journey relatively late, at 19 years old, Holt jumped on the fast-track by joining his friend and mentor Buddy Guy and playing guitar for 10 years during the most successful period of the Legend’s career.

    In addition to his tenure with Buddy and playing on the GRAMMY winning record Slippin’ In, Holt’s 7 solo records’ have established him not only as a six-string powerhouse but also as a penetrating and soulful storyteller. Holt calls it “tapping a frequency-getting to a place where the sounds that my band and I make are warm, human and undisguised by technology.” Through the countless hours and miles on the road, criss-crossing the country, Scott has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts in the world.

    The official motto for the band, as found on their merchandise, website and liner notes to their CD’s is; LOUD IS GOOD. Scott explains his philosophy this way; “When I talk about loud being good, I’m not necessarily saying that you should turn everything up – it’s not necessarily high volume. It’s about a ‘spiritual loudness’ being proudly who you are and embracing music as an important and spiritual necessity of life.”

    Listen to “First Time I Met The Blues”

    The spirituality of music is an important aspect of who Scott is as an artist. “So often music is treated as just another commodity, something used to sell jeans, beer or coffee. Music is much more than that to me. Music has the power to change the world, it crosses every barrier that separates one group or nation from another and, as an artist, I feel a responsibility to try and not only entertain but enlighten and inspire.”

    Holt caught rock ‘n’ roll fever when he was boy and his parents took him to his first concert: Elvis Presley. Today, in addition to his own flaming guitar logo and his wife and daughter’s names, Presley’s trademark “TCB” with lightning bolt logo is tattooed on his left arm – a symbol of Holt’s fandom and work ethic. He also wears a tattoo of Jimi Hendrix. “When I was a teenager and discovered Hendrix, I’d never heard anybody play like that and I instantly knew what I wanted to do,” he recalls. “I begged my parents for a white Stratocaster and a Marshall amp!” His first instrument was a cheaper electric, but with the help of a Hendrix savvy instructor Holt was on his way, developing the rudiments of his style. In much of Scott’s work, you can hear echoes of Hendrix’s stinging vibrato and wah-soaked stringing booming through “Wicked Grip,” a dark-edged unadulterated rocker, and within the shimming chordal architecture of the “The Fool”, both songs from Scott’s most recent recording KUDZU.

    Holt made his first step toward musical apprenticeship when his father took him to Chicago to hear bluesman Buddy Guy. “I had never been in a club before or heard a really great guitar player like Buddy live,” Holt recounts. After a backstage meeting, the young student and venerable master stayed in touch. Over the next year or so Holt was invited on stage to jam with Guy, and then one day Guy called to invite Holt into his band. “I’d never even been in a band before,” Holt says. “I tried to get bands together in back home in Tennessee, but it never worked out. So all of a sudden at 19 I was leaving home for Chicago with my guitar, my amp, a suitcase and my passport.”

    Holt played at Guy’s side for a decade. “Buddy taught me everything, from how to order at a restaurant, to always being on time, how to run a band and win over a crowd. He is one my heroes and one of my best friends, all at the same time. To this day, what he can do never ceases to amaze me.” And Guy remains an enthusiastic supporter of Holt. “He’s an automatic. He’s good! Every time I hear him (Scott) I hear some improvement he’s made…”

    There is no question Holt has diversified his pure talent over the course of 7 records and countless miles on the road. While blues remains at the core of his being, he is evolving as an artist. His music is a reflection of his own character as both a man and an artist, growing every day. He reflects, “I am a bluesman through and through, and it is always a part of who I am when recording or performing. It has been an affirmation over the past year as I play my songs for audiences and have them receive them and embrace them as enthusiastically as the music of the Masters that we play. I believe in every note I play with all my heart, and I have never been more confident or honest lyrically. It really is a special experience to share that with audiences and get such great responses night after night.”

    “If you listen,” Holt continues, “you can always hear the blues in the foundation of my playing, but the greatest bluesmen, like Buddy and Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, were always changing, experimenting and evolving. I’ve tried to maintain that philosophy and attitude towards my own music, just create the music and let people call it what they want.”

    Saturday, July 19th, 6:00 – 9:00
    $5 cover charge









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