On Sunday, June 9, at 4PM, I’ll be performing at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC for a big benefit show. I’ve invited five amazing musical acts to join me, and all proceeds will go to good work that the Rotary Club of Asheville is doing, both locally and abroad. I’ll be playing two sets of music, punctuated by guest appearances by some national treasures who happen to be based in the Carolinas.
Check out the lineup!
Katrina “Kat” Williams is an American blues singer. She was a finalist on America’s Got Talent, where she made it through to the Las Vegas rounds. Williams also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
BJ Leiderman is the award-winning composer of some of the best-known Public Radio themes you’ve been listening to for decades, including Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, Science Friday, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! AND the “Stump The Chumps” theme on Car Talk.
Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, artist, historian and radio and television host. For more than forty years, he has collected and performed the songs and stories of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He learned this treasure trove of music directly from musical greats including Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Tommy Jarrell, Etta Baker and Grandpa Jones.
KalimbaMan (Kevin Spears)
Hailed by many as one of the best Kalimba players alive today, Kevin’s musical gifts have astounded audiences around the world and rewritten what is possible on this astounding musical instrument.
“Kevin Spears puts on a performance full of groove, sound and intimacy that draws you into his unique, yet universal, world.” -Benoit Glazer, Musical Director, Cirque de Soleil
Formed in 2014 by vocalist and violin virtuoso Drayton Aldridge, Drayton & The Dreamboats perform timeless music with the class and charisma to match. With a well-crafted mix of swing tunes, latin numbers, and vocal ballads from the golden age of radio, Drayton & The Dreamboats have captured the attention and imagination of fans in western North Carolina and beyond.
Hope to see you there!
Tickets from $30 are available at the Diana Wortham Theatre, www.dwtheatre.com, or (828) 257-4530.