The Asheville Aces are inspired by the era when blues music was going from the country to the city, a time when the electric guitar was getting more popular. Band member Cary Fridley explains the sound as still having that “Southern, old-style beat, but it also starts to sound like rock and roll.”
Asheville Aces include acoustic bassist/vocalist Cary Fridley, guitarist/vocalist Scott Sharpe and drummer Dave Perkins. They draw from both Delta and North Mississippi blues musicians such as R.L. Burnside, Memphis Minnie, Junior Kimbrough, and Muddy Waters.
Geoff Hohwald has been playing banjo for over 40 years. He has played with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre Orchestra, and has been with the Greater Atlanta Bluegrass Band for the last 18 years. He is known in the bluegrass world for authoring five banjo instruction books and DVD's through Watch & Learn Inc.,
Rick Taylor has been performing with various bands, singing and playing banjo, guitar, and mandolin for the past 30 years. As a session player, Rick has played on recordings by Bob Dylan and the Black Crowes. He has been featured in three productions of "Cotton Patch Gospel" and most recently in Woody Guthrie's "American Song" at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta.
Larry Teems will join in on dobro. Larry is a lifelong resident of Brasstown, NC. He carries on a long Folk School tradition - his father worked at the school for many years. Larry is an experienced cabinet maker and a member of the Brasstown Volunteer Fire Department. He serves as Resident Artist of the Folk School's Woodworking program.
December 9, 2016
Location: Community Room, Keith House
Brasstown Ringers Holiday Concert
Brasstown Ringers, the community handbell group of western North Carolina and north Georgia continues to challenge its ringers and its audiences with new and exciting music, as well as old favorites.
The concert's repertoire is full of fancy bell-ringing techniques that thrilled audiences every time.
Brasstown Ringers are a group of 14 from northern Georgia and western North Carolina. They will be joined by guest artists Josanna Sherman on flute and Cody Killian on piano. Pat Meinecke is their director.