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An Evening with Alien Music Club
- Sunday, April 21, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $12 / $15
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Scaling down obscure and beloved Beatles tunes, and bridging the acoustic sensibilities of Simon with the rock aesthetic of the Beatles, Paul Simon Meets The Beatles will soothe, move and groove you!
Alien Music Club · 7:30pm
Guitarist and virtuoso, Jonathan Pearlman’s (aka, JP) influences are far-reaching, absorbing Lennon/McCartney, Hendrix, Clapton, and Motown. Jazz-fusion bands of the early 70’s were also influential, like Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report and Frank Zappa. He also hosts the weekly Alien Music Club Jazz Jam at Barley’s Taproom in Asheville every Thursday night. “It’s a great opportunity to meet and share musical ideas with some of the best players while at the same time mentoring young musicians!”
Hendersonville, NC based guitarist Eric Congdon has a low-key virtuosity. His style radiates both skill and charm. Whether playing solo or with a small ensemble, Congdon's forceful yet delicate style doesn't flaunt as much as it insinuates. The N.C.-based Congdon has been playing for 30 years. Congdon counts Tommy Emmanuel and Rev. Gary Davis among his influences. His latest album is called “Acoustic Wanderer.”
Peggy Ratusz is a well-established presence in the Asheville music scene. Chosen as Best Blues Artist by Mountain Xpress for ten years running, she performs an infectious, sultry, multi-layered brand of original, traditional and modern Blues, Soul and Jazz. Every drop of emotion is authentic and shows all who are present that she’s a willing servant to Jazz, Blues and Old School Soul. Where would most any notable act in the area be without drummer/percussionist, Micah Thomas? He plays with panache and with the heart of an old soul. An affable and charming young man, his professionalism and skill are what make him an “in-demand” and “go-to” player. Brushfire Stankgrass, Liberated State are just two of the groups he spearheads and/or co-created. Currently working with Jesse Barry and the Jam, he also sessions and moonlights with Eric Congdon’s jam band.