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MUSIC » Sounds Pretty
4th September 2008

Angi, Joti, Sarahbrown, Topher… THIS Friday, September 5th at Heiwa!

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30th July 2008

Baby Gramps in Asheville!

Wednesday, August 6, 7 pm
Baby Gramps and Mad Tea Party!
Very special LaZoom Bus tour.
Limited seating.
Tickets and info here:

Thursday, August 7, 5-7 pm
Baby Gramps in Pritchard Park
Family friendly show - great for kids.

Saturday, August 9, 9:30 pm
Baby Gramps and the Screamingjays!
MoDaddy’s, 77-B Biltmore Ave.


Find out more about Gramps:

Baby Gramps is an amazing amalgamation of everything that anybody’s ever heard including Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Dave Macon, Charlie Patton, Blind Blake, Captain Beefheart, the Tuvan Throat Singers and Popeye. Baby Gramps has created a highly developed and completely original musical concoction that is easily the most intriguing synthesis to come out of the roots revival of the late 20th Century. He plays beautifully “betwixt the cracks in the piano” a la Ornette Coleman, can scat the blues three notes at once, and has invented his own guitar technique he calls “scribbling”. Gramps does amazing tricks with timing, timbre, tempo and pitch that no one can hope to imitate, and reinvents himself nightly, never performing a song the same way twice.
~ Glenn Howard, American Musical Heritage Foundation

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3rd July 2008

Hey Neighbor! at the Town Pump July 4


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23rd May 2008

A message from the Baker fam…

I am emailing you today to ask you to oppose a current bit of legislation called the Orphan Works bill in our US congress that sounds innocent enough, but actually is a giant loophole for anyone, including megacorporations (Google is a huge backer of this bill), to profit big time without getting permission from or giving compensation to every visual artist/photographer that you know. It will reverse US copyright law as we know it.


Please go to this web site and click on “Contact your Senator in opposition to S.2913 NOW” and ” Contact your Congressman in opposition to H.R. 5889 NOW”. These links will automatically identify your senators and representatives by typing your zip code. it takes 30 seconds, honestly. 


Here’s an article in the Boston Herald that puts the Orphan Works bill in plain english. Its a real quick read. Also read the comments on this article which help explain a photographer’s point of view on this.

Unless you are for abolishing copyright and against the ability of visual artists to have income to live, please go to the links and email your congress representatives today. Do it!


Thanks and our love to everyone,


Dave and Alex


Here’s the photographer’s comments from the Boston Herald article that explains it much better than I have. Please read:


“I am a semi-retired photographer who has worked for close to 40 years producing work in some of the world\\\’s most troubled spots. My work documents many of the important issues of this time. Some were taken at risk to my life. The value of copyright is critical, as it protects the value of these images. That provides an income during my retirement and an estate for my family. Diminishing my rights, defined in Article 1 of the Constitution will have a severe economic impact on me. The problems of \\\”Orphan Works\\\” can be solved without destroying the protection I have now. Please don\\\’t take away the value of my life\\\’s work. Any new legislation must include appropriate protection for artists. The problems of museums can be addressed without, in effect, robbing me of protection. Any law, in a country such as ours, can be crafted in a way to use technology to resolve the issues without creating excess profits for huge new companies that will monitor my work. Leif Skoogfors”


“Mr. Skoogfors\’ comments are striking and evidence of the emotion that goes into creating. Everyone benefits from the creative community, it inspires and entertains, and enriches our society. Artists and photographers make sacrifices and devote their time to create, some even risk their lives in a effort to capture. The thought of Yahoo or Microsoft, Google, Picscout, Flickr or whoever coming along and taking this away from the rightful owners is abhorent. If artists/photographers/writers loose their creations, they can\’t support themselves. All of the \”supposed\” outcry to keep art from being lost? Its just coming from huge companies that want to be able to sell the fruits of other\’s labors in order to make themselves rich at the creator\’s expense- and as for the libraries? museums? they exist to preserve things that have VALUE. If these creative objects have value, then why should they be any less \’REAL\’ property than our cars or homes and why should their ownership be any less protected? The Canadian model should show that the \”orphanage\” can be a very small place and needn\’t include all art. Since 1990, there have only been a few hundred \”orphans\” - because there is a fee held in escrow and a board that must determine if the work is really unattributable. There are already large sites devoted to profiting from the infringers - the infringer posts, the big web site splits the money with the infringer, and if caught, the big web site is off the hook. The best the artist or photographer can hope for is to have their artwork removed. (I just contacted a fellow artist today regarding one such usage on \”\” and could have contacted at least a dozen more if I had had time) Removing the penalties will just create a larger market for those that wish to profit unfairly.”



21st May 2008

On The Take / Kareem Abdul Guitar / Camp Loops …Thursday, May 29th …Rocket Club!

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15th May 2008

Mad Tea Party …Saturday, May 17th

The Mad Tea Party will be playing at the Montford Music & Arts Festival THIS Saturday, May 17th at 5:30 pm!

 The Montford Music and Arts Festival is FREE and fun for the whole family!

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14th May 2008

Bayou Diesel TONIGHT at the Grey Eagle!

Bayou Diesel will be playing at the Grey Eagle tonight (May 14th).  Asheville’s All-star Cajun/Zydeco Dance Band will be in full motion at 8:00 pm.  They will be performing their wildly-fun mountain mardi-gras dance music …featuring Cajun, Zydeco and Louisiana 2nd-line favorites.

SHOW 8:00 pm
$10 for lesson and Show
$6 for Dance


Who is Bayou Diesel?
Mike Rhodes Drummer from the Blue Rags
John Mulholland Rubboard rhythm master from the Rib Tips
Paul Leech Bassist Galore and washtub professor from County Farm
Scott Sharpe Steel from the Blue Rags, Cisco Playboys 
Steve Burnside Accordionist, guitarist from original Leftover Salmon, Cisco Playboys
Steve Davidowski Sax and pianist for everyone from Dixie Dregs to Vassar Clements
Steve Trismen Champion fiddler from One Leg Up and Jupiter Coyote
Woody Wood One guitar says it all from the Blue Rags, Custard Pie, Hollywood Red

Guest appearance Don and Marty Lewis of Sons of Ralph

This show kicks off the first of 4 shows throughout WNC the week of May 14-May 18
For more info, contact; 828-669-2592

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14th May 2008

The Cheeksters …Thursday, May 15th at Bobo Gallery

This Thursday you will have a chance to catch The Cheeksters in an intimate setting at Bobo Gallery.  Show gets started at 9:30 pm.  Having two great shows on the same side of Lexington this Thursday will make it easy for the directionally challenged.  Down the hill from Bobo …Broadway’s.  Up the hill from Broadway’s …Bobo.  There will be time to do it all!

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13th May 2008

REIGNING SOUND w/ THE GRIEFS …at Broadway’s …THIS Thursday

The Reigning Sound w/ The Griefs!  …Thursday, May 15th. 

 Head on down to Broadway’s (120 N Lexington Ave.) for  …the BEST!

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12th May 2008

Teenage Heart / Nasty Ponies / No Brass (VA) …Monday, May 12

Gourmet Perks  (165 Merrimon Ave.)        

1 dollar PBR.   3 dollar cover.  Show starts around 8 - 9 pm.

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