BLAINESWORLD #765, Section 12A (NC)

Two great events at White Horse Black Mountain:

* Sat Afternoon: Puppetry – Aesop’s Fables at 2pm

The Asheville Puppetry Alliance and Red Herring Puppets will present “Aesop’s Fables” at 2 p.m. May 28 at White Horse Black Mountain, 105 Montreat Road, in Black Mountain (669-0816).

Red Herring Puppets have created an original rhymed version of the classic tales told with music and large tabletop puppets.
These timeless stories are entertaining for all ages and address topics relevant such as bullying, selfishness, competition, ingenuity, and the affirmation that little beings can achieve great things.
Stories includes The Lion and the Mouse, The Tortoise and the Hare, the Owl and the Grasshopper, The Fox and the Crow, The Crow and the Pitcher and The Stork and the Fox.

Red Herring specializes in creative collaborations with museums, symphonies, theaters, schools, film and television projects, and community and corporate events. Red Herring has been awarded an UNIMA citation of excellence (the highest honor in American puppetry) and is also the recipient of a California Emmy and several grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and the Puppeteers of America.
The puppet company has been designing, building, and performing puppets and specialty costumes for more than thirty years. Artistic Director, Lisa Sturz has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, Jim Henson Productions, Lucasfilm, PBS, NBC, ABC, UNC-TV, The Ice Capades, the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, the Asheville Symphony and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Come enjoy the magic of Puppet Theatre.

Tickets are $7.

* Saturday: Nikki Talley and Pick Your Switch at 8pm

She’s been described as “country, folk, sultry, goth, and that hippie-chick from the South but not one of these adjectives even comes close to nailing down the heart and soul of this smokin’ song-writer singing her way out of the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. Nikki Talley ascends from a line of banjo playing, ballad singing mountain women with the same gusto for their music as they have for their men and whiskey.
Mastering both guitar and banjo and a variety of other instruments she manages to tame upon touch, kicking out lyrics that makes the heart weep, and belting out those songs with the passion of a circuit preacher at a tent revival, Nikki spent the early days of her career busking on the boardwalks and piers of Key West, following the northern star to the streets and cafes of Toronto, hitting venues at hole-in-the-wall bars and lounges along the way.

During these early years, and reflective of Nikki’s determination and ingenuity, and in between her writing, playing, singing and performing, Nikki’s investment in a sixteen-track digital recorder along with a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council turned the multi-talented songstress into the producer of her first CD Brother. She has had 3 releases to date. Due to the success of To Be A Bird (which placed #27 on WNCW’S prestigious Top 100 Releases of 2008), she has toured the southeast & gained many new fans.

Upon her return to Asheville in 2004, competing against over three hundred equally talented musicians, Nikki’s growth and maturity as a lyricist and performer was recognized by industry peers when she easily garnered Asheville’s coveted Carolina Star Award.

Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to an early Liz Phair 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 the Appalachian roots from which she was born, and shores up on the edges of contemporary southern rock, country, blues, and jazz that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.

Pick Your Switch
Award winning Songwriter and performer Paul Edelman-The jangling Sparrow, fronts his red hot rock trio, Pick Your Switch!

Already being acclaimed by fans and peers throughout the region for their raw and explosive live shows.

Edelman, originally from Philadelphia, left as one of the most respected artists in his genre. Paul has shared the stage with some of Americana’s biggest acts including The BottleRockets, James McMurtry, Robert Earl Kean, Niko Case, Big Sandy, The Sadies , Slim Cessna, Scott Miller among many others . He has worked with music legends like Jimmy Johnson, founder of Muscle Shoals studio, Nashville session staple drummer Martin Parker (Rickky Skaggs, Patti Loveless) and keyboardist Steve Fordham (Mavis Staples). Upon moving to North Carolina he grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition. Now brings his award winning, lyrically driven song crafting and journeyman performances to a ferocious Telecaster.

105C Montreat Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Phone and email:
(828) 669-0816

Bob in New Jersey:

A very talented friend is headed your way. (Listen to I get a Kick out of you!) – Bob
Tierney Sutton Band I Get a Kick Out of You

Diana Worthan Theater
Sunday, June 5th
The concert starts at 7pm…BUT there will also be a masterclass for vocalists in the afternoon FREE of CHARGE.
in other Tierney Sutton Band news…. THE NEW ALBUM, “AMERICAN ROAD” IS “In The Can” as we hip music folks say….we started on April Fool’s and the TSB all feels this is our best album yet… Selections include: Amazing Grace, Oh Shenandoah, The Water Is Wide, Something’s Coming and Cool (from West Side Story) and many other very wonderful songs…arranged and performed as only the TSB can.As a little teaser…the following link will take you to our version of “America The Beautiful” …pass it around


Womansong is kicking off their 2011 season with a SHE SINGS concert on June 11 and 12 at UNCA’s Lipinsky Hall Auditorium.

To read about the concert and other Womansong news in our inaugural e-newsletter,
please click here

We hope to see you at the concert!

Emily in North Carolina:

Amy Steinberg Returns! Concert
Friday, June 17 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Center for Spiritual Living Asheville
Created By
Alexanne Stone

If you missed her the first time, get ready for an amazing time – spiritually-centered, rocking music, a great sense of humor, amazing voice, and more fun than you even imagined! Amy is absolutely AMAZING!!

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