I hang with Andrew Fletcher today as part of a two part series. Andrew is an Asheville famous local pianist who has also become an activist on behalf of the local buskers. He has a seat at the table with city council to advocate for busker rights and help determine self-policing, rather than having laws enacted.
Because of his dedication to the downtown businesses, he has taken an interest in the FlatIron situation and vote which happens today. Listen in a EverythingAVL.com on BizRadio 1350am at 5:30p and join us this Thursday for a continuation of the conversation!
Longtime friend Anne FITTEN Glenn is on EverythingAVL on BizRadio 1350am today at 5:30p! Known as Edgy Mama, Brewgasm and AVL/WNC Beer expert, Anne Fitten and I talk the business of writing, publishing and living in the craft beverage world! Listen in at BizRadioWNC.com!
Friend and serial entrepreneurJen Goff joins me in studio to talk Art, Real Estate, Health and charcuteries! She keeps it all going while raising her family. Listen in today at 5:30p on BizRadio 1350am and on EverythingAVL.com!
(Mountain XPress) Traditionally, concept albums have been almost exclusively within the rock idiom. But Asheville-based singer and songwriter Whitney Moore has breathed new life into the form by applying it to a very different musical style: jazz. Celebrating the release of the local history-themed Asheville, Moore’s band, Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, will play a show at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, April 27.
Moore formed Queen Bee and the Honeylovers with double bassist Trevor Stoia in late 2016. From the beginning, the band focused on early and swing jazz. “This was right after the [presidential] election,” Moore recalls. “And sweet, nostalgic music was very healing and therapeutic in an otherwise dark moment.”
But rather than exclusively playing classics from the pre- and postwar jazz eras, Moore decided to take Queen Bee and the Honeylovers in a different direction. “I love writing, so any project I had was going to have some original music,” she says. “And as we started to write music, I was looking around for inspiration.” She found it close to home.
Read the full feature by Bill Kopp HERE>
[UPDATE: The Saturday, April 27 show is now sold out, but the band has announced an encore performance on Friday, May 3, at 8:30 p.m., also at Isis Music Hall.]
James and Sidney share their story about running a website from home. James also talks about being a part of the Asheville comedy scene. Check it out today at 5:30p on 1350am and online at BizRadio!!
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