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The 2nd Annual Jam in The Trees Fri-Sat Aug 25-26, 2017
at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC
150 Eastside Drive, Black Mountain, NC 28711 | Phone 828.669.0190

The 2016 Inaugural Event Raised $5000 for Wild Forests & Fauna!

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Black Friday at 10am:
FRIDAY + 2-DAY PASSES: http://www.pisgahbrewing.com/shows/jam-in-the-trees/
SATURDAY + VIP PASSES:  http://www.pisgahbrewing.com/shows/jam-in-the-trees-2/

ASHEVILLE, NC — We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 2nd Annual Jam in the Trees taking place Friday-Saturday, August 25-26, 2017 at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC. Early bird tickets go on sale on Black Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10am. Stay tuned to the festival’s new website www.jaminthetrees.com for more information and updates! Stay tuned for the initial artist announcement in late December. Merchandise from the 2016 JITT is available on the website.

The inaugural event in 2016 featuring The Wood Brothers, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Brown, The Burrito Brothers, and more, was a great success. It raised $5000 in contribution to Wild Forests & Fauna (WildFF) and all the work they did and do to make things happen in Western North Carolina to protect, restore and support threatened forests and wildlife. Relive some of the wonderful moments of 2016 through photos of the event by David Simchock Photography at www.frontrowfocus.com.

“At WildFF, our Big Tree Project that leverages outreach education and reforestation to protect forests in Western North Carolina and around the globe. Jam in the Trees was an incredible event that was rooted in the positive support for our community and supported the growth of our Big Tree Project.” WildFF’s Executive Director Benjamin Colvin says, “Since JITT, the Big Tree Project has grown and has even sparked a relationship with ABTech and local company ArborZen to restore a razed site with over 500 native trees. We are thrilled to be a part of this and can not wait for Jam in the Trees 2017!”

“Jam in the Trees fit like a glove in our beautiful amphitheater, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with this organization again in support of our most precious forests and natural resources in 2017. It’s a real win-win!” says Benton Wharton, Events Manager for Pisgah Brewing.

The 2017 event promises a wide range of award-winning musicians over two days with live performances, exquisite local food offerings, VIP events with the artists, and down-home fun. Limited VIP and weekend ticketing packages will be available. Doors open at 7pm on Friday for shows on the indoor stage. Gates open Saturday at 12pm, with music starting at 1pm throughout the day until 11pm on the beautiful Pisgah Outdoor Stage, followed by an “After Hours Jam” on the indoor stage.

JITT is now accepting art vendor applications for Jam In The Trees 2017. JITT is booking non-food vendors only; if you are a food vendor interested in being a part of JITT, please contact Pisgah Brewing directly. Here is the link to the Art Vendor Application: http://bit.ly/JITT_ArtVendorApp_2017.

“We are incredibly excited to be working in 2017 in support of our mission of philanthropy, music, and community as we bring Jam In The Trees back to Pisgah Brewing with a portion of the event proceeds once again going to Wild Forests and Fauna.” Lifelong resident of Asheville and President of Jam In The Trees, LLC, Laurel York, continues, “We hope the ‘jamsters’ will come out again in 2017 for an even better event than last year and show their support for their great cause!”

More information about Jam in The Trees can be found at www.jaminthetrees.com, www.facebook.com/JamInTheTrees, www.twitter.com/jaminthetrees, and www.instagram.com/jaminthetrees.

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Help Donna the Buffalo Get a New Bus!
Perform with the Band, House Concerts, Tickets

More information → www.gofundme.com/donnathebuffalo

Trumansburg, NY — One of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America for since 1989, Donna the Buffalo has created a community environment at their shows through their distinctive, groove-heavy, and danceable music. Donna the Buffalo is a band for the people that is accessible, positive, and memorable. With roots in old time fiddle music that evolved into a soulful electric American mix infused with elements of cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country, Donna’s music often contains social and moral responsibility as core beliefs, and they are just simply fun to get out and celebrate life with.

Donna the Buffalo is founding members Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins joined by David McCracken, Kyle Spark, and Mark Raudabaugh. “It’s been really fun with this lineup,” Puryear says. “You get to the point where you’re playing on a really high level, things are clicking and it’s like turning on the key to a really good car. It just goes.”

After over a decade of service and after delivering the band safely to over a thousand gigs, it is time to retire their beloved purple Eagle tour bus. Being on the road for over 25 years, the band spends nearly half the year on the bus. At this point they cannot continue doing what they do without buying a new bus.

They put 1 million miles on the original engine traveling from coast to coast; from their home in Trumansburg on down to Suwannee, from MerleFest to Mcdowell Mountain, from Blue Heron to Grand Targhee, and every fine venue in between. Over mountains, through valleys, across plains, and desert, our bus has enabled Donna the Buffalo to share their music with you all.

In the last 6 months they have replaced the engine twice. At this point, with yet another round of mechanical issues due to the bus’s age, they are struggling to make it to their shows. The time has come. Jeb Puryear says, “We have no choice but to buy a new bus.”

Owning and maintaining a bus is no small feat. Jeb, along with the bands driver Loi Cao, Jordy Risk, and many others through the years have worked extremely hard to maintain the bus and keep everyone safe on the road. Tara says, “We appreciate everyone’s devotion, love, and hard greasy grueling work to keep us in our purple bus on the road all of these years.”

“We love our bus and we are sad to see it go” All of the band agrees saying, “We have wonderful memories with you all because of that bus. We will carry this love on to the new bus.”

The band’s manager, Ben Greenberg, has started a GoFundMe page to help make it happen→ www.gofundme.com/donnathebuffalo. All money raised will be used directly towards the purchase of the new bus. They have been shopping steadily and we have found one that they are very excited about.

From the moment the band posted the campaign to social media, within 24 hours over 20k was raised. Tara says, “We are feeling the love so strongly! I can’t even express how much we appreciate this. We are feeling incredible gratitude and love! And it’s only the beginning! Thank you so very much from all of us! This means so much to us! We are sending you love back big time! We can get there, I hope we can! We can’t wait to drive in our new bus out west down south, up north, and east! Love and thank you to all! I know we can do this!”

Levels of donations range from $25 for a signed copy of their next studio album when released to house concerts with Tara and Jeb to performing a song with the band and a lifetime guest list for two. They have been in the studio a handful of days already this year and are planning on returning this winter to lay down more track. More news will be forthcoming about the next studio release. There are also a couple of Herd Getaway Lottery entry levels for one person or a couple for the possibility of winning a weekend on the bus with the band, a private meet & greet and cocktails with Tara and Jeb including show tickets, a private songwriting session with Tara and Jeb, dinner and cocktails for two with Tara and Jeb, guest list for a year or two for two people, box seta, t-shirts, mugs, hats, a weekend on the bus. All of the levels are named after songs that have become fan favorites over the years.

“We thank you all for your continued support, love, and friendship. It means the world to us. We can’t do this without you and we can’t thank you enough. Peace and Love Always,” Donna the Buffalo.

For more information and tour dates, please visit www.donnathebuffalo.com
facebook.com/donnathebuffalo and twitter.com/donnathebuffalo

 

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Leftover Salmon Announces Spring 2014 Tour Dates
Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat

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Newly Announced Spring Tour Dates:
5/23 Fri – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL*
5/25 Sun – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/26 Mon – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/29 Thu – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA*
5/31 Sat – Penguin Fest – Wilmington, NC* !
6/03 Tue –  Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA*
6/04 Wed – The Hamilton – Washington DC* !
6/05 Thu – The Hamilton – Washington DC*
6/06 Fri – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC*
6/07 Sat – Ziggy’s – Winston- Salem, NC*


* Featuring special guest Bill Payne of Little Feat
! w/ Jeff Austin w. Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin

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Leftover Salmon is happy to announce additional dates for their 2014 Spring Tour. They are also thrilled that Bill Payne of Little Feat will be joining the band for the majority of the run. Tonight, April 1, LoS plays a second night at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in Chico before heading to the midwest for a few shows.

Payne joins the band for the two-night run at the Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins and they close out the first leg of the Spring tour with “Still Smokin,’” an event taking over the streets of Denver in front of Cervantes on 4/20. This May, LoS and Payne travel through the midwest for a few shows and then veer south to Florida, after a stop at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, and then onward to Georgia, North & South Carolina. They’ll head up through Virginia and land in DC for a two-night stand at The Hamilton before returning to North Carolina for more shows.


In mid-June, they will be back in Colorado for Snowmass Mammoth Fest and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Early July brings LoS and Payne to Las Vegas to play at the NEW Brooklyn Bowl location for two nights. This summer Leftover Salmon ft. Bill Payne perform at many festivals throughout the country including the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, and Phases of the Moon.

LoS Fan Club ticketing for the new shows will go on-sale at 10am (MST) on Thursday April 3rd.

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Be sure to tune in to LiveSalmon.com for LIVE-streams of all shows (provided there is access to an Internet connection) and downloads of live performances within a few days of the show

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Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little Feat on Complete Tour Dates
4/01 Tue – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Chico, CA
4/03 Thu – Sweetwater Shakedown at Papa Charlie’s – Lutsen, MN
4/04 Fri – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN >
4/05 Sat – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI >
4/18 Fri – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO* %
4/19 Sat – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO* #
4/20 Sun – Still Smokin’ @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
(Outdoors – In the Streets) – Denver, CO*=
5/01 Thu – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN*
5/02 Fri – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO*
5/03 Sat – George’s Majestic – Fayetteville, AR*
5/04 Sun – Beale Street Music Festival – Memphis, TN*

5/23 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville, FL*
5/24 Sat – Papa Joes’ Banjo-B-Que Music Festival – Evans, GA*
5/25 Sun – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/26 Mon – Windjammer – Isle of Palms, SC*
5/29 Thu – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA*
5/30 Fri – Blackstock Music Festival – Blackstock, SC*
5/31 Sat – Penguin Fest – Wilmington, NC* !
6/01 Sun – Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC* ! $
6/03 Tue –  Harvester Performance Center – Rocky Mount, VA*
6/04 Wed – The Hamilton – Washington DC* !
6/05 Thu – The Hamilton – Washington DC*
6/06 Fri – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NC*
6/07 Sat – Ziggy’s – Winston- Salem, NC*
6/13-15 Fri-Sun – Snowmass Mammoth Fest – Snowmass, CO*
6/19-22 Thu-Sun – Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO*
7/2 Wed – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
7/3 Thu – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
8/8-10 Fri-Sun Targhee Bluegrass Festival – Alta, WY*
7/31-8/1 Thu-Fri Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT*
9/11-14 Thu-Sun – Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival – Danville, IL
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Featuring special guest Bill Payne of Little Feat (April 18th – September 14th)

> w/ The Giving Tree Band
% w/ Gipsy Moon
# w/ Grant Farm
! w/ Jeff Austin w. Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin

$ w/ Jon Stickley Trio (Late Night)
= w/ Bonnie Paine and Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and Friends

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For more information and further tour dates, please visit: www.LeftoverSalmon.com

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LIVE SALMON
Fresh Downloads, LiveStreams and more from Leftover Salmon

 
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Leftover Salmon is happy to announce LiveSalmon.com, your source for fresh performances. Concert downloads will be available at www.livesalmon.com usually within a few days of the live performance. All shows from the Winter Tour are now available for download.

Winter Tour Compilation
Free Download!
As a special treat, Leftover Salmon is offering a Winter Tour Compilation Download for FREE! Click Here

Live Streaming
Leftover Salmon will also be streaming all shows LIVE from www.livesalmon.com, provided there is access to an Internet connection. Show streaming starts tonight (3/28) LIVE from the Bluebird Theater for LoS’s 3-night run. Be sure to tune in!

Leftover Salmon Spring Tour Dates
Thu- Sat, March 28-30 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sat, April 13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sun, April 14 Steamboat Springs, CO – Gondola Square (Free Show)
*w/ Head for the Hills
Sat April 20 Driftwood, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival
Sun, April 21 Houston, TX – Houston International Airport
Tue, April 23 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
Wed, April 24 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Thu, April 25 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Fri, April 26 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Sat, April 27 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf

FESTIIIIVAAAALLL! Summer is right around the corner and Leftover Salmon is serving up a full plate of prime time festival appearances all over the country including DelFest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, All Good Music Festival, Northwest String Summit & many more!

For complete tour dates please visit: www.LeftoverSalmon.com

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Hey all!

Amazing writer friend Dave Shiflett just posted a review about me– Dreamspider Erin– haha– I am so used to getting all the musicians and events the press, that this is a turn of events…

Check it out at:http://alivewithoutpermission.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/erin-scholze/

Here is a short excerpt of a much longer story:

I had made plans to stop and see Erin on the way home from the Mt. Airy music festival in northern North Carolina. I  met Erin several weeks before at Merlefest, where one of her clients – Tara Nevins, who fronts Donna the Buffalo and also has a solo career – was talking up her new CD, “Wood and Stone,” in the press tent.  Erin is one of those people who is instantly likable, with a warm bearing, terrific smile and whose eyes, as I’ve pointed out in an earlier post, are full of sunshine. What also stands out is her love of her clients’ music. I have dealt with many publicists during my years as a critic and many times they seem to simply be going through the motions. Erin, by contrast, is genuinely enthusiastic about her work. Over the course of the Merlefest weekend, whether at the press tent or during a performance, she would slip by to fill me in on some aspect of the song being played, perhaps how it fit into the band’s history,  or to invite me to another performance. I would soon find that Erin’s enthusiasm is also a reflection of her belief that music is not simply entertainment but a source of social cohesion and an antidote, if only temporary, to life’s endless trials and tribulations.

Cheers~!

Erin Scholze, Dreamspider Publicity


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Donna the Buffalo heads out to Roanoke , VA tonite to play at Awful Arthurs. Here are some excerpt from a recent interview with Tara Nevins by Kat Mills with 16 Blocks Magazine:

A WORD WITH DONNA THE BUFFALO

Local Singer Songwriter Kat Mills talks to the group prior to their show at Awful Arthur’s Towers

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Some of us remember when Donna the Buffalo was the new kid on the festival scene, nearly twenty years ago when roving groups of rabid fans were branching out from the Grateful Dead to follow bands like Phish and Blues Traveler. A new hybrid dance groove infused with American roots sounds but more kinetic and fresh was leading young people back to festivals to find their kind. If you attended one of those festivals, you have probably seen Donna the Buffalo.

With origins in New York State, but making the whole eastern US home, DtB has remained a fiercely self-directed operation. They write their own tunes, create their own scene, and continue to cover a wide touring area throughout the year, happy to take on new fans along the way…

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Recently I got a chance to ask Tara a few questions about their current tour and the difference between music and non-music towns.

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KM: The Roanoke and New River Valleys are, in some ways, searching for a musical identity. We have a great mix of influences, and some real local talent, but have yet to become a true destination for many touring artists. After building the band from the ground up, and founding a festival, do you have any insight to offer a community working on creating a scene?
TN: We see communities struggle all the time. We started our festival in Trumansburg, NY (Finger Lakes Grass Roots) where the community was already alive with great music and music appreciation, so for us it was a no-brainer. It is hard in a town where the general population doesn’t seem geared toward or centered around music. We experience this going from town to town, city to city. You can feel it in the air for sure when a town is alive with music lovers craving the chance to hear and see live music. I would say that in general people like feeling involved, so starting an event like a festival provides a real chance for involvement and promotes interest, which promotes community, which promotes growth and allows for the possibility of something great evolving on many levels.

KM: How is such a self-propelled and grass roots operation as DtB adjusting to the “digital revolution”?
Web presence, digital distribution and tour diaries are becoming more important for independent artists. What is working for you there?

TN: It’s all working for us. It’s now a growing part of our already established machine. You want to have a presence wherever you can. The selling of records, though, has changed dramatically. [With] people downloading, records don’t sell like they used to. It’s a transitional time, and that can be a little rough.

KM: Please catch us up on news for 2011. We’d love for you to share updates on Donna recordings,
but also on your latest solo endeavor.

TN: I just finished recording a (solo) record with Larry Campbell (Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Dylan) up in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm’s studio. The record is due out in April on Sugar Hill Records. I feel fortunate to have had this opportunity. Larry is an incredibly talented musician and producer, and a super person. Levon played drums on two of the songs! He is also wonderful. There are 13 tracks on the record. I wrote pretty much all of it. It is both exciting and nerve wracking.

Donna the Buffalo is planning on recording in February and March. We will be recording this new record in Nashville and have been talking with a fabulous producer and engineer. It will also be on Sugar Hill. I’m not sure when the release will be. We are very excited!

Kat Mills: Any special guests on this leg? I see Roy Jays band will join you for a few dates, including Roanoke.

Tara Nevins: Yes, Roy Jay is joining us on several dates for the winter. He is a great guy and his band is full of gritty bluesy grooves…

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READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://16blocksmagazine.com/2011/01/a-word-with-donna-the-buffalo/

Writer, Kat Mills (Photo above) is an independent singer/songwriter based in Blacksburg VA and touring throughout the east and beyond. Info and recordings at www.katmills.com

Click here to see a video interview with  Kat (interviewer of this article) after she opened for Levon Helm at Floydfest last year.

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Asheville Aerial Arts Open Auditions

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
6-10pm
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46 New Leicester Hwy (Moose Heart Dr.) Ste 103
Asheville, NC 28806
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Registration Contact: Christine Aiken
Christine@ashevilleaerialarts.com 828-301-5615

The Asheville Aerial Arts are looking for supportive, non-competitive artists of integrity to join their aerial family. Membership dues $50 monthly covers open workouts and 2 rehearsals weekly. We perform and teach at various events. Should have a demonstrated history of discipline and commitment to the arts. Knowledge, strength, balance and flexibility are equally important. Must be 18 years of age and have health insurance (beginning 5/11). This is something that you can train and get involved with~ so if you are interested please do come on out!

Who is Asheville Aerial Arts?
Asheville Aerial Arts is a group of performing artists that perform, practice, and explore many types of aerial arts. We are artists, spotters, trainers, directors, make-up artists, photographers, and administrators that are striving to bring aerial acts to the forefront of the arts community. The troupe formed March of 2007 debuting at the Patron Party Frost for the Asheville Arts Council’s White Ball in June of the same year. Beginning immediately, their growing popularity soared amongst organizations and individuals hiring the troupe for public and private performances as well as aspiring performers interested in joining the company. Asheville Aerial Arts has continued to grow and foster under its Artistic Director and Founder, Christine Aiken. Members of our troupe have trained and performed all over the world and are diverse in their performance style. More information is available about our troupe, staff and performances at http://www.ashevilleaerialarts.com. Asheville Aerial Arts is based out of Aerial Space. More information on our home studio can be found at http://www.aerialspace.org.

What does Asheville Aerial Arts do?
Asheville Aerial Arts is available for performance and instruction bookings. We individualize each event to coordinate with your event theme including aerial apparatus acts in silks, sling, lyra, spanish web and trapeze. We perform at large functions, private parties, fund raisers, schools, festivals, and theatre performances. Our aerialists are professional performers, each with their own unique aerial arts style and skills. We are continuing to develop our skills and repertoire through aerial workshops, rehearsals, recruiting, and experience.

We are available to perform for a variety of events and functions. Your guests will be astonished and intrigued by our aerial acts. Rarely will you find a more versatile form of entertainment to compliment your party, performance, or event. Each performance is customized to accomplish your visual goals in the venue of your choice. The cost is calculated based on the type, duration, magnitude, and scope of the event. 

Find Asheville Aerial Arts on Facebook and Twitter.

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