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Announcing Aerial Space’s Winter Student Showcase and 1 Year Anniversary Party!
Saturday, January 8th, 2010
Aerial Space
Student Showcases 1-5pm
5pm Raffle
5-7pm Anniversary Party
828-333-4664
46 New Leicester Hwy. Suite 103 Asheville, NC 28806
Suggested donation is $5 – $10: available online & at the door the day of the event

Asheville, NC ~ Aerial Space is excited to announce their Winter Student Showcase and One Year Anniversary Party on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Aerial Space extends a warm invitation to everyone in the community to come and see some amazing aerial circus arts throughout the day and enjoy the anniversary celebration in the evening… please spread the word!


Aerial Space
is a studio dedicated to the promotion and education of aerial movement and art ~ Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Aerial Dance, Aerial Yoga and … just good clean fun up in the air. Their goal is to contribute to the Asheville community by offering both adults and children an outlet for play, self-expression and exercise. They offer a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels from Aerial Kids starting at age 6 to Aerial Yoga. Aerial Space thinks everyone should be able to run away and join the circus, if only for an hour. 

The Winter Student Showcase will be from 1-5pm and features techniques that the students have learned in classes at the Aerial Space over the past year. It’s their chance to show off their talents to their friends, family, and others in the community to see what they have been doing in these crazy aerial classes. Some will be short demos, others will be more polished and choreographed to music. Some of the students performing are Craig Lewis, Waverly Jones, 6 year old Eli on Silks and Sling, Alex Berkow on Silks, Jessica Hill on Silks, Hali and Bryn on Sling, Rowan and Jessica on Sling, Jennifer Cribbs on Trapeze, Hazel on Silks, and lots more will be announced.There will be a raffle including Patagonia luggage, local gift cards and lots more at 5pm; which also marks the beginning of the Anniversary Celebration which will go until 7pm!  Drinks and snacks will provided by local businesses. 

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Directions:
Aerial Space is located at 46 New Leicester Hwy. (Moose Heart Drive.) Suite 103 Asheville NC 28801
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From Patton Ave. Turn onto New Leicester Hwy. Go 1/8th mile. Turn left onto Moose Heart Drive.
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Go 200 feet to the first big building on the left.
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Aerial Space is a wonderful place to celebrate birthdays, private group events, and workshops. They can quote an hourly space rental with a variety of exciting options including private aerial lessons, demonstrations and performances. Impress your date, your boss or your family by letting Aerial Space host your next gathering. Call 828-333-4664 or email Owner/Artistic Director, Blue de Leeuw, at blue@aerialspace.org or visit www.aerialspace.org for more info.
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Special thanks to Aerial Space’s local affiliates: Asheville Aerial Arts www.ashevilleaerialarts.com and NC Aerial Yoga Teachers: Aerial Fit www.aerialfit.com

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watch a video interview with Wood about the Kickstarter campaign

Aaron “Woody” Wood has a musical background that is as diverse as it can get. His earliest memories are of making the rounds in the bluegrass circuit with his father A.L. Wood, often sitting on stage with Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. He’s dabbled in every genre from folk to rock to blues and was a pivotal member of the Blue Rags, a band signed to Sub Pop in the 90s. He’s had the opportunity to share the stage with R.L. Burnside to Leon Russel to Sara Evans to Carlos Santana as well as a slew of New Orleans finest. He’s currently embarking on a new venture, funding a solo project on his own.

Recently Aaron finished a 5 song EP at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC. Using the site www.kickstarter.com he is asking people to work with him to finish the album. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. It is powered by a unique all or nothing approach where projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands. Aaron has funded the first half of his album himself, and has about 60 days to raise $9000 to finish. The risk is all on him.

Project creators inspire people to open their wallets by offering smart, fun, tangible rewards, i.e. products, benefits, or experiences.

Here’s an idea of some of the incentives that will be offered through the site: The $1 to $5 dollar range will get you downloads of the songs he’s already finished that you can listen to right now. Other levels will offer, hand made screen printed CDs, Posters, Vinyl, and T-shirts. There will be other levels that offer an opportunity to be apart of the recording experience, have Aaron record a mutually agreed upon cover, or have him play a private show for you and your friends.

A special tier will be offered for local and regional fans, that will get you a copy of the full album as well as an invite to a house show/pool party featuring Aaron Wood, Jason Krekel and a few more musicians. Food, drink, pool, yard games and 40 ft slip and slide will be provided. Space is limited for this tier so sign up early.

To hear the first 5 songs of the album, please check out www.aaronwoodmusic.com Be sure to check www.kickstarter.com for updates and to see how you can be a part of making a great record.

Press Quotes:
“Aaron “Woody” Wood is using a unique approach – call it social networking, or crowd-sourced funding – to get a full-length album recorded and produced… I love this model for getting an album created and honestly… In this digital age of online connectedness, it’s all about creating a vibrant network that wants to be invested.” ~ Ashevegas Blog

“I’ve been a fan of Wood’s since seeing him play the first time and wondering who the hell it was that was shredding the guitar like that. I think I’m gonna pony up.” ~ Blog Asheville

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Keller and The Keels have officially announced that they  are in the studio recording a new album “Thief”.

This will be the second studio album featuring Keller Willams with Larry &  Jenny Keel.    To get a sneak listen of what’s in store, on Dec 16th they’re releasing a  new LIVE song,  “Dancin’ Fool”– (Frank Zappa) from a past show on Keller’s website in the Once a week Freak section.

Freekers,

The words Frank Zappa and blue grass don’t often appear in the same sentence. That’s what makes this track interesting. This features the rock solid bass and high harmonies from Jenny Keel and the ripping crazy guitar solos and vocals of Larry Keel. I’m proud to say that as you read this the follow up to Keller and the Keels “Grass” is being recorded. It will be a record of covers called “Thief” and it will come out late next year. This track was recorded at the first Delfest in Cumberland, MD. It’s always an honor to be on the same stage as Del McCoury but to be a part of his festival was super cool.

Credits: Dancing Fool, F. Zappa C)1995 Zappa Records/ C) 2009 Starworld LLC

You can check it out here.

Keller

KELLER  AND THE KEELS: Keller Williams and Larry Keel have known each other since their early years, growing up near Fredericksburg, Virginia, both playing in bands that frequently appeared on the same bill at local venues.  Later on, Keel appeared on Keller’s “Buzz” CD along with fellow Bluegrass peers, Magraw Gap.  Since then, Keel has joined the stage with “K-Dub” on many occasions all over the country, with Keel’s band fronting the sensational solo act that Keller has developed over the years. More recently, Keller has brought Keel and bass-playing wife, Jenny, out for various tours nationwide, to present a more acoustic, “Bluegrassy” version of his own original tunes and of great covers of diverse music that all three players love in common.  The chemistry of this trio is special indeed, as anyone attending the “Keller and the Keels” shows can testify. The first studio album, “Grass”, the trio recorded includes  some great covers a la newgrass from the vaults of Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, and Jerry Garcia and the Dead, amongst others. Its also leans heavily on Keller’s original compositions, and with a good measure of humor and bold musicianship that makes the mix completely irresistible.  The soon to be release second album, “Thief”,  will be exploding onto the scene soon and knock you all off your feet, so get ready!

In the meantime, check out their just released LIVE track of Zappa’s “Dancin’ Fool” on Keller’s website in “Once a week Freak!

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