Leave a comment on this blog post and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see songstress Jane Kramer and an all-star line-up of musicians play Saturday night at The Altamont Theatre, one of Asheville’s best listening rooms. The band Honey Be Nice will also be on the bill.
The line-up joining Kramer includes percussionist River Guerguerian and guitarist Chris Rosser, two well-known musical masters of the Asheville band Free Planet Radio, as well as bass virtuouso Will Beasley and Billy Cardine, one of the most accomplished and sought-after dobro and banjo players.
Saturday’s show will be Kramer’s first performance at the Altamont Theatre, known for its amazing acoustics.
This mid-summer’s night dream of a singer-songwriter showcase will also showcase the musicianship and harmonies of a relatively new group of players on the Asheville scene, Honey Be Nice. The trio weaves together piano, guitar, Appalachian strings and vocal harmonies to create their own original folk music.
Based in Asheville, Honey Be Nice is made up of Billy Sheeran on piano and vocals, Hannah Furgiuele on violin, guitar and vocals, and Nikki Reid on viola, guitar and vocals. Sheeran and Furguiuele met a wedding, where Sheeran was he was playing piano and she was photographing the event. Reid and Furgiuele first connected over their mutual love of farming and food, then got together to play music after serving together on the Madison County Arts Council.