Asheville, North Carolina….slowly becoming a stopping place for live music

I personally have seen quite a growth in the two years I have been here. from Jazz and Pop venues there is a definite place for all types of music to thrive in Asheville, NC. One of the great resources that I use is the website Explore Asheville.com Here you find  FROM BLUEGRASS TO NEWGRASS TO NOGRASS. A progressive and collaborative arts community, Asheville’s modern music scene melds old and new with surprising ease. Music permeates the city from the street musicians who serenade you downtown, to multi-generation bluegrass jam sessions, to a rock club (Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club) named one of the best in the country by Rolling Stone.

Today, Asheville’s music scene is all encompassing. Traditional mountain music still rings out from national artists such as David Holt and Laura Boosinger who live in the area. Classical music from the Asheville Symphony Orchestra fills the Thomas Wolfe Auditoriumthroughout the year.


This week I personally will be performing @ Lex 18. Its a great little cozy spot featuring one of my groups with Xpresso. we will do our Latin Jazz Party thing. Come out and enjoy some Patrick Lopez  this weekend.


Sunday, January 19th 8 PM the ISIS with Russ Wilson and Timothy O’Keefe

Russ Wilson and His Fabulous Orchestra return to the Isis for their first (of six performances in 2014) on the Sunday Night Jazz Series on Jan. 19th. Sharing the stage with Russ will be the world renown actor/singer TIMOTHY O’KEEFE in

Here, in a special tribute, TV Personality and International Recording Artist Timothy O’Keefe offers a fascinating and entertaining look at the life of Frank Sinatra – the singer, the actor and the man. You will visit his most powerful, productive and provocative time, 1953 to 1961, the years he recorded with Capitol Records and established himself as one of the most recognizable personalities on the planet.

From Alan Sewell on The Young and the Restless and Doctor Erickson on Days Of Our Lives, Timothy O’Keefe’s varied and exciting career has led him down a trail as Television and Film actor, recording artist, musical entertainer, director, stage actor.

Along with his soap opera roles, he was seen as Foster Wolfe with Chad Everett on ABC’s McKenna. He has guest-starred in numerous TV series such as Fantasy Island, Quincy, Battle Star Galactica, CHiPS, Buck Rogers, McClain’s Law, and numerous others. O’Keefe’s stage performances have included the roles of Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Curly in Oklahoma, Bobby in Stephen Sondheim’s Company, as well as a string of dramatic roles in numerous award winning plays.

As a singer and entertainer, his nightclub dates include Las Vegas and Reno. O’Keefe was a frequent guest on the Tonight Show and the popular Merv Griffin Show. He received rave reviews from his performances at the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco, the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles as well as the Four Seasons in Seattle.

Tickets are $8:00
743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 · (828) 575-2737

Courtesy of Russ Wilson Facebook Page