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Rhoda Weaver, Mike Filippone, Joe Medwick
November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST$6 – $10
Join us for a night of soul, rock ‘n’ roll, and Muscle Shoals!
Rhoda Weaver and The Soul Mates are a local band out of Asheville NC comprising four talented musicians and one powerhouse lead vocalist.
Michael Filippone (upright bass, electric bass and vocals) hails from New York’s Long Island, coming from a talented musical family. He is one with his upright and electric bass, having been on stage with the likes of Johnny Winter and in the band, Flasher, with the famous Eric Carr from Kiss in Filippone’s early days. More recently, he has played with the legendary drummer, Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Filippone plays everything from jazz and blues to rock and country and is a strong vocalist. He has over 30 years of experience playing concerts and touring Long Island and the U.S. performing with various dance/show bands.
As a long-time friend of the late, great Levon Helm and other members of The Band, it should come as no surprise that Joe Medwick loves the Woodstock/Muscle Shoals sound. After all, the upstate New York native is a lifetime member of the Midnight Ramble, Helm’s famous informal musical gatherings at Levon Helm Studios that were somewhere between a concert and a jam session.
So, it stands to reason that Medwick wants to keep that tradition alive. Medwick, a native of Watertown, N.Y., began his music career as a teenager before logging more than 20 years of helping his friends sell and market records. Joe returned to performing in the early ’90’s with the help of guitar great and now best friend, former Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris guitarist Albert Lee.
He has played with Merle Saunders, Derek Trucks, The Neville Brothers, The McGarrigle Sisters, The Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Levon Helm, Willie Dixon and others.