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White Horse 11th Anniversary Celebration!
November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST$11 – $22
We have a fantastic line-up including:
- Bob Hinkle
- BJ Leiderman
- Abby the Spoon Lady
- Dr Daniel Weiser
- The Belfast Boys
- Tracey Schmidt
- Hollander Blue
- Song Medics
Bob Hinkle, owner of White Horse, is an Asheville native who spent over 40 years in New York at the center of popular music. Beneath his hyble demeanor and casual approach is a lifetime of experiences and relationships with many of America’s finest musicians, record labels, and companies of the past half-century. He’s worn many hats in his career, singer, songwriter, poet, recording artist, composer/lyricist, corporate executive, consultant, music writer, artist manager, executive producer, record label founder. These roles brought Bob in contact with a virtual who’s who of the music industry.
Abby The Spoon Lady, a local Appalachian treasure and social media phenomenon, plays a wide range of music, a mix of Americana, early jazz ragtime country blues, jug band, western swing, Vaudeville, and Appalachian folk. Born Abby Roach, in Wichita, Kansas, she has carved out a remarkable career as an American roots musician, radio personality and free speech activist. She first started street performing and busking to finance her travels across the US, primarily hopping freight trains. Today Abby hosts story-telling events where she discusses the lifestyle of the American hobo.
BJ Leiderman, noted composer of the instantly recognizable theme music heard of NPR’s Morning Edition, Weekend Edition and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell me! sings and plays piano. He recently release his debut album, BJ, which was recorded at Echo Mountain Studios and features musical guests, Bela Fleck and the Ramble Bramblett Band. BJ has worked as a writer (as in copywriter), for clients as diverse as Nickleodeon, The Chris Rock Show, Fox Kids, Cartoon Network, Christian Broadcasting Network and Spike TV.
Dr. Daniel Weiser has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from Peabody Conservatory. He own the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical education life. He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegia Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C. and Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago.
The Belfast Boys, always a favorite – are Alyn Mearns (guitar & vocals) and Adrian Rice (mandolin, bodhran & vocals). Classically trained, Mearns is well-known as a consummate guitarist and inspired singer/songwriter. Adrian Rice, poet and Adjunct Professor at Applachian State University. Both hail from the Troubled streets of Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently live in Hickory, NC. Their blend of traditional Irish music and songwriting make for a wonderful experience.
Tracey Schmidt is a nationally touring poet who makes her home in the gray blue mountains of Asheville. She performs by memory her own work as well as mystical poets of several traditions.
Hollander Blue, who grew up in a small town in rural Massachusetts, release her first album, Accidental Confessions, in October 2011. The album is an eclectic mix of revealing and intimate songwriting, bridging the genres of folk, rock, indie and pop.