Howard Levy is perhaps best known for his work with Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for “Life in Eleven”, which he wrote with Bela. At home in Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Latin, and World Music, he brings a fresh lyrical approach to whatever he plays and streching the very limits of what an harmonica can do. A favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist that has played with the likes of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. As a sideman, Howard has appeared on hundreds of CDs and played on many movie soundtracks.
Joe Craven, a remarkably intuitive musician, has made music with many folks ranging from Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, to David Lindley to Blues slide guitar master Roy Rogers and groups from Psychograss to The Persuasions to The Horseflies. He was percussionist and fiddler for mandolinist David Grisman for almost 17 years and was special guest with fusion banjo player Alison Brown and her Quartet for almost 7 years.
The show: Picture a stage that looks more like a yard sale; found objects from the natural environment as well as dumpsters, yard sales & thrift stores. Throw in string & percussion instruments from around the world – and around the house. Connect this with a dash of technology involving plugging in electric bedpans, 3 stringed thing-a-majigs and looping landscapes of sound – all created in the moment. Add Howard Levey’s innovative harmonica and piano and this promises to be a great show.
The Isis Theater has 24 local and regional beers on tap, a gastropub style menu, with the theater accessible from the dinning room by passing through the bar.
What: Howard Levy & Joe Craven performance at the Isis
Where: Isis Theater and Restaurant, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC
When: Friday, March 15th, 9:00 PM
Tickets: Tickets are on sale through the Isis – $18 in advance, $22 at the door
Bonus: Asheville Ale Trail Ticket Give Away! We’ve got two tickets for some lucky music lover. See the details on our Facebook Page or cut and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleAleTrail/app_143103275748075
We highly recommend buying tickets first, and if you happen to win, take some friends along, as we anticipate that a show with musicians of this caliber will quickly sell out. Good luck!