JIMMY LANDRY's 7th Annual Birthday Bash on Sunday Nov 1st 2015 at 7:30pm






A wonderful evening of celebration 
and song featuring

JIMMY LANDRY
DAVID LaMOTTE
BETH WOOD

Three great performers for 
one unbelievably low price !!!!!    




Tickets: 

$10 in advance
$12 at the door





Jimmy Landry

Washington DC native Jimmy Landry has been a fixture on Asheville's lively music scene for more than two decades. He's shared stages with musical icons as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Crosby, David Wilcox, John Gorka, Party Larkin and many more, and has been a featured performer at prestigious festivals like Kerrville, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.  Landry brings his great songs, memorable voice and passionate enthusiasm, all tied together by his powerful sense of the power of community.

Jimmy has served as a catalyst for so much of what's happened in the Asheville singer/songwriter scene's over the past quarter century.    He's brought many nationally renowned performers to the area and he's served as a supporter and encourager of  numerous other local artists.

In 2008 he received a life-altering diagnosis of congestive heart failure and faced an uncertain future.  Jimmy's life took an 180 degree turn as his entire focus shifted to staying alive.       So the opportunity to celebrate another year of life means much to Landry.     To be able to celebrate another year with two of his closest friends in the musical world makes it even more special .

Jimmy, being Jimmy, is reluctant to shine the spotlight on himself.     He's very modest about his own accomplishments in spite of high praises heaped on him by others.  But Jimmy's not shy about wanting to help others out.    A switch to a healthy lifestyle saved his life and Jimmy is committed to encouraging others to take care of their health.    

This year, Jimmy desires to focus attention on local food and nutrition non-profit, BOUNTY and SOUL.

Bounty & Soul is a grassroots, volunteer-run non-profit dedicated to creating a health and wellness movement in underserved communities in Buncombe County. Our fresh, free food markets are providing healthy food along with nutrition awareness and health and wellness resources for children, families, individuals, and seniors who may not have access to these resources. We offer our services at five markets throughout the week serving seniors in a low income senior living facility; a non-profit daycare center; residents living in the greater Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley area at St. James Episcopal Church, the Flat Creek Community, and Swannanoa Community surrounding Creative Village Daycare.
Bounty & Soul distributes produce that is donated by local growers such as Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, Barefoot Farms, MANNA Foodbank, and a dozen other local growers . MANNA Foodbank also provides additional nutritious necessities such as whole grains, beans, nuts, etc. Bounty & Soul will continue to dedicate its efforts to improving the lives of thousands of people in need in Western North Carolina and beyond through the help of our passionate neighbors and supporters. We hope to serve as a model to be implemented in communities everywhere to ensure that health and healthy eating is not a luxury, but a right.

Excerpt About Jimmy Landry from an  article in the Black Mountain News:

"......In 2008 Landry was living the busy life of a singer-songwriter, one who brought talented musical acts to the Swannanoa Valley. Landry helped grow the music scene in storied local venues like McDibb’s and the Grey Eagle, before the latter moved to Asheville.
One day in 2008, feeling under the weather, Landry decided to visit a doctor. He learned that the discomfort he had dismissed as indigestion was actually a heart attack. The cardiologist also told him he had congestive heart failure. Textbooks, he was told, indicated he had six months to live. Or less.......
Sharing his love of music and performance are Wood and LaMotte, who have been Landry’s friends for about 20 years. An influential musician in the area and beyond, LaMotte inspired Landry to move to Black Mountain in 1990s......
Landry’s move to the Valley had a significant impact on the music scene throughout the area, LaMotte said.
“Jimmy hosted a series at the Grey Eagle when it was in town and brought some pretty great names and solid, well-known songwriters to the community,” LaMotte said. “He’s brought his famous friends from elsewhere to come play in this town, but he’s also really encouraging to young folks that are just getting started and not as well-known. He’s been happy to share the stage to give them a boost.”
 








David LaMotte

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 2500 concerts and released eleven full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in forty-eight of the fifty states, as well as extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”

LaMotte suspended his eighteen-year music career at its peak in 2008 to pursue his other passion by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that study, he also spent three months in rural Andhra Pradesh, India working with a Gandhian development organization.



Beth Wood

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Picture a home-body with an ever-present wanderlust, an introvert with a passion for performing, a creative free-spirit with enough discipline to rework her dream year after year, calloused little hands and a big pile of curly hair…and you’ve got Beth Wood.

Beth Wood began her musical journey in Lubbock, a high plains Texas town with a uniquely rich musical heritage that includes Buddy Holly, Natalie and Lloyd Maines, Mac Davis, and Joe Ely to name a few. When she wasn’t dodging tornadoes and dust storms, Beth was studying classical piano, violin, harp, and voice and contemplating the greatness of her Dad’s record collection. With big dreams of becoming a musician, Beth left west Texas to study voice and piano at Brevard College in North Carolina. A detour from her classical studies led her to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar. Beth began writing her own songs and quickly discovered a feeling of musical freedom that she has been hooked on ever since. Eighteen years, thousands of shows, nine albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, Beth has never looked back.