BOB HINKLE: Tales and Tunes from the Music World Appearing Sat May 13th 2017 at 8pm
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
More Stories and Songs from Inside the Music
Bob Hinkle’s Tales and Tunes from the Music World
“More Stories and Songs from Inside the Music” implies a second chapter. Longtime habitués of the White Horse Black Mountain may remember that a few years back club owner Bob Hinkle regaled a concert audience with true tales from his years at the center of the entertainment industry. Those stories, by turns surprising, poignant and humorous, have evolved in the telling and have been joined by others.
On Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.Bob will tell his insider anecdotes interspersed with period-appropriate songs as well as a few new numbers.
An Asheville native, Bob Hinkle gained national fame fresh out of the University of North Carolina with the folk-pop trio The Good Earth, which also included William “Oliver” Swofford of “Good Morning Starshine” fame. After that group disbanded and the release of a solo album, Ollie Moggus, Hinkle gravitated toward the business side of show biz. As a manager his many clients included Etta James, The J. Geils Band, Harry Chapin, the young Olsen twins, watermelon-smashing comic Gallagher, Kenny Rogers, Manfred Mann and more. He also consulted with The Band on their first live recording and recommended signing up and coming acts like James Taylor and Creedence Clearwater Revival while working for Ampex Records.
Entertainer eccentricities, along with life on the road and in the studio, have provided a treasure trove of stories. For example, did Mick Jagger really enhance the profile of his famously tight pants as Etta James claimed? Just how many daily sit-ups did J. Geils singer Peter Wolf do to maintain his lean physique? It it true that Harry Chapin was already an Oscar winner before launching his songwriting career? These mysteries and more will explored in detail in first person recollections from someone who was there.