Mountain Made Music
Jay Brown Presents
The Best of Our Songwriter/Performers
Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show affirms that Jay Brown is “the most authentic songster to come out of the Carolina High Country since a man named Doc Watson”.
A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has hundreds of classic songs in his repertoire as well as a hundred-odd originals. He performs with Boone-based roots band The Lazybirds, Indian-flavored world music group Shantavaani and early-jazz cats Swing Guitars. In 2007 he founded The Jay Brown One-Man-Band, in which the sole member handles vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion and piano. The busy musician can be found gigging in clubs and pubs around Asheville and Western North Carolina, but has performed and studied in locales around the world, including New Orleans, California, India, Ghana, and Peru.
Joining Jay for Tonight's Performance in the Mountain Made Monday's Series Will Be:
AARON "WOODY" WOOD
Woody Wood grew up in the North Carolina foothills, surrounded my musical talent. His father, Al Wood, was a pioneer in defining contemporary bluegrass in the 60s and 70s, while his mother introduced him to the joys of vintage rock’n’roll.
He absorbed those influences and more before moving to Asheville at age 20 and launching a musical career with the the swing ragtime band The Blue Rags. The group recorded two CDs for Sub Pop Records and toured the country for five years before disbanding.
Wood’s work as a solo artist is steeped in Southern soulfulness, and he counts New Orleans as a kind of second home and inspiration. His newest release, Sunshine, was recorded in Nashville with some of his former Blue Rags bandmates, and he continues to be in demand as a studio musician and creative collaborator.
Tim Marsh and David Zoll of The Everydays have a high profile on the local music scene. Marsh plays with Chalwa, The Asheville Horns, and Wiseapple (reggae, New Orleans funk and bluegrass, respectively) and Zoll with his own rock band and the Cajun/zydeco outfit Bayou Diesel. They first played together in an electric band that performed Marsh’s original songs, but the realization that they shared an appreciation for acoustic roots music and vocal harmonies led to the formation of The Everydays in 2012. The duo’s sound has been described as “Americana with an indie edge”, driven by the strong guitar guitar skills of both members and seamless two-part harmonies. Their sophomore 2016 CD, When It’s All Over, is a strong collection of ten original songs from the pens of both artists.