BILLY EDD WHEELER "Hotter Than A Pepper Sprout" Celebration Sat July 28th 2018 8pm


A Evening of Songs and Stories 
In Celebration of 

BILLY EDD WHEELER'S
Newly Released Memoir
HOTTER THAN A PEPPER SPROUT

featuring 
BILL EDD WHEELER
discussing his life and his new book detailing his experiences from 
the West Virginia coal country to New York to Nashville


KATHY MATTEA
Kathy, like Billy Edd is a native of the West Virginia Coal Country 
and will be singing several of Billy Edd's coal songs  including "Coal Tattoo", "Red Wing 
Blackbird", "Coming of the Roads" and maybe others, 


WHITEWATER BLUEGRASS
sharing other Bill Edd songs including  "Jackson"and "Rev. Mr. Black"


DOUG ORR

Tonight's celebration will feature a relaxed discussion of Billy Edd's life and works with his close friends Kathy Mattea, Doug Orr, and of course Billy Edd Wheeler along with great songs and  stories.



TICKETS
$25 in advance 
$28 at the door 




Billy Edd Wheeler is a West Virginia-born American troubadour, an important part of the Appalachian storytelling tradition. He’s written songs made famous by Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Richie Havens, but songwriting is only part of his impressive body of work. The latest from the pen of the prolific Wheeler — a pillar of the Western North Carolina arts community and a longtime Swannanoa resident — is his memoir, Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout.



More About Billy Edd Wheeler

 His songs have sold more than 57 million unit and 
have been recorded by over 150 artists including
Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Neil Young, 
Kenny Rogers, Judy Collins, The Kingston Trio, 
Nancy Sinatra, Richie Havens, Chet Atkins, 
Hank Williams,  Jr., Glenn Campbell, Del Reeves, 
Hank Snow, Loretta Lynn, Peter Paul and Mary, 
Jerry Reed and others 
His hit songs include
Jackson, Coward of the County, 
The Rev. Mr. Black,
Desert Pete, High Flying Bird, 
The Coming of the Roads, Coal Tattoo, 
Blistered and  Little Brown Shack Out Back.

Winner of 13 Awards from the 
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Inducted into 
The Nashville Assoc. of Songwriters Intl. Hall of Fame
 and TheWest Virginia. Music Hall of Fame 

He's also authored numerous outdoor dramas including
The Hatfields & the McCoys
Young Abe Lincoln
Johnny Appleseed