Upcoming Events

Friday  August 4th 2017  8pm
Peppino D'Agostino (Acoustic Guitar)
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Saturday August 5th 2017  8pm
Kevin Spears with Linda and Larry Cammarata
$15 in advance / $18 at the door

Tuesday Aug 8th 2017       
Irish Jam Session 6:30pm
Open Mic 8:45pm

Wednesday August 9th 2017  7:30pm
The Core (Jazz)
$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Friday  August 11th 2017  8pm
Jonathan Byrd
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Sunday  August 13th 2017  7:30pm
Shueh-li Ong with Greg Waltzer (Theremin, Synthesizer)
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Tuesday Aug 15th 2017       
Irish Jam Session 6:30pm
Open Mic 8:45pm

Wednesday August 16th 2017  7:30pm
The Asheville Art Trio (Jazz)
$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Friday August 18th 2017  8pm
The Riccardi's  (Music, Comedy, Satire)
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Saturday August 19th 2017  8pm
The Asheville Jazz Orchestra  (Big Band / Swing)



White Horse is proud to announce the return of the play

Last June's performance was SOLD OUT 
and we expect this fall's production to sell out as well.
The play will run for two nights.

Friday October 27th at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door

Saturday October 28th at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door


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WONKY TONK Appearing Thu Aug 3rd 2017 at 7:30pm

$10 in advance

$12 at the door

Jasmine Lorraine “Wonky Tonk” Poole grew up in the hard scrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try.

Wonk’s influences, John Prine, Guy Clark, Modest Mouse and Loretta Lynn among them (especially Loretta), are apparent but her music is not derivative. Loretta, Skeeter Davis, Iris Dement and Jenny Lewis come to mind but none of her comparables quite pin her down.

Wonk is her own cowgirl. “Cowgirls get up in the morning, decide what to do and do it”, she was told as a child. Fiercely independent but naturally shy Jasmine uses her alter ego and blue cowgirl boots to deal with the notion of impossibly cruel but equally exhilarating existence

"As brash and vulnerable as Lydia Loveless, her musical compatriot from across the Ohio River, Kentucky’s Wonky Tonk may bear more of an indie polish on her debut single “Montague Road” but she’ll just as quickly spit in your eye as kiss your cheek."
Bucket Full O Nails

"Wonky Tonk, Poole’s Country-music alter ego who has been compared to Lucinda Williams and Lydia Loveless, takes a stage like an occupying army, storming in with purpose, confidence and conviction."
City Beat


One byproduct of youthful innocence is a constant disappointing, bewildering surprise:

You used to call me baby
You used to call me darlin’
Now you don’t call me at all

Another is vulnerability and manipulability:

In the greasy ballroom
You whispered in my ear
Darlin’ life is a gamble, romance a drug
The whole world is dancin'
Won’t you give in and love

Her eleven song debut release Stuff We Leave Behind deals with the necessity of moving on at critical points in your life. Stuff that once seemed important must be cast aside, ex-lovers relegated to the shadows. “Heartbreak makes the jukebox play”, she was once told. Her song titles reflect her wandering spirit and a fascination with time and place. “Cleveland." “Denmark." “Tennessee." “Montague Road." A veteran troubadour at such a tender age, Wonk has toured Europe with the same restless drive as her native Northern Kentucky.

Tom Robbins told us that even Cowgirls Get the Blues but all is not remorse and regret. Jangly sunshine pops through the clouds unexpectedly, such as in “Parkland Avenue” (arguably the best track). Though softly. Without the glare.

Wonk’s lyrics are worth a read even without the music. The album tracks her evolution as an artist and a person. The gravel, rutted road to an emerging wisdom.

Tennessee didn’t you hear
Money’s not real and neither is fear

Pay attention to Wonk. Not just because she is talented and beautiful. Pay attention because she has an important purpose. To help you remember. To help you forget. Or to help you remember why you chose to forget.

CLICK HERE to visit the performers website