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HOLIDAY JAM FOR THE HOMELESS Featuring Marcel Anton and Friends on Sun Dec 11th 2016 at 7:30pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door

An old proverb attests that a man is known by the company he keeps. If so, singer/  guitarist  Marcel Anton one talented guy, not only in his own right but in the artists he’s invited to share the stage at the White Horse Black Mountain for a big Holiday for the Homeless Jam. 

The show is a veritable revue of local luminaries, with  singer Peggy Ratusz, trombonist/singer Derrick Johnson and other members of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, singer/guitarist Leeda “Lyric” Jones and blueswoman Ruby Mayfield are slated to appear.

Headliner Marcel Anton’s musical roots are as deep and intertwined as the Louisiana bayous surrounding his home town of New Orleans. Like the city, Anton has a touch of mysticism running beneath his fiery guitar playing and vocals, and he’s absorbed virtually every musical influence from his upbringing and beyond to become an exciting, flamboyant and virtuosic performer.

The bluesy side of the music will be championed by Peggy Ratusz and Ruby Mayfield. While Ratusz is more than able to handle jazz, R&B and rock vocals, she’s probably best known for her deeply felt blues performances. Ruby Mayfield is ubiquitous on the Asheville blues scene, belting out songs or wailing on saxophone. 

Lyric is the performing name of eclectic singer/guitarist Leeda Jones, as well as the name of the five-piece band she fronts. She started singing as child, but gained valuable experience in presentation as an Asheville street performer. Her cover songs and originals embrace sounds that range from soul to hip-hop and many musical spaces in between. 

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is an Asheville funk institution. Formed in Boone in 2002, the band simultaneously pays tribute to classic funk’s legacy while shaping its future. Their idiosyncratic approach has made them favorites on the club and festival circuit. Booty Band trombonist Derrick Johnson and other group members will be on hand to bring the funk.