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New Year's Eve Party with VIRGINIA AND THE SLIMS plus VOLLIE and KARI and The Western Wildcats on Sat Dec 31 2016 at 9pm

$20 in advance  (includes free champagne toast at midnight)
$25 at the door  (includes free champagne toast at midnight)

We love to celebrate at White Horse Black Mountain and our New Year's Eve Parties have always been filled with great music, great dancing, and fun times.  Come Join Us for This Years Big Blast !!!

This year we feature two great bands who will create the festive spirit and danceable vibes are New Year's Eve shows our known for:




**  Note: This is a general admission event with no reserved seating.  All chairs and tables are on a first come first-served basis.  We hope to open the doors around 7:45pm and we encourage you to come early.

We expect a full house and this event may sell out in advance !!!!!

Virginia and The Slims 
are a fun, danceable jump blues, jazz and swing band 
based out of Asheville NC.

Members include:

Sean Anderson 
Joanna Best
James Kamp 
(Saxophone, Harmonica, Vocals),
Brian Grant
Sid Helibraun
 (Bass, Vocals)
Bill Mattocks
 (Harmonicas, Guitar, Vocals)

"Virginia and The Slims played our 3rd Annual Town and Mountain Realty FUNdraiser and we couldnt have been more pleased with the results!! 

They had everybody rockin' & dancin' and having lots'o fun!! Big fun! 

Give'm a call to lively up your party!!
"-Mike Miller, Town and Mountain Realty

Virginia and The Slims started in Summer of 2013 with Virginia DeMoss on vocals, Perry Lavin on drums, James Kamp on tenor sax, Harry Schaefer on bass, Ginger Drake on alto sax and myself, Sean Anderson, on guitar. Virginia's husband came up with the name and we loved it. The idea was to play blues but to play songs people would respond to, especially swing or jump blues as no one else locally was focusing on that. 
Eventually Virginia left to start a family, Ginger left for Nashville, and Perry and Harry left to pursue their first love, Indian classical music. James and I reorganized with Sid Heilbraun, a rock solid bassist, and Brian Gant, a Nashville pro on drums. Rebecca O'Quinn came on board as our singer. After about a year she left, and we met our current vocalist, Joanna Best. Joanna can bring across old time blues like no one's business and has a great disposition. Just recently we added a long term friend of ours and killer harmonica player, Bill Mattocks. We've just recorded our first EP and are super excited about it! It has our interpretations of six truly classic songs and we really think you're gonna love it!  

Vollie and Kari 
The Western Wildcats 

deliver enjoyable and danceable Western Swing and Classic Country.   The band is fronted by Vollie and Kari Sickenberger who are known for tight vocal harmonies and engaging stage shows. The Western Wildcats include many top musicians including Lyn Netherton, a top flight, in high demand, pedal steel player. 

Vollie and his band really topped off our 2004 New Years Eve party at the Inn. Good listening music for our dinner guests and then a nice variety of tunes for those who wanted to dance…they had both young and old on the dance floor when the bell rang for 2005…
Pete and Karen Nagle
Magnolia Inn/Hot Springs, NC

“Vollie is a LEAF festival favorite for swing dances."
Carol Mallet - Assistant Producer
Lake Eden Arts Festival/Asheville, NC

“Vollie McKenzie? I love playing music with him. So do many musicians - I think he can play any style, anywhere, anytime. Good natured, superb musician, a pleasure to have onstage.”
Peggy Seeger

A versatile musician, a sensitive gifted songwriter, a musician’s musician…it all adds up to 6’7” of pure entertainment pleasure.
Roger Bellow - Flying Fish Recording Artist

It’s all there…style, technique, understanding, and real feel for the music. And it is a delightful mix from all over the map…standards, blues, country, folk, and some nicely crafted originals…More Vollie McKenzie please!!
Dick Goodwin, Ph.D
University of South Carolina

Vollie McKenzie is probably the sweetest singer I know. He’s been singing all his life and it shows in his easy command of both the church music he grew up with and the jazzy swing that he knows so well. He is also a fine old time musician on guitar and bass. I’ve heard him play some pretty good fiddle too. There’s no one I enjoy playing with or listening to more.
John Herrmann - Musician and Producer