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Local Live: JAY BROWN AND ALEXA ROSE Appearing Monday August 20th 2018 at 7pm

Tickets:  $10

Our LOCAL LIVE series 
brings you the best of our regional talent.

This evenings Local Live concert features 
Jay Brown and Alexa Rose.
Join us for another wonderful evening 
featuring great local talent from 
Western North Carolina. 


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.


"Alexa is first and foremost an artist. Like all great artists she has that uncanny ability to take a sparse palette and create images that are at once simple in their construction but so complex in their imagery."
HR Smith

Alexa Rose hails from southwestern Virginia, where she spent her formative years writing songs about bears in her bedroom window and yodeling from the top of her parents' mountain home. Her music is rootsy and alternative folk, with just a dash of those old, haunted country songs thrown in. Since 2013, Rose has called the Carolina mountains home. These days, you can find her playing shows in many of the music hubs of Appalachia, often sporting her trusty, dusty Frye boots and blue electric guitar, affectionately called "Fruit Loop." Her most recent project, released in April 2016, was recorded in Mountain City. "Rose released her debut recording in 2013, and “Red Balloon” is the much-anticipated follow-up for fans of this up-and-coming rising voice of the region. Rose moved to Boone to attend school at Appalachian State University, and she has been touring up and down the region heavily, gathering fans along the way." - The Mountain Times

At 19, Rose released her debut album, "North," which spoke to her folk influences and featured simple renditions of handmade songs on piano and guitar. The album’s premier track, “The Bear,” was featured on WVTF Public Radio’s “Back to the Blue Ridge” program, as well as other regional radio stations. Rose's new album, titled "Low and Lonesome" is due to be released later this fall. The album features accomplished regional musicians like Matt Smith of the Honeycutters, and JT Linville and Timothy Fisher of Pretty Little Goat Stringband. Channeling artists like Gillian Welch and Joni Mitchell, Rose's performances range from whiskey heartbreak tunes to upbeat, sunny waltzes.

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