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Local Live: JAY BROWN, ANGIE HIEMANN, and JQ VAY Monday Sept 3rd 2018 7pm

Tickets:  $10

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

This evenings Local Live concert features 
Jay Brown, Angie Heimann, and JQ Vay

Join us for another wonderful evening 
featuring great local talent from 
Western North Carolina. 


Angie Heimann, front woman of the Mendocino county, CA’s The Blushin’ Roulettes, and more recent member of newly formed North Carolina band The Appalucians, pens earthy, old-time tunes with a modern twist. "Her songs are stripped down, sexy little jewel boxes stuffed with ancient mountain magic," says the San Francisco Free Folk Festival. Angie belts her stirring songs of damsels in their bliss and distress in a clarion vibrato often likened to Iris Dement.


JQ Vay is a singer songwriter with roots deep in the Appalachian music tradition, branches reaching out to embrace the world. His lyrics aim for the heart; contemplative, wistful, and uplifting. His finger style guitar playing rolls on like a winding river.

Born in the autumn foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Vay grew up on a small sunny farm with deep dark starry nights, forests, a creek, river, a record player, and lots of records. When he wasn't wandering the woods with his dog Gypsy, you'd usually find him sitting on the floor, staring into those spinning black discs mesmerized by voices singing him on journeys through worlds of heartache and joy, love and longing. He soon heard his own voice welling up from within, his own song being born, and so he learned to play guitar and he started singing.

Though Vay has been quietly writing songs since he was a young child, he has only recently been impassioned to share them with a larger audience. Last year he began recording at Hollow Reed Studio in West Asheville NC. His most current singles are available for purchase on He has just returned to his mountain home after wintering and performing in Thailand and is now working to develop his performance schedule for the year.


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.