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

Dave Desmelik
Ryan Furstenberg
Jay Brown

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

press pic by Vickie Burick
Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them. There is no sugar coating involved. His songs are not wrapped in false smiles, rather they are stark and open and tend to settle on the pulse of everyday life. An unclosed and evolving journal of thoughts set to music and melodies in prose and instrumental performance. Desmelik was born and raised just outside of Atlanta, GA, but has traveled and lived in a multitude of landscapes. He currently resides in Brevard, NC. He was an original member of Onus B. Johnson, a successful band based in Flagstaff, AZ in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. This band was on the front wave of jamgrass while maintaining the passion for songwriting. Today, Desmelik continues to pursue an ascending path as a solo artist.

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Ryan Furstenberg is a musician/singer-songwriter who was born and raised among the Eastern NC tobacco fields, learning classic country and 70s rock on harmonica and then guitar. He plays regularly with internationally tour act, The Moon and You, as well as with many musicians in town. Though he's based in Asheville, NC, Ryan tours the Eastern US and Western Europe.  His rich country baritone and easy Southern style bring an undeniable Americana flavor to the table.

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Jay Brown
An American roots musician, Jay has hundreds of classic songs in his repertoire, as well as another hundred or so originals. Jay can often be found playing in pubs around Asheville, but he has also studied and performed music across the far reaches of the world, including New Orleans, California, India, Ghana, Peru, and Swannanoa.

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