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Jimmy Landry 11th Annual Birthday Bash Sat 10/5 8pm $18/$20

Tickets
$18 advance
$20 door
JIMMY LANDRY'S 
11th Annual Birthday Bash! 
with special guests
Chris Rosser & Wes Collins

NEWS FLASH!  
AMANDA PLATT
from The Honeycutters
will join us tonight!
 There are people in this world  . . . 
       who make you feel better just by being around them.
There are people in this world. . . . 
       whose smile lights up hearts . . . and not just rooms.
There are people in this world . . . 
     who have the gift of crafting songs which resonate deeply
     which speak to the universality of the human experience.
JIMMY LANDRY is one of these people.



JIMMY LANDRY - Black Mountain resident, born in Washington DC, and raised in the nearby northern Virginia suburbs, Jimmy Landry has an illustrious history, playing with many musical icons, from Stevie Ray Vaughn to David Crosby to Richie Havens to David Wilcox, John Gorka, Patty Larkin... it's a long list. Jimmy has been featured on the stages of some of the country's finest music festivals: The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival are but three. Now a fixture in the burgeoning Asheville, NC music scene for over two decades, great songs, a memorable voice, and a passionate, sweaty enthusiasm for what he does are what linger with you after an encounter with Jimmy Landry and his music.





CHRIS ROSSER
Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. As a solo performer, he has opened shows for folk and pop luminaries such as John Mayer, Tom Rush, David Wilcox, Shawn Mullins, John Gorka, Nickel Creek, and more. He has released four solo singer-songwriter recordings, Archaeology (1998), The Holy Fool (2000), Hidden Everywhere (2006) and A Thousand Hands (2014).Rosser illustrates his talent as an instrumentalist and composer in the world fusion trio Free Planet Radio. He plays the Indian dotar, sarod, Turkish cumbus oud, melodica, piano and guitar on their two CD releases New Bedouin Dance (2004) and The Unraveling (2008). He also tours internationally as the keyboardist with master Turkish musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and plays piano, guitar and oud in Grammy-winning flute virtuoso Rhonda Larson’s ensemble, Ventus. In 2014, he will tour with Ventus for 35 shows in the top concert halls of the People’s Republic of China.Rosser has won songwriting contests at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and the Merle Watson Festival, has showcased twice at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and was a New Folk finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival. As a recipient of the 1999 WNC Regional Artists grant, he continued his studies of Hindustani classical music and the sarod (a 25-string fretless Indian lute) with world famous Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan in San Rafael, CA. In 2003, he was awarded a prestigious songwriter/composer fellowship from the NC Arts Council. Chamber Music America awarded him and Free Planet Radio a grant in 2014 to compose and perform a three movement piece for the trio plus string quartet. Rosser earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami School of Music where he studied jazz piano and studio recording.In addition to performing, Rosser has produced and engineered over 150 CD projects for other artists in his Hollow Reed Arts recording studio in Asheville, NC. He has composed music for national commercial spots, and TV shows on Animal Planet, TLC, Oprah Winfrey Network and more. His song “Make A Wish” was featured in the TLC show “Jon & Kate + 8” during an episode with 12 million viewers. He composed the score for the pilot and eight episodes of the TLC TV show “United Bates of America.” He recently produced and engineered the album “Unity” for Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band which debuted at #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart.

WES COLLINS


His skill with the guitar makes the most of his imaginative arrangements and nuanced control of cadence and phrasing, underscoring the subtlety and bite of his lyrics. He credits many other singer/songwriters in his musical tent as inspiration, including Neil Finn, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, and Patty Griffin, but Collins is well on his way to establishing his own voice as one we should value.”
North Carolina Arts Council