Noah Proudfoot & The Botanicals
With songs that reveal a wisdom beyond his years, Noah Proudfoot has been penning an endless stream of music for well over a decade. Meticulous lyrics and encompassing guitar riffs make for carefully crafted tunes that stay with the listener long after the song is over. Since releasing his debut album at The Altamont Theater last summer, the Asheville songwriter has teamed up with brother Ben Stockdale on drums, Brady Williams on steel drum, and Tony Mosiello on bass to form a high-energy group that has been perfecting a unique synthesis of reggae, blues, and funk. With positively-charged lyrics, audience members leave feeling motivated and inspired by their captivating live performance. Steadily gaining a foothold throughout the Southeast, the group is excited to announce the recording of their first EP via Kickstarter campaign. From hip-hop to jazz and soul, the five track CD will feature songs that reveal the breadth of the band’s musical capability and variance of style and genre. The show will feature local Asheville musicians and brand new compositions, making for a memorable evening that is not to be missed.
Searra Jade is a songwriter, performer and songleader based in the mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Her "singer-songwriter"-defying music spans many genres and is perhaps best put into a nutshell sounding like "jazzy-philosopholk." Her song content is equally diverse as her musicality, as she writes about everything from fermentation to composting to healing ancestral grief to contemplating infinity, and seeing Searra perform live is a dynamically interactive and story-filled experience. Beyond performing and writing, as Searra is also a private music lesson instructor and facilitates workshops on vocal improvisation and group singing, with the goals of facilitating harmony and tapping into the playful and spontaneous music-maker spirits inside of all of us!