Catch us in the brew tent at the French Broad Brew Fest this Saturday!
We’re excited about playing on a barge on the French Broad River for “Float for a Cause” next Saturday, August 17 (starting at 12:30 pm).
We’re playing a show with the Sufi Brothers, Krekel’s long-time project with Woody Wood, at the Jack of the Wood in Asheville on July 12. We’ll be swapping sets. Expect a a wide-ranging mix of roots music and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as some terrible jokes.
Check out the Nantahala Bike Trials Invitational on Saturday, June 1st for a two-wheeled acrobatic spectacular! Registration starts at 8 am and is open to everyone. Competition starts at 10 am, and in the evening, and don’t miss The Mad Tea: Krekel & Ami at Big Wesser BBQ & Brew from 7 pm – 10 pm. Visit http://www.noc.com/bike-trials for more info.
Here’s a video of us (joined by special guest Stannita Mason) playing at RiverMUSIC the other weekend. The two songs are “Whaddya Want?” and “All I Want to Do is to Love You,” both covers – learned from the Robins and the Equals, respectively. Enjoy!
We are bringing our hero Baby Gramps to Asheville next week. We have set up four distinct opportunities for you to see him perform:
Friday, June 8, 7 pm – The ArToREtuM in Candler
Saturday, June 9, 8 pm – Static Age on Lexington Ave.
with the Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks
Sunday, June 10, 7 pm & 9 pm – On the LaZoom Bus
Tuesday, June 12, 9 pm – Jack of the Wood with Mad Tea!
Seattle’s one and only Baby Gramps is a performer with a style so distinctive you’ll never forget it. He’s been called “The Salvadore Dali of Folk Music.” He plays acoustic antique resonator National Steel guitars, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues songs from the 20′s & 30′s, folksongs, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing. Don’t miss a chance to see him, Asheville!
We’ll be joining our friend Secret Agent 23 Skidoo this Sunday at 2 pm at the Orange Peel in Asheville for the CD release party of his new record, “Make Believers.” We’re on two tracks of the album, which is terrific.
Here are a few moments of the end of our set at ZaPow! Krekel had just broken a string, but that didn’t stop him or the dancers.