Smart Bets: Project/Object

Celebrating the music, life and Dec. 21 birthday of composer/engineer/visionary Frank Zappa, Project/Object puts on a rare show. The lineup includes founder Andre Cholmondeley (a recent transplant to Asheville) with a stellar lineup of national and local musicians. Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Derrick Lee Johnson (Booty Band), Jamar Woofs (The Fritz) and Keith Harry (Deja Fuze) make up the group — the Asheville show will be their first time, collectively, as Project/Object. Guitarist Denny Walley (pictured) also makes an appearance: He met Zappa when they were both growing up in California and went on to be part of both Zappa’s and Captain Beefheart’s bands. Of playing with the former he told one interviewer, “It was like being taken to college.” Project/Object will be at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8 p.m. $12/$15. thegreyeagle.com. Watch for a review at mountainx.com. Photo by Robin Gelberg

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