If you want to hear some great jug band and jazz, head over to Grey Eagle on Tuesday, Jan. 24, for Jessy Carolina at the Hot Mess, Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks and Big Nasty. (The Hot Mess features piano and banjo player Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, which is where the other blind boy comes in … )
The Sheiks play anywhere from the streets of downtown Asheville to this year’s Merlefest, a coup for the locally based jug band. Their latest album, Asheville Infamous, is available here.
Jessy Carolina and the Hot Mess are coming all the way from the Big Apple, to play early American roots and jazz music. Their press kit has an awesome quote: “Jessy Carolina’s voice touches your soul the second you hear it. If Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald had a child together, it could not be more talented,” says Christof Bergman, Composer and Metropolitan Opera affiliate.