Smart bets: Fish & Friends featuring Jane Kramer and Eliza Sidney

Jane Kramer by Sandlin Gaither

Fish & Friends, a recurring smorgasbord of local live music, has found its home at Salvage Station. “We aim to present a diverse cross section of Asheville-based songwriters in a loose, collaborative setting,” says longtime performer James Fisher (Blue Dragons), who curates the lineup. Fisher opens each show alongside fellow musicians Bill Melanson and Jeff Mooney plus drop-in guests, depending on the night. After their mix of original songs and playful covers, a featured act takes over. Next up is mountain songstress Jane Kramer, pictured left — who was reeled back to Asheville’s music scene in 2015, after four years on the West Coast — with harpist Eliza Sidney, right. “We all finish with a collaborative set,” Fisher adds. The fifth iteration of Fish & Friends is on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Free. Photo of Jane Kramer and Eliza Sidney by Sandlin Gaither



About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

One thought on “Smart bets: Fish & Friends featuring Jane Kramer and Eliza Sidney

  1. boatrocker

    Ok, I have to ask. As local ‘play in the round’ music means nothing to me-
    How does one move that harp around when hauling it to a gig (or a photo shoot in the woods)?
    Uhaul? A trailer? A dog sled?

    I thought upright bassists and piano players had it bad.

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