Days before heading to Atlanta for surgery and a month of isolation to combat an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will be the guest of honor at a benefit concert organized by his friends. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the show on Thursday, Aug. 13.
The New York-by-way-of-Asheville band plays the White Horse this week. Here, a bit about their show, and front man Walter Parks’ memories of the recently departed Richie Havens.
The front man for Swamp Cabbage (he’s also half of The Nudes and guitarist for Richie Havens) played a solo show at the White Horse last weekend. First, he talked to Xpress. Click through for the video interview and performance.
Parks’ many sounds and styles include lead guitarist for Richie Havens, half of folk-duo The Nudes and front man for swamp-blues group Swamp Cabbage. He’s also go a solo project which he brings the the White Horse on Sunday.
Young professional classical group Opal String Quartet plays the White Horse Black Mountain’s Sunday Classics program on June 27.
Benefit concert tonight at the White Horse in Black Mountain with Nikki Talley, Dave Turner, Sirius B, Laura Blackley, Kim Hughes, Every Mothers Dream, and WSNB (We Sing Nasty Blues). $12 admission; starts at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to the show, check out the live video/audio stream.
Help Haiti Heal Benefit, a two-day concert in Black Mountain, starts Saturday, Feb. 6 and continues on Sunday and will showcase a wide range of local talent. Xpress hopes to carry a live video feed of the concert for those who can’t attend.