Smart Bets: Benefit for Billy Constable

Avery County musician Billy Constable is known for his Appalachian approach to the banjo and for his contribution to such bands as Hypnotic Clambake, The Larry Keel Experience and Big Daddy Bluegrass Band. A recent brain tumor diagnosis has left Constable with considerable medical expenses, and like many professional musicians, he doesn't have insurance. To help with the bills, a large group of friends is coming to Constable’s aid. Fans can get in on that action, too. On Sunday, Dec. 11, the Grey Eagle hosts a fundraiser show featuring Big Daddy Bluegrass Band, Asheville Bluegrass Collective (featuring members of Steep Canyon Rangers, Larry Keel & Natural Bridge and Town Mountain), Jason Burleson and the Bluegrass Buddies, and Nikki Talley. 6 p.m. to midnight. $10 donation.


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