Smart bet web extra: The Billy Sea

In case you missed The Billy Sea‘s performance at this summer’s Bele Chere festival, the self-described “global Americana” band will perform this Friday at The Altamont Theatre. The show takes place on the second night of a two-day audio and video tracking session for the band’s upcoming album — the concert will be video taped.

About the Billy Sea: “Founded by slide guitar revolutionary Billy Cardine, the sound is firmly planted in American roots music, but also pulls influence from all corners of the world.  Cardine, a classically trained pianist in his youth, eventually fell in love with the sound of the slide guitar and plays Dobro, Chaturangui, Weissenborn and Electric Steel guitars.  River Guerguerian commands a wide range of musical styles on his unique blend of percussion instruments, combining elements and experience from all over the world, and resulting in a powerful rhythmic perspective that is both familiar and otherworldly.  Bassist Jake Wolf adds his intricate and original mix of musical elements, as a powerful melodic voice and a driving rhythmic force on the 6 string bass.”

Friday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. $12.

Watch the Billy Sea perform “Bengali Folk” during a Live in Studio B performance:

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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