“We’re 50-percent of Firecracker Jazz Band, so I guess we’re The 50-percent Band,” quipped drummer Michael Gray around 12:30 p.m. today.
The trio (including Henry Westmoreland on tuba and Je Widenhouse on trumpet) played a few songs outside of Xpress’ offices on Wall Street before police asked them to move on. Reportedly, an area merchant complained about the noise. The band relocated to Pritchard Park: the show must go on.
Hear the full band at Town Pump (135 Cherry St., Black Mountain, 669-4808) on Saturday, March 14, 9 p.m.
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter