Smart Bets: Adi the Monk

Asheville-based guitarist/producer Adi the Monk forged a friendship with Bobby Sax in 2016 when the saxophonist found him playing on Eagle Street and proposed a collaboration. Three years later, Adi’s third solo album, Soul of the City Streets, makes good on that pitch and features the two artists working together on each of its eight jazz/blues tracks. A martial arts instructor and former Vaishnava monk who lived in temples in India and Nepal, Adi celebrates the release of the album and the premiere of a music video for the title track on Saturday, June 15, 6-8 p.m., at The BLOCK off Biltmore. “Bobby will be playing several songs from the new album with me — and hopefully sharing one of his originals, too,” Adi says. “I’m greatly honored to have him on the album.” Free to attend. Photo by Mark Low of LowLight Media

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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