Smart Bets: Ben Phan

In Asheville’s music community, there may not be two bigger mutual fans than Ben Phan and Jane Kramer. The pair met a little over two years ago when they were on the bill for a local benefit show and were deeply moved by the other’s songs and performances. Phan calls Kramer “amazing,” while Kramer praises her friend’s transcendent guitar skills. “While you can hear his discipline and training in his playing, you can also hear his creative irreverence and all the risks he is taking, which is very inspiring to me,” she says. Backed by Phan’s band The Soul Symphony, the two artists will combine their talents Saturday, July 28, at The Grey Eagle. $12/$18 VIP reserved seating in first two rows. thegreyeagle.com. Photo courtesy of Phan

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com 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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One thought on “Smart Bets: Ben Phan

  1. boatrocker

    I found it quite humorous to see just the top of Ben’s head on the site pic until
    I clicked on the actual article.

    I am reminded of so many family pics from my youth.

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