Smart Bets: Billy Jonas Band

When the Billy Jonas Band takes to the stage, audience members of all ages are in for a treat. Led by the eponymous guitarist/vocalist with aid from Ashley Jo Farmer (vocals), Sherman Hoover (vocals/bass/marimba) and Juan Holladay (vocals), the Asheville-based ensemble makes generous use of homemade creations — buckets and barrels, keys and cans, bells and body percussion — that they dub “re-percussion.” Known for shows with ample doses of audience participation, the band has worked up new songs that feature African polyrhythms and Japanese Taiko-style warrior drumming, and will share them at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, June 30, at 1:30 p.m. $10 advance/$12 day of show/$9 each for groups of four or more/children ages 2 and younger get in free. Photo courtesy of the band

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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