Smart Bets: Jahman Brahman

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Formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 2007, Asheville-based fusion band Jahman Brahman is primed to translate its latest Bonnaroo experience to local stages. The self-professed “shred ‘n’ flow” ensemble’s ties with the Manchester, Tenn., Music & Arts Festival began in 2012 with its members working with the “IcyRoo” team, which provides water and ice to the entire grounds. Various connections led to performances for festival crew and staff, including a stage in the Pod 3 area that guitarist Casey Chanatry calls “basically a flat-bed truck with hay bales around it.” Persistence and a growing fan base led to a proper stage and official listing on the Bonnaroo schedule in 2017 and again last month. The group plays Asheville Music Hall on Friday, July 27, at 10 p.m. TUB, featuring Chanatry and members of Winston-Salem band Taft’s Bathtub and Asheville’s own Freeway Revival, opens. $5 donation. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo by Sandlin Gaither

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About Edwin Arnaudin
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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