Smart Bets: Jane Kramer

In an Xpress interview prior to their collaborative show at The Altamont Theatre in July, Asheville-based singer-songwriter Jane Kramer called world-music trio Free Planet Radio and Dobro player Billy Cardine the best musicians in town. She also said she wanted them to be her band “whenever [she] can afford to pay them what they’re worth.” The ensemble has since played a few area concerts, recorded Kramer’s forthcoming album and will reunite Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. The evening doubles as a fundraiser for DWT’s Youth Education Scholarship Fund, whose 2018 Emerging Artists winners Nikki Forbes (vocal and songwriting), Daniel Logan (vocal), Mars Mignon (theater) and Logan Williams (vocal) will also perform. Tickets are $35 general/$30 for students (who may also purchase $10 day-of-show rush tickets)/$20 for children. Photo by Rose Kaz for Rose Photo

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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