Smart Bets: QuickChester

In his Atlanta days, Mark Chester served as the vocalist and percussionist for The Flying Oatsmen, a cover band specializing in jam and funk songs. Upon moving with his family to Asheville slightly more than a decade ago to run Fired Up! Creative Lounge, he put a greater emphasis on growing his guitar and songwriting skills and found a creative partner in local guitarist Paul Quick. The duo began performing as QuickChester, and they have since recruited Kate Barber (flute) and Ed Barber (bass guitar), and now the group is ready to share its debut CD, Cocoon. For the record release show on Sunday, Feb. 10, at The Grey Eagle, Chester has recruited The Flying Oatsmen to help bring the album’s full-band sound to the stage. The show begins at 8 p.m. $10. Photo courtesy of Chester

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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