Led by local music maven Lenny Pettinelli, Vibration of Versatility (V.O.V.) is a collaborative Asheville-based recording project that has already drawn from the talents of 70 instrumentalists. V.O.V. aims to produce albums from 12 genres in 12 months. With hip-hop, electronic, reggae and singer-songwriter genres already covered, Pettinelli is excited to release volumes 5 (jazz) and 6 (funk) this week. Pettinelli’s side-side-project, Hopetoun, an eight-piece funk band with Asheville and New Orleans roots, will also debut its latest record, From the Big Easy to the Cesspool of Sin, at the release party. Led by NOLA-expatriate Dave Einzig, Hopetoun will headline the shindig after a multitude of performances by fellow V.O.V. collaborators, including members of Empire Strikes Brass, The River Rats, The Roaring Lions and Magenta Sunshine. The festivities take place at The Millroom on Monday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. $5. ashevillemillroom.com. Photo of Pettinelli and Einzig courtesy of Hopetoun
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