Catch him and his band, the Soul Symphony, at RiverFest on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Poetry Cabaret’s performance in Washington, D.C., a new craft spirits distillery called Eda Rhyne and a retrospective look at musician Ben Phan’s crowdfunding experience.
During January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness month, newly launched local organization Project FIGHT is hosting several events aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat trafficking in Western North Carolina. Rock band Armadilla will headline one such benefit concert at The Mothlight on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local tree-planting initiative plus albums by Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony and Honey Be Nice.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony’s album crowdfunding campaign will go live, and later that night, the band will perform the to-be-recorded work in its entirety at The Grey Eagle.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
A singer and dexterous guitar player, Phan wrote much of his debut album Dreams in Modern Folk while walking solo from Mexico to Canada. He’ll play those songs plus some unheard numbers at a benefit concert for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion. The Grey Eagle hosts the event on Saturday, June 18.
Ben Phan and his band, the Soul Symphony, are preparing for a release party for their first original album, Dreams in Modern Folk.