Cholmondeley relocated to Asheville more than a decade ago, and he plays shows as a solo act, and is guitarist in Wham Bam Bowie Band. But he spends a good portion of his time away, touring with a big-name act or leading Project/Object.
One of the premier exponents of present-day Zappa music is Asheville’s own Project/Object. The group — named after Zappa’s label for his entire body of work, held together by what he called “conceptual continuity” — was founded in 1991 by guitarist André Cholmondeley. The group played a rare local date last weekend.