MUSIC ROOM: Blake Christiana & Rick Bugel of Yarn w/s/g Mike Sivilli of Dangermuffin
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- ALL AGES
- 8PM SHOW, 7PM DOORS
- RESERVED, SOCIALLY DISTANCED SEATING
Blake Christiana and Rick Bugel are the founding members for the band, Yarn. That’s certainly no small accomplishment, especially for a band that spent two years honing their chops during a Monday night residency at the famed Kenny’s Castaway in New York’s Greenwich Village. In effect, it allowed them to rehearse onstage, mostly in front of audiences that often ranged in size from five to fifty people on any given Monday night.
8 studio albums followed — Yarn (2007), Empty Pockets (2008), Come On In (2010), Almost Home (2012), Shine the Light On (2013), This Is The Year (2016), and Lucky 13 volumes 1 & 2. The band then took to the road, playing upwards of 170 shows a year and sharing stages with such superstars as Dwight Yoakam, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart, Allison Krauss, Leon Russell, Jim Lauderdale and The Lumineers. They performed at any number of prestigious venues — Mountain Stage, Daytrotter, the Orange Peel in Asheville, the Fox Theater in Boulder, the 9:30 Club in D.C, South by Southwest, the Strawberry Festival, Rhythm and Roots, Meadowgrass and more, eventually accumulating over 1,000 shows, half a million miles and performances in nearly all 50 states.
Indeed, the accolades piled up quickly along the way. They appeared on the Grammy ballot for 3 of their studio albums, garnered nods from the Americana Music Association, placed top five on both Radio and Records and the AMA album charts, garnered airplay on Sirius FM, I Tunes, Pandora, CNN, CMT and Roughstock.com, and also accorded the “Download of the Day” from Rolling Stone, and even shared songwriting credits with John Oates, of Hall & Oates fame.
Mike Sivilli is a founding member of the band, Dangermuffin and half of the music producing team, The Moon Brothers for Los Angeles based Morning Moon Productions. Mike's guitar style is a style all his own, tasteful, technical, original, and sincere all at the same time.
When Blake, Rick, and Mike join together on stage something just feels right. They reinterpret your favorite Yarn songs as well as some new takes on some of their favorite songs, with a bit of commentary along the way. Always a unique experience and never the same show twice.
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801