Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

The Grey Eagle Presents

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

The Resonant Rogues, Acoustic Muffin Duo, Modern Strangers, Devils In Dust, Hope Griffin

Tue, October 17, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Suggested $15 donation at the door

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert
Puerto Rico Benefit Concert
100% of proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of bar/food sales will go directly relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Stay tuned as we announce the music line-up!
The Resonant Rogues
The Resonant Rogues
The Resonant Rogues, based out of Asheville, NC are the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith J. Smith. With influences that include Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz, they take their favorite flavors and blend them into a delicious, danceable dish that is enjoyable for folk music connoisseurs, while still being accessible to the casual listener. The Resonant Rogues have toured relentlessly over their 4 year history, covering most of North America and Europe. Their new record, Hands in the Dirt landed at #18 on the Folk Music Charts, and is available now on Bandcamp, ITunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
Acoustic Muffin Duo
Acoustic Muffin Duo
Members of the widely-syndicated, nationally-touring folk/rock/jam quartet “Dangermuffin”, Mike Sivilli & Dan Lotti. They perform artful and upbeat singer/songwriter material on acoustic guitars and vocals, ranging from artists like Taj Mahal, Wood Brothers, Bob Marley, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, and many others.
Modern Strangers
Modern Strangers
Modern Strangers is an Asheville-based band playing high-energy, toe-tapping, and melodic rock music! A 4-piece combo of journeymen musicians, they take their varied influences and form them into a JanglePop juggernaut with a mountain twist. Hard to pin down their sound, they've heard comparisons from Elvis Costello to early REM to The Kinks. Catchy songs, vocal harmonies and just the right amount of edge make these guys a fun night whether they're playing originals or quirky covers.
Devils In Dust
Devils In Dust
Devils In Dust is an Americana, Roots Rock group from Asheville, NC, composed of husband and wife duo, Leigh Glass and Corey Bullman and long-time musical companion Jacob Bauman. Combining experiences from their individual solo careers and a wide variety of influences, Devils In Dust merges Rock and Roll, Country, Americana, and Soul to create a unique and beautiful sound.
Hope Griffin
Hope Griffin
Bio


Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Hope Griffin was literally born into music. Surrounded by a musical family, she began singing and performing when she was very young. Hope first got turned onto the idea of writing her own music when she received a guitar at age 17. She attended Carson-Newman University and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in classical voice. It was there that her true flair for songwriting developed. Hope’s drive to perform her original works was launched after winning a songwriters contest in college in 2007. She eventually moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she began introducing her angelic vocals and folky lyrics into the music scene.

Since her time in Asheville, Hope has entered and won several singer/songwriter contests, including 2nd place of thousands to open for Dave Barnes. In 2012, her debut single “Hanging In The Balance” made international radio play. She was recognized in regional publications such as the Herald-Journal, The Mountain Express, and The Daily Times. She appeared on WNC television, and began touring all over the Southeast USA. In 2014, in an effort to expand her acoustic sound, she teamed up with NJ born cellist and Asheville transplant JamieLeigh O’Neil to create a dynamic guitar/cello fusion of original sound. In 2016 & 2017, she consecutively snagged both best “Singer-Songwriter” and best “Acoustic/Folk Band” titles in Western North Carolina though community votes. Hope’s “in your-face” style of ballad writing, as well as the duo’s reputation for playing songs that span through the decades has made them popular amongst a wide range of age groups.

Hope continues to wow audiences and stretch the musical boundaries by switching from soulful ballads to high-energy blues with ease. Her 6 original song EP, entitled “Say What You Will” released on February 6th, 2015 to a sold out show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Her third song on the album titled “A Fisherman’s Life” was awarded “best song” in WNC in 2016. Each song on the record offered a diverse style and hook worthy of its subject matter, but all were linked with Hope’s angelic voice, catchy beats, and poignant imagery. This album was one that fans of folk music and singer-songwriters had been waiting for since Hope first began mesmerizing her audiences, and was the perfect exhibition of her extraordinary talent.

Riding on the wings of the success of 2015’s album, Hope jumped back in the studio to record a larger project titled “Where the Soil & the Stars Meet”, which released on October 31st, 2016. As a strong follow up to her previous release, Hope’s newest album—her first LP—is as eclectic and as unpredictable of a musical journey as those who fell in love with her debut might expect. Song after song, Hope defies convention, leading her audience by the hand through honest reflections of true love, a broken heart left devastated, a chance meeting with strangers, to the celebration of a long life well-lived. Constantly blending genres, the very essence of Hope’s trademark style constantly remains: Her lyrical quality of capturing the simplest of life’s moments and rendering them profound reflections on the emotions that unite us all. A haunting and always evolving collection of ballads, “Where the Soil and Stars Meet” peers into the soul of an artist whose fingers remain firmly on the pulse of the curious odyssey in which we all find ourselves.

Hope can currently be seen touring as a Folk/Americana duo with her cellist Jamie Leigh at many venues throughout the Southeast US. Her free spirited personality and ability to tell beautiful stories through song make her a true force to be reckoned with – and a hard excuse to miss.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/