Brad Heller and The Fustics + Jangling Sparrows

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Brad Heller and The Fustics + Jangling Sparrows

The New Rustics

Wed, August 28, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages


Brad Heller and The Fustics
Brad Heller and The Fustics
Brad Heller has established himself as a credible force among current songwriters, whether with his backing band, The Fustics, or performing as an acoustic artist. Honing his craft for over a decade and a half the North Carolina transplant has built a reputation as a thoughtful songsmith who tackles a wide range of personal and social issues. Heller finds creative drive in honoring the diverse musical influences that inspired him, while never abandoning his own unique sound.

On his 2019 fifth full-length effort, The Sentence, Heller explores themes indicative of the middle-class experience as he continues to build his audience with constant touring and spirited live shows. Voted Wilmington’s “Best Original Rock Band,” Brad Heller and the Fustics will be hitting the road in full force in the new year and beyond.

“…the sound of Heller and company is hard to pin down…A natural storyteller…complete with mellow acoustic rhythms and cutting electric riffs…likens his songwriting to that of Kentucky’s Chris Knight.” – Charleston City Paper

“They make honest to god rock and roll…at times sounding like The Jayhawks or even bigger bands like The Wallflowers…dramatic in the same way Van Morrison or Led Zeppelin can be in their quietest moment.” – Southeast Performer

“…taking the legacy of Redheaded Stranger, Nebraska, Blood on the Tracks, and Son Volt’s Trace in their own hands and hearts.” – Grayson Currin, Independent Weekly
Jangling Sparrows
Jangling Sparrows
Fronted by award winning songwriter, Paul Edelman,
Jangling Sparrows are fun, crowd pleasing , soul driven Americana.

Veteran of some of the biggest Philadelphia tickets of the day, Paul has shared bills with Scott Miller and Mic Harrison both of the V-Roys, Robert Earl Kean, James McMurtry, Drive-by Truckers, Neko Case, Big Sandy, Langhorne Slim, Patty Larkin, The Sadies, Cordero, The Bottle Rockets and Grayson Capps among many others so far.

Paul has worked with some of the industries greatest names, he has recorded with Jimmy Johnson (founder Muscle Shoals Studio), Nashville Session Staple drummer, Martin Parker (Ricky Scaggs, Allison Krauss, Pattti Loveless) And Keyboardist Steve Fordham ( Mavis Staples)

Paul relocated to Asheville, NC in 2008 where he quickly grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition.

Jangling Sparrows have coined the term "zydefolk" in describing their sound.

While firmly planted in roots rock and songwriting, the band often flirts with 2nd line, shuffles and zydeco feels.
The New Rustics
The New Rustics
Based out of Asheville, NC and coming together in the fall of 2017, The New Rustics members Jeff Robinson (Guitar/Vocals), Chad Clay (Drums), Robert Lovejoy (Bass Guitar) and Nick Minier (Guitar/Vocals) quickly found a natural chemistry together.

Becoming somewhat of a family, the band has fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, and rock, adding subtle jams to create an eclectic, high energy, and upbeat style that is certain to keep fans on their toes while moving their hips.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801