1:30pm (Family Show): Billy Jonas Band

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

1:30pm (Family Show): Billy Jonas Band

Sun, June 30, 2019

Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 1:30 pm

$9.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages


Billy Jonas Band
Billy Jonas Band
Throw out the rules when the Billy Jonas Band hits the stage! It’s a musical conversation … a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas Band show, the ensemble is… everyone.

“... lush talent ... musically rich ... hilarious ...lovely
... a near perfect blend of great music and playfully educational messages.” - Parents’ Choice

Led by vocalist/guitarist/ “industrial re-percussionist” Billy Jonas, the BJB features multi-part vocal harmonies, drums, bass, marimba, and audience-engaging choreography. Featuring Ashley Jo Farmer, Sherman Hoover, and Juan Holladay, they are known internationally for highly engaging and energetic performances. Impossible to categorize, the band combines influences from folk, jazz, nonwestern traditions and one-of-a-kind sources, including the audience’s imagination!

With quirky, adventurous lyrics and creative instrumentation, their concerts for adults and families captivate all ages. Their seven CDs and two DVDs have garnered a bevy of honors and critical acclaim, including a New York Times “Best” listing, a First Place Gold from American Federation of Independent Musicians, and multiple Parent’s Choice Gold Awards. Their CD “Happy Accidents” received a USA Today “10 Best of 2009” award, and the newest CD by the Billy Jonas Band, “Build It Back Again,” received multiple awards including an Independent Music Award nomination. In April 2010, Billy and the Band were invited to play at the White House!

Billy Jonas (vocals, guitar, re-percussion) - His first ensemble, the Oberlin Big Bang Theory, was the testing ground for his brand of recyclable, homemade instruments, and neo-tribal hootenanny-ism; Billy honed his songwriting and singing skills in the funky folk duo The Billys in the '90s, and subsequently has performed both solo and with The Billy Jonas Band.

Ashley Farmer (vocals, re-percussion) – adds an exciting vocal dimension to Billy's music with creative, flawless harmonies. An awesome singer/songwriter and bandleader in her own right with the Ashley Jo Farmer Band, she is quickly becoming a political firebrand and festival favorite.

Sherman Hoover (vocals, bass, re-percussion) – Sherman holds down the funky bottom-end for the band while adding his own innovative harmonies. An extraordinary multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and songwriter, he is often invited to sit in with some of Asheville's finest bands and musicians.

Juan Holladay (vocals, marimba, re-percussion) - Juan is a mover and groover, adding sweet and smokey tenor harmonies. His own band, The Secret B Sides, has been repeatedly voted #1 Soul Band AND #1 R&B / Blues Band in Western North Carolina.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801