PATIO SHOW :: Parrish Ellis

FREE Patio Show 5-7PM

PATIO SHOW :: Parrish Ellis

Fri, August 2, 2019

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)


This event is all ages

FREE Patio Show


Parrish Ellis
Parrish Ellis
Parrish’s newest project - The Jukebox Jumpers - is a return to the his abiding passion for country blues and African American vernacular musical styles. Using piedmont and delta blues traditions as a launching pad, his performances expand into classic southern soul from Memphis, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, as well as Chicago blues and early rock n’ roll. He simultaneously sings and plays syncopated fingerpicked guitar/bass parts while playing two drums with his feet. Sometime he is joined by Jim Aaron playing hot blues harmonica, sometimes by Steve Trismen playing hot country blues fiddle, and sometimes he plays solo.

Within one set of music you will hear songs by such American musical icons as Reverend Gary Davis, James Brown, Pink Anderson, Earl King, Taj Mahal, Chuck Berry, Dr. John, Charley Patton, Sonny Boy Williamson, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt, RL Burnside, Robert Johnson, Otis Redding, Blind Arthur Blake, Little Walter and Bo Diddley. And when he slips one of his original compositions into the mix its hard for the audience to tell the difference. At the core of this carefully curated musical mix is the common thread of the high energy, funky good-time party and dance music that originally arose from barrel houses and juke joints in the American south during the 1920s through the 1970s.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801