A Fundraiser for SHATTERPROOF feat. The Clydes, Taylor Martin + Woody Wood, Billy Cardine and more

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

A Fundraiser for SHATTERPROOF feat. The Clydes, Taylor Martin + Woody Wood, Billy Cardine and more

The Clydes, Taylor Martin + Woody Wood, Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs, Evelyn's Couch

Sun, April 2, 2017

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


This event is all ages



A Fundraiser for SHATTERPROOF
A Fundraiser for SHATTERPROOF
A year ago, one of the band members in this night's lineup lost their 25 year old brother to a heroin overdose; let's use music and community to bring awareness to a growing epidemic and help a great cause!

All proceeds for this event will go towards the organization Shatterproof (www.shatterproof.org). Shatterproof is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastating effects of addiction. Funds donated to this organization go towards not only addiction programs and event series held by Shatterproof, but also help the organization address actual legislation regarding opioid monitoring programs and other legislative acts regarding addiction and recovery.
The Clydes
The Clydes
The Clydes is music forged from grit, love and hard times, embracing smokey vocals and soul twisting delivery which can best be described as Old Soul Americana. Their infectious stage presence, memory haunting songs and instrumental wizardry has delighted a vast audience from Georgia to Maine, from Minnesota to the UK.

The Clydes are a very hard working, heavy traveling, candle on both ends burning, passionate band who has performed hundreds of shows, numerous festivals and media appearances, and who looks eagerly toward the horizon for all the music yet to be made.
Taylor Martin + Woody Wood

Taylor Martin was born September 2, 1980. Raised near Richmond, Virginia, this life-long lover of music began playing guitar at the age of 14. Taylor remembers, “After I got the basic chords down, I was already into writing songs. I was real shy about my voice, so I would walk down to the James River, sit on a rock, and just play and sing until it got too dark or cold.”

As soon as Taylor could drive, he began going to hear live music nearly every night of the week. The local bands around Richmond at the time–bands like Agents of Good Roots, and Walter Bell and the Latin Jazz Unit were early influences. “I would go see everything: Ravi Shankar, Magraw Gap, Pat Metheny, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Friends of Taylor told him about a producer in town named Eric Willson. Willson had been Ricky Skaggs’s sound man for ten years. “I heard the High Windy album, ‘A Greater Storm,’ that Eric had produced for my friends,” recalls Taylor. “It sounded great, and I knew right then that Eric was who I wanted to work with. We met and I demoed songs for him. That was the beginning of my first real album, ‘Engine’.”

Taylor toured for three years with the material from “Engine.” He then released his second album, “Heartache or Bust.” Since that time, Taylor has been playing nonstop across the Eastern seaboard. He has performed at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and the Suwannee Springfest in Live Oak, Florida. He also sat in with national touring acts Donna the Buffalo and Mountain Heart.


Aaron Woody Wood’s story is one steeped in music and tradition. Woody is straight up Appalachian Soul music. Carved from a piece of the NC foothills Rock and then Rolled through the Mississippi Delta mud, he’s a cosmic cowboy who represents the powerful soul and energy of American music.

Beginning all the way back in Love Valley in the Piedmont foothills of North Carolina where the famous Fiddler’s Grove was held, Woody was brought up in a family full of musicians and musical talent. As long as he could remember there was music surrounding his life. Woody’s Father, AL Wood, was an important figure in Contemporary Bluegrass Music throughout the 60’s and 70’s helping define that genre of music alongside bands like ‘Seldom Scene’ and ‘Country Gentlemen’. AL Wood was well respected for his songwriting, tenor singing, and banjo playing putting out records when Bluegrass was just beginning to get popular. Playing at the Grand Ole Opry 3 times and performing at the White House were among some of the great achievements of AL Wood’s career. Woody’s Mom influenced him through encouraging him to listen to her collection of rock n roll records turning him on to artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Rockabilly music.

Being the youngest of 5 kids, all of whom played instruments or sang, Woody was immersed in music and tradition from a very young and formative time in his life. His first memory of being on stage was at the young age of 6 where he played a tiny banjo his Dad had made for him. He played and sang next to his Dad and Bill Monroe that day. Between the old time bluegrass his Father and brothers played and The Piedmont Blues that he was drawn to in his teenage years, his musical styles and influences were taking shape through his guitar playing and songwriting.

At 20, Aaron Woody Wood moved to the Asheville, NC mountains and soon began busking on the downtown streets with what would end up becoming the members of the Rag n Roll swing style Ragtime music of The Blue Rags - and would be the start of Woody’s musical career as an artist. When Woody was 23 the band was signed to Sub Pop Records and began touring, eventually recording 2 CD's and playing in 47 states across the country and abroad over the following 5 years before disbanding. Along the tours they opened up for some of the greatest like Alabama, Leon Russell, Southern Culture on the Skids, Santana, Pavement, and Ziggy Marley in places like The Oregon Country Fair, High Sierra Fest, City Stages in Birmingham, Al and SummerFest in Milwaukee. Woody was featured in Acoustic Guitar Player Magazine in April of 1998 for the work that was being released during these years.

Over the next 10 years Aaron Woody Wood had many successes as a solo artist and began various bands in Asheville like the Sufi Brothers, Custard Pie, and Hollywood Red, opening up for Mountain and Kenny Wayne Shepard. In 2006 he was featured on the CMT television show Big Break, where he beat out over 400 local Asheville musicians to open for Country Superstar Sara Evans. The show aired numerous times on the network. Woody spent those years all over the country doing club shows and festivals like Bonaroo and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

New Orleans has always been like a second home to Woody. While spending time in The Big Easy he recorded 2 albums and performed regularly with the Blue Brass Project, a blend of traditional New Orleans jazz and bluegrass music. The Blue Brass sessions features Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Woody, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Larry Keel, and Trombone Shorty. He performed in New Orleans at Voodoo Fest and JazzFest in 2011 and 2012 with the Mardi Gras Indian funk band, the 101 Runners.

Most recently Woody has been doing studio work and opening up for acts like Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Jamey Johnson, Kellie Pickler, David Holt and Tony Joe White. He sang on The Avett Brothers 2013 release Magpie and The Dandelion - and continues to perform with and open for top acts like American Idol's 2014 winner Caleb Johnson as well as performing at Warren Haynes annual XMas Jam in Asheville, NC every year. He continues his focus on songwriting and fresh styles of guitar picking while collaborating on new creative projects.
Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs
Billy Cardine and North of Too Far Downs
Inspired by comedian Louis CK, Billy set aside all his original music and started writing fresh in the Winter of 15/16. The music was developed by putting the fresh charts in front of a new group of sight readers each week at The ByWater in Asheville. It was exciting to see what worked and what didn't, what each musician brought to the table, and how that helped shape the concept of each song. Billy and Simon George, friends due to their connection at the UNCA jazz piano department, have found an exciting common ground where composition meets groove and exciting rhythms meet beautiful harmony.

The group got it's name from the map of Middle Earth in Lord of the Rings. On the map, ByWater is just north of Too Far Downs.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801