24th Anniversary Party with Floating Action + Songs From The Road Band

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

24th Anniversary Party with Floating Action + Songs From The Road Band

Dave Desmelik, Laura Blackley and The Wildflowers (duo)

Sun, June 4, 2017

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)


This event is all ages


Floating Action
Floating Action
Floating Action is a band from Black Mountain, North Carolina. The touring version of Floating Action is Seth Kauffman (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Libramento (bass), Drew Heller (guitar), and Evan Martin (drums) The studio version of Floating Action is solely Seth Kauffman, who writes, records, and produces all Floating Action material himself. Kauffman's unique songwriting, musicianship, and production style are praised by such notable acts as Dr.Dog, My Morning Jacket, Dan Auerbach, Band Of Horses.

Floating Action has released three LPs on Park the Van records, an indie label based out of New Orleans, Louisiana.[3] The band is currently on Jim James' (My Morning Jacket) label Removador.
Songs From The Road Band
Songs From The Road Band
Songs From The Road Band (SFTRB) formed in 2004 when Charles Humphrey III pulled several different band members together to record songs he'd written while traveling the roads with the Steep Canyon Rangers. The group of musicians began their friendships in Chapel Hill, NC where Charles Humphrey, Andy Thorn, Jon Stickley, Mark Schimick and Bobby Britt often jammed together. Their first album was simply "Songs From The Road." The sophomore album Songs From The Road Band "As The Crow Flies" was released in 2009. The latest release,
“Traveling Show”, has received high praise including this from banjoist, songwriter, and comedian Steve Martin: "...a collection of exciting songs by some of the finest traveling musicians. And traveling musicians are the best musicians”. "A hardy collection of dynamic tunes that will thrill the heart”.

The band members are all fully engaged in their respective bands but have been playing and recording together,
whenever schedules permit, for over 10 years.
Dave Desmelik
Dave Desmelik
Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them. There is no sugar coating involved. His songs are not wrapped in false smiles, rather they are stark and open and tend to settle on the pulse of everyday life. An unclosed and evolving journal of thoughts set to music and melodies in prose and instrumental performance. Desmelik was born and raised just outside of Atlanta, GA, but has traveled and lived in a multitude of landscapes. He currently resides in Brevard, NC. He was an original member of Onus B. Johnson, a successful band based in Flagstaff, AZ in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. This band was on the front wave of jamgrass while maintaining the passion for songwriting. Today, Desmelik continues to pursue an ascending path as a solo artist.
Laura Blackley and The Wildflowers (duo)
Laura Blackley and The Wildflowers (duo)
Laura Blackley is a singer, songwriter and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian blues and soul. She plays ‘folk tunes with a rock n roll soundtrack’ with her band the Wildflowers. Look for a recording from them soon. Their forthcoming album, titled “Tell It To the Darkness” is due in April 2017.

She also sings classic country duets and dance tunes with The Old Chevrolette Set, a fun band also from Asheville, NC.

Blackley was an on-air host and producer for seven years at WNCW 88.7 FM in Spindale, NC, spotlighting regional music, women in roots music, and bluegrass and old-time.

She currently works (in addition to her gig schedule) as a Teaching Artist with Musicworks!, a program that utilizes music and musicianship to teach life skills to young children.

A born storyteller, she has played in many bands, traveled many back roads and interstates and enjoys digging up old tunes and hearing the stories behind them. She believes that music has a healing power and is a communal act, and is very much looking forward to the next gig.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801