PATIO SHOW :: Jody Carroll

FREE Patio Show 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

PATIO SHOW :: Jody Carroll

Fri, June 8, 2018

6:00 pm


This event is all ages

Jody Carroll
Jody Carroll
Jody Carroll is a blues & Roots performer and songwriter who effortlessly creates bold interpretations of old Blues and American Folk music, his own songs, stories and improvisational musical journeys. He is a Finger style/slide guitar master and amazingly soulful singer blending flavors of old Blues, Folk, Mountain music, Jazz and Rock all together into a true power packed gumbo.

JC Has toured with or shared the stage with legends such as Buddy Guy, Honey Boy Edwards, Jack Owens, Louisiana Red, R.L Burnside, Johnny Winter, John Mayhall, Roy Rodgers, George Thorogood, Jack Owens, Derek Trucks, Leo Bud Welch, Robert Cray, Roy Rodgers, Keb Mo, Eddie Kirkland, Robyn Trower, John McEuen , Charlie Musslewhite, Canned Heat, Robert Earl Keen, Sonny Landreth, Shameka Copeland, Paul Geramia and even members of Metalica once back in 1987!.

Jody Carroll McMurrian was born on April 5 1968 in an area called the San Joaquin Delta of California. It's a vast water filled area where the Antioch River, the Old River, The San Joaquin River and the Sacramento River all meet up to pour into the San Francisco Bay. His family hails from the hills of Buffalo Valley Oklahoma via Arkansas on his fathers side and Amarillo Texas on his mothers side.

Jody Carroll grew up hearing whispers of old American music on the radio or from his fathers guitar. His grandfather, who also played guitar when he was young, had come from the remote rural Buffalo Valley hills of Oklahoma 20 years earlier with his family in tow. He and his brothers had been running whiskey in those hills one to many times and had been effectively asked to leave the state by the law. JC's grandfather left town and made his way over to California and then up to the bay area for work in the ship yards of Port Chicago. Joe grew up in the 70's and 80's working on the families Northern California farm, building barns, riding horses, drawing, learning music from old blues and folk records.

His first guitar was his father's steel guitar that had languished for many years up in the attic until Joe found it. After secretly playing it for a while, he asked his father to teach him some old folk tunes that he had played in his early years and some lap slide licks. Joe took to it like a fish devouring all he could learn from the family record collection. After many years of playing in garage rock bands, joe happened upon the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music and the recordings of Robert Johnson. That sealed the deal as it where, he took off into old America and never looked back.

Over the years he spent many years in art schools, traveled allot, busked the streets of L.A and Europe, worked in Mississippi painting murals on casinos down Highway 61 & taught at multiple Universities in Oregon.

Recently he was brought to Japan by label BSMF Records out of Osaka for a critically acclaimed 5 city cd release tour for Old Blood. He toured 5 cities to great acclaim and even learned a couple magic trick's while there.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801