185 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

PATIO: QuickChester

All Ages
Friday, July 14
Doors: 5pm // Show: 5:30pm



Paul Quick and Mark Chester began playing music together sometime around 2010. By 2012 they were playing around Asheville, NC as a duo called “QuickChester.” During that time they began to play original songs penned by Chester. 


In 2018, QuickChester began working on their first album, “Cocoon” which they released in February of 2019 with CD release shows at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC, and The Vista Room in Atlanta, GA. The album featured Kate Barber on flute, and Atlanta musicians Darren Goot on drums, Daniel Wytanis on trombone, and Chris Suarez on Saxophone. 


In 2020, as with most musicians, Covid brought about changes for the band. Mark and Paul continued to hone their original songs, and a long list of covers by classic rock artists. In the fall of 2022 three new players joined the group: Kyley Byrd, vocals and flute, Stu Way on drums and Chris Leonard on bass. This opened up a myriad of musical possibilities as they began to expand their song list with new originals and covers. 


Today, the QuickChester Band is performing a wide variety of musical styles featuring more than 30 original tunes, as well as music from classic artists including The Beatles, The Byrds, The Band, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Pink Floyd, The Derek Trucks Band, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, and many more.