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The JLloyd MashUp: A Tribute to Paul Simon

Sunday, June 16
Doors: 5:30pm // Show: 6:30pm


On Sunday, June 16th,  The JLloyd MashUp is paying tribute to Paul Simon with a full orchestration of his songs from various points in his career. Ben Falcon will be leading the Vocals along with Debrissa McKinney and Pam Jones. This 12 piece band consists of some of Asheville’s top musicians in the scene boasting a full rhythm section, horn section and vocal choir! Asheville’s JP & Peggy kick things off!
The full band for the night consists of:
Ben Falcon – Vocals (The Lumpy Heads)
Debrissa McKinney – Vocals (Empire Strikes Brass)
Pam Jones – Vocals (Dirty Logic)
Jonathan Lloyd – Vocals/Trombone (The JLloyd MashUp)
Vic Stafford – Drums (Toubab Krewe/Donna The Buffalo)
Duane Simpson – Guitar (Dirty Logic/Pimps of Pompe)
Jonathan Pearlman – Guitar (Alien Music Club)
Thommy Knoles – Keys (The Fritz/Felix Pastorius)
Ben Bjorlie – Bass (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band)
Tyler Housholder – Percussion (The Broadcast)
Jonathan Cole – Saxophone (Dirty Logic/Electrolust)
Justin Ray – Trumpet (Michael Bublé)
The JLloyd MashUp explores different genres of music including Acid Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afro Beat, Reggae, Break Beat, Latin and world music. Led and curated by Jonathan Lloyd (Dubconscious/Cadillac Jones), the band is made up of some of Asheville’s busiest and hardest working musicians on the scene. The group features special guests with different material every show.


Peggy “Chanteuse” Ratusz & Jonathan “JP” Pearlman have been performing together for 15+ years in various configurations and productions. It’s apparent from the get-go that their musical chemistry is fluid and fun. Their playlist is a mashup of Jazz and Blues Standards, Swing, Pop, Roots, Classic Country and originals.
JP’s talents as guitarist, vocalist, arranger, producer and composer have made him a sought after musician. Asheville has fallen in love with his self-produced shows via his production house Alien Music Club, paying tribute to Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and The Doors. His original show, “And Now for Something Completely Different” is scheduled to debut in 2024 and is made up of some of the best players on the scene including his son Jaron on drums. He is an avid Paul Simon fan, and has performed material by his hero since childhood.  He continues to pay homage by doing his best to capture the essence of these quintessential tunes.
The “ruby throated” Ratusz is a seasoned, emotive and powerful vocalist and songwriter who has won numerous awards and accolades from The Mountain Xpress, Citizen-Times and The Blues Foundation. Co-producer of many popular and consistent sell-out shows through her Women Who Made Music History LLC, she honors icons Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Emmy Lou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Rosanne Cash.