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The Asheville Shellac Bash!
April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Asheville Shellac Bash is a unique gathering of 78 RPM record collectors and researchers. On the evening of April 21st, we will be featuring listening sessions of rare and seldom heard, original 78 RPM records, from the USA and abroad, along with expert discussion, live music, and historic film. The event’s primary goal is to provide an opportunity for fellowship among those who have helped to preserve and share this vast arena of the world’s greatest vernacular recordings of the Pre-WW2 era.
Notable attendees include the following, along with many more.
Tony Russell (London, UK) – Author of Country Music Records: A Discography 1921-1942
Kinney Rorrer (VA) – Author of Rambling Blues: The Life & Songs of Charlie Poole
Russell Shor (CA) – Author, Journalist, & Co-Owner/Associate Editor of Vintage Jazz Mart
Marshall Wyatt (NC) – Founder & Owner of Old Hat Records
Paul Swinton (UK) – Frog Records, Owner
Film screenings will also be featured in the form of “ROOTS FROM THE VAULT: A Compilation of rare and unreleased Country, Blues, Gospel and Jazz performances from 1920s-60s compiled by archivist and collector Joe Lauro.”
Interspersed between listening to 78’s, film, and general clap trap about old recordings and musicians, will be short sets of live music provided by the Carolina Cud Chewers, Kinney Rorrer, Hunter Holmes, and Bill & The Belles, with more to be announced.
Come join us for a night of exceptional music with extraordinary people.
***Be sure to check out the Asheville Shellac Bash activities taking place at The Grey Eagle on 4/22! http://thegreyeagle.ticketfly.com/event/1408810
8pm – $10adv / $12