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ZuZu Welsh Band | Free


The Zuzu Welsh Band is comprised of Dana Koone on drums, percussion and vocals; Abbot Grivich on electric and acoustic guitars, cowbell and vocals; Johnny Haisman on bass; Bobby Hicks on vocals, guitar and other supporting instruments; occasionally the wonderful Jen Wo on vocals, guitar and whatever else; and Zuzu Welsh on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals. Together the band has over 60 years of experience playing original and classic rock, blues and country music in front of audiences of all sizes. Zuzu Welsh has been playing guitar since the 1970s, performing in a variety of bands doing everything from traditional mountain music to hard-edged rock and roll. Most of the original material the band does was written by Zuzu, and comes from both 2014's The Road Less Traveled and 2016's Fault Line.Johnny Haisman plays bass from a background in hardcore metal music. He confesses to an unusual fascination with aliens. He has been playing the guitar and bass for longer than he can remember, as he attributes his mad skills on stringed instruments to a long-ago interaction with aliens who taught him to play. Abbot has been playing for more than a decade, and brings a country flavor to our music. His southern rock and country influences bring a different perspective to many of the songs and allow for exploring dual guitar soloing and call and return interaction with Zuzu. He also plays keyboards and lends his vocals to several songs, both on lead and harmony. And he is a world-class cowbell player. Dana Koone has been playing drums for 9 years, in a variety of bands performing Americana, rock and blues. Dana also served in our armed forces as a member of the United States Marine Corp, in Iceland, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He plays traditional kit as well as cajon and djembe.Bobby is returning to performing after a few years devoted to family. He brings with him a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm in addition to a powerful voice. While primarily delivering vocals, he also will contribute on acoustic guitar and hand percussion (tambourine, bongos, shakers...)

The band has played nearly 140 shows over the past two years, appearing regionally and as far away as Lakeland FL and Nashville TN, and continues to write and record new material.

Earlier Event: September 25
Asheville Flea For Y'all - September ($2)
Later Event: September 28
Fight The Flood: Benefit Concert