MARC BROUSSARD – Tickets – Diana Wortham Theatre – Asheville, NC – February 16th, 2018





Fri 2/16

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Diana Wortham Theatre


This event is all ages

Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. This gift has been a matter of common knowledge since 2002, when Broussard released his debut album, Momentary Setback, which he recorded and released independently at age 20. It was no secret before then, going back to those lucky witnesses who heard him belt "Johnny B. Goode" onstage at age 5 while sitting in with his father's band. Throughout his life, Broussard has been tapped as a talent to watch.

Marc’s song “Home” was successful at radio and catapulted him onto the national touring stage. His music has been placed in many TV shows and movies. The timeless, soulful nature of Marc’s vocal lends well to Film and TV, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Marc released a follow up to his S.O.S. album on 9/30/16. It is a soul covers album appropriately titled “S.O.S. 2”. He donated 50% of the profits to City of Refuge. The live performance video of the acoustic version of “Cry to Me” has garnered over 1,000,000 views on youtube.

Marc’s next record “Easy to Love” came out in September and the lead single off the album “Don’t Be Afraid to Call Me” was a feature on Rolling Stone Country.
Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he's toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze raw emotion and his top line songwriting chops tie everything together. With hundreds of original compositions to his name McLean creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger

Jamie McLean Band is set to release their long awaited new album One and Only on February 23rd. Recorded at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville One and Only captures the band's strongest songwriting to date. The album was produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco and features special guests Sam Bush and Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band. Live staples "Virginia" and "One and Only" finally get a beautiful studio performance and Jamie McLean Band will tour behind their new album throughout the US and Canada this year!

The live show is where Jamie McLean Band excels and the band has shared the stage with the likes of Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Marc Broussard, Gov’t Mule and many more. Jamie Mclean Band has also appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Targhee Fest, Okeechobee Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam to name a few. McLean has also enjoyed the sponsorship of Gibson Guitars, Fuchs Amplifiers, La Bella Strings, Blue Microphones, John Varvatos and Esquire Magazine.

Don’t miss their amazing live set when they roll into a town near you!
"McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note... the rock & roll swagger of the Rolling Stones combined with the songwriting prowess of Ryan Adams."- Jambes

“Jamie McLean Band is completely original and completely fabulous... The live version of this band is a three-dimensional experience not to be missed” – Hittin The Note

“A honkin' collection of Southern-style blues rock, Americana, and soul.... as bawdy as anything the Black Crowes tried to snag from The Faces or The Stones circa 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main Street' and as groovy and gutsy as Bowie's 'Young Americans.'" - Charleston City Paper
Peter Aristone
Peter Aristone
It was three years ago. The Slovak singer and songwriter Peter Aristone released his debut album featuring Melanie C from Spice Girls and James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers, playing a series of UK shows. One of the concerts in East London was extraordinary. Not because of the shabby venue where Peter peformed solo, unplugged and without any mics. It was the chance meeting with Sacha Skarbek which made the evening special. Sacha, the songwriter of hits such as Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus) and You’re Beautiful (James Blunt), liked the show and took off with Peter’s album in his pocket.

“I did this record with a producer and percussionist Greg Haver. We’ve become great friends and I’m very proud of the album. Thanks to Greg, I had a chance to work and write with Melanie C and James Dean Bradfield. When Sacha asked for the album after the show, I was over the moon,” recalls Peter Aristone.

Next morning the phone rang and to Peter’s amazement, Sacha Skarbek was calling. He once again praised Peter‘s performance but at the same time, had some critique towards the album he was handed the day before. “I remember when I first saw him play solo without any microphones, I was impressed. He had this straightforwardness and honesty. His previous record had a mighty pop sound but I somehow felt that the singer-songwriter approach and environment is much more fitting to him,“ says Sacha.
The honest conversation carried on and Sacha suggested to jointly write something more intimate which could gradually lead to a strong album with more stripped down arrangements.

Peter says: „I felt like Sacha was reading my thoughts. The shift and return from pop to a more singer-songwriter sound had been a worm inside my head for some time already. So we agreed and started writing.“ Thus, two new EPs Gold and Happiest Accidents were born.
„It feels like a trip back to the times when I was 14 and wrote songs just with my acoustic guitar. Although the 2nd EP is already a bit rockier than the first one, it still feels very natural,“ explains Peter Aristone who studied voice and music production at the renowned Jazz Music Conservatory in Prague going on to become a sound engineer. One of his first jobs was mixing the album of Slovak pop legend “Elan” – a band regularly selling out stadiums in Czech Republic and Slovakia.

“I think this experience kick started my long time ambition of being in a band myself. Of course I was also writing music before, but from this moment everything became more serious and professional. I started gigging and got my first record deal with BrainZone. Their co-founder and A&R has become my manager and one of my best friends at the same time. He is the one who introduced me to people such as Carmen Rizzo (Grammy nominee programmer and producer of Seal and Alanis Morisette), Jamie Muhoberac (sessions player for Linkin Park and Adam Lambert) and Tal Bachman, writer of the worldwide hit “She’s so high”,” describes Peter his beginnings.
Nowadays, Peter Aristone belongs to one of the most promising artists from the central-eastern European region. His catchy tunes have quickly climbed up the radio charts in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland, he started to tour venues from clubs to stadiums, performing solo with a cellist or as a full band supporting the biggest local bands Lucie, Team and Jana Kirschner. His music was hand-picked by labels in Germany, Poland and also MTV U in the USA. As a result, Peter embarked on his first extensive US tour with singer-songwriter Marc Broussard, consisting of more than 30 gigs all over the country. Inevitably, the Slovak artist now looks towards the next year as the biggest one in his music career so far
Venue Information:
Diana Wortham Theatre
18 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801

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