5 Walnut St.
Asheville’s neighborhood wine bar featuring live music every night!
· blues · instrumental · jazz · local · new orleans · ragtime · swing
Red Hot Sugar Babies at 5 Walnut
The Red Hot Sugar Babies perform vocal and instrumental jazz of the roaring ’20s-’30s including Vintage Jazz, Blues, Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, New Orleans. Influences: Ethel Waters, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Jelly Roll Morton.
· acoustic · alternative · americana · folk · guitar · improvisation · local · roots · singer-songwriter · soul · vocal
Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony at 5 Walnut
In 2014, Phan decided to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and his life changed forever. Along with everything else he needed, he carried a mini-guitar on his back and became known by the name “Shredder” because of how he “shredded the guitar” when he played. Five months of travel on foot, 2,668 miles from the Mexican border all the way into Canada, playing for himself and the people he met, transformed his relationship with music. Phan is a prolific poet, songwriter, and guitarist, with the soul of an improviser. He crafts his songs to give room for improvisation, presence, and self-expression in the moment.
· improvisation · indie · jazz · local · r&b · soul · vocal
Siamese Sound Club at 5 Walnut
Siamese Sound Club (formerly Siamese Jazz Club) has a sound born from a highly diverse and infectious melting pot of influences. SJC is just as deep into the world of R&B & Soul as it’s improvisational jazzy undertones. The love child of prolific Asheville music scenesters, Simon Thomas George & CaroMia Tiller, SJC was formed in the summer of 2015. Always teasing the line of technical musicality and emotional depth, SJC embraces the affection of music aficionados and the casual listener alike.
· acoustic · blues · guitar · local · rock · roots · singer-songwriter · vocal
Roots and Dore at 5 Walnut
Giving us raw uncut truth through their blues influenced songs, time and time again, Riyen Roots and Kenny Dore are taking the blues genre to a new place, with unique rhythms, truly original song stylings, and vocals that have been compared to the likes of Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Warren Haynes, and even Tom Waits.
· blues · dance · funk · local · r&b · soul · vocal
Jesse Barry and The Jam at 5 Walnut
We will play you blues, funk, and soul that will make you dance the night away! Jesse Barry on vocals, Kelly Jones on guitar and vocals, Robert Geisler on bass, and Micah Thomas on drums!
· americana · appalachian · blues · country · folk · jazz · local · pop · singer-songwriter · vocal
Eleanor Underhill & Friends at 5 Walnut
Eleanor is a graduate of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, where she further developed her taste for folk and mountain music. It was there that she learned the intricacies of the claw-hammer banjo style and met her musical partner, Molly Rose, leading to the formation of the regional standout group the Barrel House Mamas and later Underhill Rose. Her unique sound is a mesh of folk, jazz, blues, and pop influences.