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Kevin Spears (6-8pm)

July 22, 2019
Southern Appalachian Brewery
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822 Locust St., Ste 100, Hendersonville, United States, 28792

Kevin Spears puts on a performance full of groove, sound and intimacy that draws you into his unique yet universal world”.

-Benoit Glazer  musical director Cirque Du SOLEIL.

AfroPop WorldWide states:  “Kevin Spears utilizes the traditional African instrument and tweaks it to create a soulful, funky sound that would make Stevie Wonder smile.”

Hailed as one of the best players alive today, Kevin Spears’ breathtaking ability on an electric version of the traditional African instrument called kalimba, is often compared to music legends such as Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Bobby McFerrin and Les Paul. Spears’ music is a refreshing mix of folk, world and soul that will move your feet and stir your soul.

Spears has performed internationally including  Tokyo Japan, Frankfurt Germany and Shanghai China and has worked with or opened for artists such as: Victor Wooten, India.Arie, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Col. Bruce Hampton, Toubab Krewe, Rising Appalachia, Count Mbutu of the Derek Trucks Band, Karen Briggs (Yanni), Roy “FutureMan” Wooten,  Sheldon Reynolds guitarist/Earth, Wind and Fire and Divinity (bassist for Beyonce) among many others.

As a gifted lecturer and clinician, Kevin’s enthusiastic and thought-provoking performance lectures have been presented by professional and academic organizations around the country including: Ted-X, The NAMM Show, Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), TEN THOUSAND Villages, MUSIKMESSE-Frankfurt Germany, SAM ASH Music Stores, Electro-Music Festival, Y2K Looping Festival, Asheville Percussion Festival, Jazz Funk Africa Fest (Yokohama Japan), National Black Arts Festival, Georgia State University, Morehouse University, DrumStrong Festival, Goombay Cultural Festival, Our World Festival, Roots and Heritage Festival and more.


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