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An Evening with Free Planet Radio & Jane Kramer - [world fusion / singer-so...

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The Altamont Theatre

18 Church Street

Asheville, NC 28801

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WHERE: The Altamont Theatre, 18 Church Street, 28801
WHEN: Friday December 22, 2017
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
GENRE: World-Jazz-Acoustic Experimental Fusion / singer-songwriter
AGES: all ages
TICKETS: $18 adv. / $20 d.o.s. / $25 VIP (guaranteed seat in 1st 3 rows!)
SEATING: seated general admission
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This evening will feature a set of Jane Kramer, backed by Free Planet Radio, and then a set from Free Planet Radio.

Free Planet Radio:

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Free Planet Radio, based in Asheville, NC is becoming one of the most exciting partnerships in world music today.
Their world-jazz-classical fusion is a trans-cultural canvas that is at times deeply reflective and at other times rhythmically mind-bending.

This ensemble is composed of River Guerguerian, Armenian-Egyptian born in Canada, an award-winning multi-percussionist / composer whose lyrical percussion style earned him a long-standing tenure with Turkish flutist virtuoso Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Eliot Wadopian, a two-time Grammy-award winner, proficient on string and electric basses, a 17 year member of the Paul Winter Consort. He’s also worked with Hal Galper, Glen Velez, and Eugene Friesen; Chris Rosser, an accomplished pianist, composer / producer, renowned for his outstanding performances on a variety of indigenous stringed instruments. He studied under the master Ali Akbar Khan.

These artists emerged from three of the country's finest conservatories, and have established themselves in concert halls and studios, appearing on over 250 recordings and in 30 countries. Their individual talents have garnered worldwide recognition in Carnegie Hall, the Hong Kong World Music Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and the Madrid International Jazz Festival.

Jane Kramer, Songstress:

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"Jane Kramer makes gorgeous music. With sensual magnetism in her voice, honesty in her lyrics and elegance in her melodies, her songs cast a wonderful spell. Give 'Carnival of Hopes' a listen, you will be taken on a lovely ride deep in the mystical world on an artist on the rise."
-Mary Gauthier, American songwriter and performer

Lauded by UK music reviewer Three Chords and the Truth as sounding like she was “…born to gypsy poets and raised by Emmylou Harris,” Asheville, North Carolina-based songstress Jane Kramer has garnered international recognition for the sultry, heartrending originality of her vocals and for the heavy-hitting lyrical eloquence of her songwriting. With deep roots in the traditional music of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective and gritty. They sweep listeners down the gravel roads and southern coastal highways, midnight truck stops and lonely motel rooms of “hard learning” and lead home to the Blue Ridge Mountains with moving acceptance of our flawed human experience.

Following the February 2016 release of her second solo studio album Carnival of Hopes, Kramer has been touring nationally and internationally. Her live performances are interactive, moving and memorable, both when Kramer is backed by her full band featuring the virtuostic instrumentalists that comprise Asheville’s Free Planet Radio and Billy Cardine of Acoustic Syndicate, as well as when she is solo, wielding a guitar and her unforgettable songs.

Quoted as “…an artist on the rise” by acclaimed American songwriter Mary Gauthier, Jane Kramer has performed with such well-known artists as Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Appalachian troubadour Malcolm Holcombe, two-time Grammy award-winning bassist Eliot Wadopian, Joan Osborne and Leyla McCalla.

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