This weekend, self-described “global Americana” band The Billy Sea heads into The Altamont Theatre to play a show and record their new album. The performance is on Friday, November 18th, the second night of recording, and will also be video taped as part of the studio experience. With an all-star lineup of musicians, the Asheville band has come out of the starting gate strong, with summer performances at Bele Chere and LEAF this fall, this is a group not to miss.
About the Billy Sea: “Founded by slide guitar revolutionary Billy Cardine, the sound is firmly planted in American roots music, but also pulls influence from all corners of the world. Cardine, a classically trained pianist in his youth, eventually fell in love with the sound of the slide guitar and plays Dobro, Chaturangui, Weissenborn and Electric Steel guitars. River Guerguerian commands a wide range of musical styles on his unique blend of percussion instruments, combining elements and experience from all over the world, and resulting in a powerful rhythmic perspective that is both familiar and otherworldly. Bassist Jake Wolf adds his intricate and original mix of musical elements, as a powerful melodic voice and a driving rhythmic force on the 6 string bass.”
November 18, 2011
18 Church Street, Asheville