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Jon Shain and FJ Ventre
Jon Shain
Feb 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Asheville, NC
Ticket sales ended Feb 9, 2018 5:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
$15 /$15

5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show

General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation otherwise seating is first come first serve.

Only 50 tickets will be sold to this concert.

(Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservations)
Music : Genre: Acoustic,Americana,Blues,Folk,Singer/Songwriter
Jon Shain | 7:00 PM
Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime.

Jon grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a Merrimack River mill-town that had already seen its better days by the time he was a child in the 1970s. His family’s business was a small textile dyeing company, and he worked in the factory during the summers throughout his teens. At the same time, Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice.

Shain headed south to North Carolina in 1986, to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey, as well. In addition to studying with jazz professor Paul Jeffrey, he also had the good fortune to learn the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. It was at this time that Shain also got to meet and play with John Dee Holeman and a number of the great older NC blues players. Shain's classes in school were heavily concentrated in southern history, English, and world religions. That mixture of the academic environment and the real-world blues music is what has most informed his musical direction.

Shain cut his touring teeth from 1989-1998 founding the Chapel Hill, NC folk-rock group, Flyin' Mice and their spin-off group, WAKE. The band performed with acts such as David Grisman, Tony Rice Unit, Hot Tuna, and the Dixie Dregs, released four CDs, and played clubs, schools, and festivals up and down the East Coast, building a legion of fans. more >>>
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