2017Chris Rodriguez & Abby The Spoon Lady w/ Paper Crowns
NovemberDoors 8:00 Show 9:00 - $8adv / $10
Abby the Spoon Lady is one of very few professional spoon players in the United States, and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. Abby studied American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Now an internationally known street performer, she plays with some of Asheville’s finest local and visiting performers at festivals, within venues, and right on the sidewalk. Along with finding her within various horror and short films, you can watch interviews with Abby in such documentaries as Nashville 2012, and also Buskin’ Blues, about the world-class street performing scene in Asheville, NC. She is currently President of the Asheville Buskers Collective.
"The Paper Crowns have this aura of honesty in their music that’s genuine, easy to grasp, yet also not a complete giveaway." (Waleed Rashidi - IE Weekly)
"The Paper Crowns, a folk-inspired combo whose songs cross so many genres that all you need to know is that if you like music, there’s something for you there.” (Vanessa Franko - Press Enterprise)
The Paper Crowns are the multi-instrument, genre crossing power duo of Spiro and Nicole Nicolopoulos. The Paper Crowns are earning their reputation as the genuine article and as a band on the cutting edge of modern roots music. Their musical chemistry is a gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Dixieland melodies, delta blues, acid rock, murder ballads, outlaw country and Southern Gospel that they cook up into a sound all their own. They have a full sound like a four piece band yet they always honor their intimacy and emotional rawness as a duo. The Paper Crowns have played such events as: Warren Haynes Christmas Jam by Day, Mountain Sports Festival, Soulshine Farm Music Festival, South By South East, Sawdust Festival, Hangar 24 Airfest, Pappy & Harriet’s and more. Their music has found placement in major network TV campaigns including for the Olympic Games, Visa and Court TV. The Paper Crowns have been featured on Local Color Live WNCW, WDVX Blue Plate Special, Dead Show of the Month, KUCR Vinyl Hours Radio, PE Live with Vanessa Franko, 880 The Revolution with Jeff Messer, Asheville FM, WBTV Charlotte and 98.1 The River.