2018
The Mothlight 5 Year Anniversary Weekend!
Mamadou Kelly w/ Oslance/Heller Duo
October
12
Friday
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15
Tickets, please
Mamadou Kelly
From the heart of Mali’s Niger Delta, in his teenage years Kelly ventured to Niafunke seeking to study music with the legendary master, Ali Farka Toure. Over the past 30 years he has played beside Ali Farka Toure, accompanied Afel Bocoum as a key member of the band, Alkibar and performed with many great musicians. With an encyclopedic knowledge of Mali’s music, Kelly represents the link from great traditions to the new sophistication of Mali. Heading his own band for the past over 6 years, Kelly’s charm belies a determined professional. His song style is deceptively simple and yet subtly layered with meaning. A rich, historical awareness supports his composition and delivery, gently prodding his audiences with parables and life’s lessons learned.


What critics have said about his recent recordings and concerts:
• “At one level this is simple, quite lovely, rural-sounding music, but it is also layered and its complexity is only thinly disguised.” fROOTS #407
• “classy, at times gently hypnotic” Robin Denselow - Songlines #127
• “you’re released, flying without wings, infused with a sense of having momentarily left the planet” Dennis Rozanski, Blues Rag 2017
• "hypnotic desert blues" Bastiaan Springer, Lust for Life 2017
• “Profoundly moving music” Martin Sinnock, SONGLINES #112
• “A warm unaffected spontaneity” Mark Hudson, SONGLINES March 2014
• “Guitar lines roll so effortlessly and virtuosically that one nearly becomes immune to its brilliant elegance.” Ian Nagoski, WIRE 2014
• “The real roots of American blues and jazz” George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
Oslance/Heller Duo
Ryan Oslance on percussion w/ effects
Drew Heller on guitar

Both of many stellar Asheville bands including but not limited to Les Amis, Toubab Krewe, Ahleuchatistas, etc. Expect GREAT extended jams!
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Nov
14
Wednesday

Loved Ones

w/ Hoo:Lumes, Prettypretty

Doors 8pm, - $5

Nov
15
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Beginnings)



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
Nov
16
Friday

Amigo The Devil

w/ Harley Poe, The Subtleties

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $10adv / $12

Tickets, please
Nov
19
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Knives & Daggers

w/ Axxa/Abraxas, Day & Dream

9pm - $Free!

Nov
23
Friday

Tera Melos

w/ Kortriba, Luxury Club

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
Nov
24
Saturday
A Country Moth Ball!

Cyndi Lou & The Want To

w/ Hearts Gone South, Jessie & The Jinx

Doors 8pm - $10

Tickets, please
Nov
29
Thursday

Adrienne Ammerman

w/ Divine Circles

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm - $5

Nov
30
Friday

SLUGLY (Album Release!)

w/ The Holifields, Temp Job

9pm - $FREE for 21+, $5 for underage

Dec
01
Saturday

Breathers

w/ Space Heater, Celia Verbeck

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30

Dec
05
Wednesday

Nervous Dupre

w/ Wume, Twin Star

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $5

Dec
06
Thursday

Frankie Cosmos

w/ Stef Chura, Shy Boys

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $16adv/ $18

Selling Fast, Hurry!
Dec
08
Saturday

Flint Eastwood

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv / $14

Tickets, please
Dec
10
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

Gold Light & Snakemusk

w/ Frederick The Younger, Chris Head

9pm - $Free!

Dec
11
Tuesday

Swearin'

w/ Dark Thoughts

Doors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $12adv/ $14

Tickets, please
Dec
12
Wednesday

Cult Leader

w/ Primitive Weapons, God Mother

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv/ $14

Tickets, please
Dec
14
Friday

Marley Carroll (Album Release Show!)

w/ Body Games, Fifty Foot Shadows

Doors 8pm, Show 8:30 - $7adv/ $10

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Dec
15
Saturday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Michael Nau (Cotton Jones) & Floating Action

w/ ,

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv / $18

Tickets, please
Dec
18
Tuesday

Kelly White

w/ Janine Rose, Larkin

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $5

Dec
19
Wednesday

Mary Lattimore

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $10adv/ $12

Tickets, please
Dec
20
Thursday

The Moth: True Stories Told Live (Theme: Instincts)



Doors 7, Stories 7:30 - $10

Tickets, please
Jan
12
Saturday

Mdou Moctar (Tuareg music from Niger!)

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

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Jan
14
Monday
Free Mothlight Monday!

T-Rextasy



9pm - $Free!

Jan
26
Saturday

Amen Dunes

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $17

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Jan
27
Sunday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

Marco Benevento

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
Jan
29
Tuesday

Daniel Romano

w/ T. Hardy Morris

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $12adv/ 15

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Feb
27
Wednesday

Agent Orange

w/ The Last Gang

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $18

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Feb
28
Thursday

Post Animal

w/ Ron Gallo

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $13adv/ $15

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Mar
01
Friday
Worthwhile Sounds Presents...

The Mother Hips



Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15

Tickets, please
Mar
07
Thursday

Molly Nilsson

w/ TBA

Doors 8:30, Show 9:30 - $12adv/ $14

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Apr
26
Friday

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers

w/ Mercy Union, Control Top

Doors 6:30, Show 7:30 - $20adv/ $25

Tickets, please
May
19
Sunday

Lady Lamb

w/ TBA

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm - $15adv/ $17

Tickets, please