2018Virginia and The Slims w/ The Northside Gentlemen
JuneDoors 7pm, Show 8pm - $8
Virginia and The SlimsVirginia and The Slims are a jump blues and swing band from Asheville, NC
"Virginia and The Slims started in Summer of 2013 with Virginia DeMoss on vocals, Perry Lavin on drums, James Kamp on tenor sax, Harry Schaefer on bass, Ginger Drake on alto sax and myself, Sean Anderson, on guitar. Virginia's husband came up with the name and we loved it. The idea was to play blues but to play songs people would respond to, especially swing or jump blues as no one else locally was focusing on that.
Eventually Virginia left to start a family, Ginger left for Nashville, and Perry and Harry left to pursue their first love, Indian classical music. James and I reorganized with Sid Heilbraun, a rock solid bassist, and Brian Gant, a Nashville pro on drums. Rebecca O'Quinn came on board as our singer. After about a year she left, and we met our current vocalist, Joanna Best. Joanna can bring across old time blues like no one's business and has a great disposition. Just recently we added a long term friend of ours and killer harmonica player, Bill Mattocks. We've just recorded our first EP and are super excited about it! It has our interpretations of six truly classic songs and we really think you're gonna love it! Come check us out sometime and thanks for stopping by. "