We are excited to share news of the first annual “Sounds for Recovery” Benefit Concert to benefit three of Buncombe County’s treatment court programs including: Adult Drug Treatment Court, Veterans Treatment Court, and Sobriety Court. The goal is to raise awareness of the tragic costs of addiction in our local community and provide much needed support to participants and families along their journey to recovery rather than prison. This event aims to increase awareness of the epidemic sweeping our country, and to highlight the steps our community and our state are taking to combat the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse. Organizers also hope to encourage those fighting their own battle with addiction, and show them there is hope.
Following the concert, there will be a candle light procession to Pack Square Park for a short vigil.
Local Musicians featured:
Io Trio: Featuring Pat Cardwell, Wilson Hawes, & Brad Boughton
George Terry: Terry is the front man and guitarist for the Zealots, an Asheville, NC based band.
In addition to performing with The Zealots, Terry plays many solo shows that present his work in an alternative, intimate and captivating format. George Terry has been playing in rock bands since the 1980s, but he has never felt more committed to music than he does now.
Malcolm Holcombe: Singer-Songwriter
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, whose “heartfelt baritone” (NPR) delivers “haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk” (Rolling Stone), released his 14th studio album, Another Black Hole (Gypsy Eyes Music), February 12, 2016.
Aaron Price: Composer and Performer
Aaron has produced and collaborated on over 30 albums released by local and regional acts including Scrappy Hamilton, Vendetta Creme, Catherine Irwin (Thrill Jockey Records/Chicago), Acoustic Syndicate, Country Blues legend Jessie Mae Hemphill, Asheville’s own Strut, Drug Money, and Hollywood Red to name a few.
Lyric: Leeda “Lyric” Jones
“An enlightened mixture of pop, soul, funk, and bowties; LYRIC awakens an undiscovered spirit within their audience. Described by many as the best band in Asheville, LYRIC delights crowds across the region”
Singer/Songwriter Nathan Caine McDonald and Guitarist/Producer James Keane
“Features soulful music combined with many hallmarks of alt/country music”
Ticket price includes one event T-shirt to commemorate the evening.
***If you cannot attend the event yourself, you can also sponsor a current participant or graduate so they can attend. Your information will of course remain confidential. ***
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can have your printed ticket or give your name at the door.
What is the refund policy?
Must contact event organizer for refund before the event night.
*All proceeds paid to Eblen Charities to benefit Buncombe County Treatment Court Participants and their families.
- First Presbyterian Church – 40 Church Street, Asheville, NC 28801