Kevin Kinney Christmas Day Jam

Jody Bender and Tommy Green went to Jack of the Wood for the Kevin Kinney Christmas Day Jam. Kevin talked to us, as well as Wild Adriatic's Front Man Travis Gray, and Josh Daniel from the aptly named Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project. Jason Brodsky of Acoustic Syndicate was working the board and kindly shared a couple candies with Tommy. Between the candy and the Founders Day Coffee Breakfast Stout Tommy was sipping, things got messy quickly. However, time seemed to be moving very slowly. Jody deftly ran the podcast, and all in all, it was a fantastically great experience. Jack of The Wood had its best day ever, raising over $4,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

White Horse Black Mountain

Jody Bender and Tommy Green head over to White Horse Black Mountain for their 8th Annual Winter Holiday Concert. Kevin Spears, Kalimba Man, and well known WNC photographer, Herb Way, start us off, setting an ambient tone for the evening. Next up, we were blown away by the phat and modish music of the 16 year old Ian Ridenhour. His integrity and maturity was both enlightening and refreshing. Soon after, we got down and dirty with the vivacious and very sexy Christine Garvin Christmas Go Go Dancers. BJ Leiderman, composer of NPR's Morning Edition theme, was the Grand Finale of yet another epic podcast.

Chief Black Fox of Standing Rock

Chief Black Fox from Standing Rock joins Tommy Green, Jody Bender, and Morgana Magdalene at THE BLOCK off Biltmore for episode #0047. Good clean water is essential to making great craft beer, and making great craft beer is exactly what the Native Americans in North Dakota plan to do with the clean water they are protecting at Standing Rock. Stand with Standing Rock. Save our beer!

Jody Bender, Jake Feltenberger, Morgana Magdalene, and John Hornsby

jodybA great cast of characters keep the conversation scintillating in episode #0046. We are at The Bunn House for an Asheville Affiliates hosted event Catawba Brewing sponsored. Just two days after the Presidential Election, we are all still in shock, aimlessly drinking our sorrows away. We had a really good time, though. The healing, and a renewed community activism, has begun!

Asheville Community Yoga & Blind Date

drinklocalnow-asheville-affiliates6Our second release during Asheville FM fund drive week, episode #0042, features Michael Greenfield of Ashevile Community Yoga, Jody Bender a Stern Super Fan, Busker Matt Ryans, Weaverville resident Cindy Zalman-Wol­hart, and Tommy Green of Brewpon. Crazy fun times were had at Catawba Brewing's South Slope tap room, where Jody had a blind date with Chuckie who joined us on the podcast at first sight!