Billy Constable is a longstanding fixture in the Western North Carolina bluegrass scene. From five-string banjo to flat-picking guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, the accomplished multi-instrumentalist has played with a range of acts from old school bluegrass great Charlie Moore to newer groups like the Larry Keel Experience. Unfortunately, Constable was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor, and like many working musicians, he doesn’t have health insurance.
To offset his impending mountain of medical bills, a group of the region’s best pickers are coming together to play the Benefit for Billy Constable at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., on Sunday, December 11. The show will feature some rare combinations of ace musicians, including a revamped line-up of the Big Daddy Bluegrass Band, helmed by Steve McMurry of Acoustic Syndicate. The bill will also feature the Asheville Bluegrass Collective, a supergroup consisting of Jon Stickley and Robert Greer of Town Mountain, Mark Schimick of Larry Keel’s Natural Bridge, and Charles Humphrey of the Steep Canyon Rangers. Additional acts include Jason Burleson, David Via, and Nikki Talley.
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