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Apr. 20, 2024

1:00 AM


Happy 4/20 AVL with Mama & the Ruckus @Jack of the Wood

The Scoop

Get ready to be swept away by the soul-stirring melodies of Mama and the Ruckus, Asheville’s own powerhouse Soul and Blues band, as they take the stage at Jack of the Wood on April 20th, 2024! From 9 pm to midnight, immerse yourself in the captivating rhythms and heartfelt lyrics of this intergenerational project, inspired by Blues & Roots music. Led by the powerful vocalist and lyricist, Melissa McKinney, Mama and the Ruckus delves deep into the human experience, exploring themes of trauma, pain, and resilience through their music. Melissa’s emotive vocals serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration, inviting listeners to find solace and strength in the midst of life’s challenges. Joining Melissa are the talented musicians who make up The Ruckus: Patrick French and Owen Myers on guitar, Matt Guard on keys, Michael Dunham on bass, Hinton Edgerton on drums, and Rob French on harmonica. Together, they weave a tapestry of sound that is both raw and uplifting, creating an atmosphere of joy and healing with every note.