Music, Food and Brews in Brevard's Backyard

Songwriter Round with Dave Desmelik, Keturah Allgood, & Laura Blackley

Thursday, August 15
Doors: 4pm // Show: 7pm
$7 to $12

Join us for an evening of incredible musicianship as these three local songwriters share the stage for a very special evening.  

Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical focus is on original compositions. What attracts listeners to Desmelik’s tunes, old and new, is the element of authenticity incorporated in them. There is no sugar coating involved. His songs are not wrapped in false smiles, rather they are stark and open and tend to settle on the pulse of everyday life. An unclosed and evolving journal of thoughts set to music and melodies in prose and instrumental performance. Desmelik has released 18 albums to date as well as two albums with his former band Onus B. Johnson. Onus B. Johnson was a Band Finalist at the 2001 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition and was voted Flagstaff’s best band three times. He was the winner of the 2002 Flagstaff Awards for Music Excellence (FAME) award for best singer-songwriter.

Keturah Allgood is a shining star in the world of Americana music, radiating warmth and positivity with her soulful voice and heartfelt songs. Hailing from the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, Keturah’s music is a delightful blend of folk, blues, and gospel, creating a sound that is both comforting and inspiring.

Laura Blackley has been making music in Western North Carolina for several years.  She’s a singer, songwriter and guitarist who specializes in country, blues and rock with an emphasis on songwriting. Blackley plays in several bands and she and her band the Wildflowers won first prize in the 2016 North Carolina Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s Blues
Challenge. This win sent them to Memphis, TN to perform in the International Blues Competition.
She also plays classic country music with the Old Chevrolette Set, a group led by local radio host and pedal steel player Tom Pittman. When not playing music Blackley is a Pre-k through 8 th grade Music Teacher at Rainbow Community School. She earned 2 nd place (Best Music Teacher) in Asheville’s Mountain Xpress Best Of competition in 2022.


Venue and ticketing information:

We are family friendly, but shows are 21+ unless accompanied by a guardian.  

For this show you have the option of purchasing a table or a general admission ticket.  

When purchasing a table you are purchasing the number of tickets that the tables seats.  For example if you purchase a 4-top table you are purchasing 4 tickets 

General admission tickets gain you access to the rear of the venue, behind the seated sections as well as the backyard.  There are tables in both areas that are available on a first come, first served basis.  
There is a garage door behind the stage that remains open in good weather so that you can enjoy the show from inside or outside.

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