May 30, 2023 6:30 pm
At 185 King Street
Posted by Madeline Magin
Launched in August of 2020, Tuesday Casual Collaborations at 185 King Street has become a cornerstone of the vibrant Brevard music community. Every week Travis Book assembles a unique group of musicians for a one-time-only show, drawing on his vast network of friends and growing repertoire of musical styles. From Bluegrass to Blues, Songwriter to Americana, Country to Funk, Travis and his ever-evolving cast of local and national (even international) musicians consistently hit the sweet spot between preparation and spontaneity. “Eventually, I hope to play with everyone!” he occasionally boasts, and he’s well on his way. Travis has hosted a wide range of musicians, including: Anders Beck, Nicki Bluhm, Josh Daniel, Beppe Gambetta, Mike Guggino, Vince Herman, Sierra Hull, Cris Jacobs, Jim Lauderdale, Lindsay Lou, Steve McMurry, Mimi Naja, Tim O’Brien, Woody Platt, Jon Stickley, Kyle Tuttle, and Cristina Vane. He also regularly employs the skills of world-class local musicians like Jeff Sipe, Mike Ashworth, Tommy Maher, Bennett Sullivan, and Derick Gardner. Every week is unique, the musical styles wide-ranging, but the one thing that remains constant is the intention, positivity, and charisma that Travis brings to each and every show.
This week's show will have the added component of an interview with the featured guest, Ed Jurdi, in the middle of the show. Ed Jurdi is one of the founding members of Band of Heathens. Formed in Austin, the Band of Heathens became a group totally by accident. Songwriters Colin Brooks, Gordy Quist, and Ed Jurdi were all doing regular sets at Momo's in Austin when they began sitting in with each other, eventually making the whole thing one big show that they called the Good Time Supper Club, which was essentially three singer/songwriters in the round backed by a solid rhythm section of John Chipman on drums and Seth Whitney on bass. What started out as a spontaneous side project soon became a full-fledged rock & roll band. The Band of Heathens' first two albums were both live affairs, 2006's Live from Momo's and 2007's Live at Antones (which was also released on DVD), while their third, simply called The Band of Heathens, was produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard and released in 2008 on BOH Records. A year later, the group released their second album, One Foot in the Ether, which again gained strong notices in Americana circles.
Things to note:
- If billing includes “ft.” the guest will be the featured artist on the show.
- If billing includes “w/” those guests are supporting the featured artist.
- Shows billed as “The Travis Book Happy Hour” are recorded for his podcast of the same name and include an interview with the featured guest.
- Sometimes Travis is on tour (with his band, The Infamous Stringdusters) and is unable to host. These shows retain the spirit and ethos of Travis Book & Friends, but he enlists a TB&F regular to anchor hosting duties. These shows will be billed accordingly.
For this show you can purchase an entire table or a general admission ticket.
Table reservations are sold for the front room directly in front of the stage. Tables are numbered 1-18. If you would like to purchase a table, review the diagram below then click the "tickets" button towards the top of the page. When you purchase a table you are purchasing the number of tickets that the table seats.
General Admission tickets are sold individually. If you purchase a general admission ticket you have access to the tables at the rear of the venue (everthing behind the numbered tables) as well as outdoor tables, weather permitting, on a first come first serve basis.
In order to purchase a ticket decide in which area you would like to sit and then click the "tickets" button above. You may have to go back and forth a bit if your preferred table is no longer available. If the only ticket you see is "general admission" that means the tables are sold out.