October 2019



Lifetime member of Levon Helm’s ‘Midnight Ramble’ Again Leads All-Star Band…..Woodstock/Muscle Shoals Sound at White Horse Black Mountain

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C.—White Horse Black Mountain announced today that it has added a new monthly series to its programming calendar with Ramble on the Mountain, a show performed by drummer/vocalist Joe Medwick, a lifetime friend and member of Levon Helm’s legendary Midnight Ramble who returns with an All-Star band and that distinctive Woodstock/Muscle Shoals sound on MONDAY OCTOBER 14.

Medwick’s Ramble on the Mountain first shared Americana music influenced by The Band and Helm’s famous informal musical gatherings at Levon Helm Studios at White Horse Black Mountain on July 18.  The show drew rousing ovations.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are priced at $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event.  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 828-669-0816 or go to: www.whitehorseblackmountain.com.

Medwick, a native of Watertown, N.Y., began his music career as a teenager before logging more than 20 years of helping his friends sell and market records.  Joe returned to performing in the early ’90’s with the help of guitar great and now best friend, Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris), Garth Hudson (from The Band) and many more.

He has performed with Helm, Hudson, The Neville Brothers, The McGarrigle Sisters, The Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Willie Dixon, Albert Lee and many more.

After many stops and starts from Los Angeles to Woodstock, to Austin and back to LA, Joe has finished his Memphis to Montreal sessions at Johnny Lee Schell’s Ultratone Studios in Studio City, Calif.  The album features handpicked original songs, as well as selected covers by Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Dan Penn and more.  The album is dedicated to Joe’s too-soon-gone friends Levon Helm, Tim Drummond, Lonnie Mack and his late brother PeterGuest artists on the CD including Albert Lee (guitar), Hudson (organ, piano, squeeze) , Joel Savoy (cajun fiddle) Johnny Lee Schell (slide guitar, vocals), Hutch Hutchinson (bass) and Gary Mallaber (vibes and drums)  Memphis to Montreal has drawn praise throughout the music world:

This is not a good record, this is a great record!,” said Russ Solomon, founder of Tower Records, before his death last year.

It’s stunning just how strong this album is!,” said famed music industry executive Bill Bentley (Warner Brothers Records, Vanguard Records).

Joining Medwick (vocals and drums) is an all-star band for the October 6 show including bass player Chris Q (LOWdOGS and JuncoPartner) and guitarist Mike Barnes (Warren Haynes, Derek Tucks) and friends!

Medwick has been featured in Rolling Stone, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News& World Report, Billboard, Time Magazine, Der Spiegel among others and on MTV, ABC Good Morning America, ABC “Nightline,” CBS Evening News, NBC Today Show, BBC, CNN, FNN, WOR, WPIX, PBS, Entertainment Tonight and Showbiz Today.

White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state-of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, soft drinks and snacks.

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