The Sanctuary Series Presents: Nicholas Edward Williams w/ Hannah Kaminer

Friday, Jul. 12, 2024

Doors: 6:00pm - Start: 7:00pm - End: 10:00pm

Central United Methodist Church of Asheville

27 Church St

Asheville, NC 28801

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This third installment of The Sanctuary Series, housed in the historic sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Asheville, welcomes Chattanooga-based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and host of the syndicated podcast American Songcatcher, Nicholas Edward Williams, with an opening set from beloved Asheville songstress, Hannah Kaminer. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Transylvania county chapter of Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM,) a nonprofit whose mission is " to provide communities with the tools and support they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music" and ".. [to give children] the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together." Learn more about JAM here:

About Nicholas Edward Williams Host of the roots music history podcast American Songcatcher, Nicholas Edward Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and storyteller who is dedicated to "playing it forward" by preserving the songs, stories, artists and styles that have shaped our country: Ragtime, Piedmont Blues, Early Country, Traditional Folk and Old-Time. Williams has spent the last 15 years touring three continents, performing all around the US, as well as the UK, Western Europe and Australia, blending the roots music spectrum in his own style. Under his previous project, Whetherman, Williams independently released eight revered records from 2007-2018. Under his own name, his critically acclaimed sophomore release from late 2021, Folk Songs For Old Times' Sake has been heralded by well-regarded figures of the roots community such as David Holt, Oliver Wood, Dom Flemons, and JP Harris.

About Hannah Kaminer Hannah Kaminer is an Asheville, North Carolina-based artist who is known for her poignant songwriting, clear voice, and often comedic stage presence. Raised in small towns in Western North Carolina, Kaminer writes songs about love, loss, and home, fusing echoes of Appalachian and country traditions with wistful, Americana-style songwriting. She has released three studio albums: Acre by Acre (2015), Heavy Magnolias (2018) which was co-produced with GRAMMY-winning engineer Julian Dreyer, and Heavy on the Vine (2024) which she produced with her band, The Wistfuls. Her latest album, Heavy on the Vine, was released in January 2024, and has garnered play and a Studio B session at WNCW as well as reviews and mentions by the NYTimes, Americana-UK, The Bluegrass Situation, and AltCountry.NL.