Mondays Belong to the Jeff Thompson Trio at 5 Walnut

The Jeff Thompson Trio—Jeff on vocals and guitar, Lenny Pettinelli on keys and bass, and James Kylen on drums—will be playing all four Mondays in January (6, 13, 20, and 27) at 5 Walnut Wine Bar in downtown Asheville. Their musical sets run from 8–10 p.m. each evening.

Jeff possesses incredible guitar skills and an amazing four-octave vocal range. A prolific songwriter, his pieces evince heartfelt observations about the varied, often poignant, things that comprise our lives. He intersperses his songs with entertaining stories and spoken word poetry.

Musically, expect everything from ballads to jazz to hard rock, and don’t be surprised to watch him improvise songs on the spot. With the benefit of Lenny’s and James’ contributions as backup singers, many of the songs contain well-crafted three-part harmonies.

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