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Samadhi Art Market

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Shop local, support local artisans, support our local economy, while giving gifts to your friends and family this holiday season that are hand made with love.

Samadhi OPEN HOUSE

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We invite all to visit the Healing Arts Center on November 17th from 1:00-4:00 pm to learn all about the healing modalities we offer. Meet our practitioners and ask every question you can think of from 1:00-2:00 during an informal Q&A session. Every 30 minutes there will be the opportunity to be gifted with a free session with one of our practitioners. 2:00-4:00 experience the facility with guided tours, and talk individually with the practitioners. Special offers on sessions and packages, available for purchase this day only with a one year expiration date; perfect for stocking up for the coming year or as stocking stuffers for your friends and family this holiday season.

Before Now, book signing with author Rose Klix

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Author Rose Klix will speak about her newest publication, Past Lives, Before Now that details her experiences with past life regressions and memories that have helped her in her journey in this life. Q&A with the author, Past Lives Before Now, available for purchase as well as many of Rose Klix’s other publications; Pastiche of Poetry; Eat, Diet, Repeat; God, My Greatest Love.

Chase Away The Pain – 2018

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On Friday, November 2nd Chase Away The Pain and ETSU Physical Therapy are teaming up with JRH Brewing to spread awareness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Chronic Pain.

The event will take place at JRH Brewing from 6:30pm – 10:00pm and will include:
OVER $400 in prizes provided by local businesses in Johnson City.
The first 100 guests will receive 1 FREE DONUT!
& JRH is graciously donating $1.00 FOR EVERY DRINK SOLD to CRPS research!

Wearing the color orange to show support for CRPS patients and survivors is highly encouraged.

The number 1 factor in successful treatment of CRPS is early detection, yet many people have never heard of the condition.

Join us at JRH Brewing to learn more about the “invisible illness” and raise money to end the suffering.

Herrick

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“​The songs written by Herrick run the gamut of emotions,alternating at times between seething rage and a bruised vulnerability. With Donna’s powerful vocals, pummeling mandolin riffs, and swaggering attitude, It sounds a bit like what might have happened had Led Zeppelin been fronted by “a chick.”

​”The band has diverse influences like Ann Wilson (Heart), Ryan Adams, Dwight Yoakum, Merle Haggard, The Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Waylon Jennings, The Band, Evanescence and more… it’s no wonder their music combines many elements from different musical styles into a new and unique blend. Fans label the band “A Breath of Fresh Air”. Different is very intriguing, and Herrick has been winning fans and music insiders over with every show they play. Their innate instinct for creating high quality music has helped Herrick stand out from the crowd as they tour to standing room only crowds across the country.”

UpSpacing Launch Party

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UpSpacing is launching it’s NEW showroom in Downtown Johnson City and you are invited to the celebration! Our showroom was designed to not only showcase our beautiful products but to offer inspiration for clients who are looking to ‘up their space’ (make it better). Our inspirational displays will have you thinking about spaces in your home and how you can take any ordinary space and transform it to extrodonary. You will also have a chance to check out some of our past designs in 3-D. This gives clients the opportunity to see their space before they buy. You can also enter to win prizes and schedule a free 3-D design for Your Own New Space!
Join us on E Main Street (between to the Old Hands On Museum and Select 7) for door prizes, food, cocktails, and inspiration.
Parking will be available in the public lots on E Main St, Colonel Way, or our parking lot behind our showroom located on E Market St (between Select 7 drive thru exit and the back of the Old Hands On Museum) look for the red reflective UpSpacing parking signs.
Prizes:
$100 gift card to Amazon
$50 gift card
$50 gift card
V/R headset
Saber Stainless Steel Grill Accessory Tool Kit
Gift Baskets and More!
Special Offers:
Any Saber Grill Purchase of $1199 and up will receive $225 in grill accessories during event and two weeks proceeding.

10% off any closet purchase until December 31, 2018.
Free specialty cabinet upgrade with any cabinet purchase until December 31, 2018

The Highland Travelers

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The Highland Travelers are a group of musicians and friends that share a common love of the traditional sounds and styles associated with the first and second generation of the legendary bluegrass artists. While there is an immense respect for the pioneers and legends of this music, they strive to advance the genre with original material and arranging ideas.

Keith Garrett is the principal songwriter and guitarist in the band and has performed with many groups, most notably The Boxcars and Blue Moon Rising. He has become very well respected as one of the best writers in the bluegrass world. Not only is he a strong writer, he’s an excellent lead vocalist and guitarist as well – a real triple threat talent.

Adam Steffey plays mandolin and sings lead and harmony vocals. He has been a part of the bluegrass music scene for over 30 years now and has performed, traveled, and recorded with many artists in both the bluegrass and country music scene, including Alison Krauss, Mountain Heart, The Dan Tyminski Band, and The Boxcars.

Gary Hultman is a gifted young resophonic guitar player who started his professional music career as part of The Boxcars. He plays a big role in the harmonies that the band displays in their song arrangements, as well as adding creative, tasteful solos and lyrical lines on his guitar.

Jason Davis is one of the most gifted banjo players of this era. He has a sense of timing and drive that is hard to find and can dynamically make a song ebb and flow in ways few can mimic. He played most notably with Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice before helping form the Highland Travelers.

Kameron Keller plays bass with the group and sings harmony. He is without doubt one of the best young bass players in this type of music and with understated accuracy can lay the foundation for the band to soar over. He is a rhythm machine and his playing compliments everyone around him.

This is a true band, in every sense of the word. These musicians work together to support each other and make the best music they can – no ‘star’ and the others. The Highland Travelers are a unit working toward common goals – to make great music that they love to play, and let their fans become a part of it all through their performances and recordings.

Megan Jean and The KFB Album release party at The Willow Tree

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In the four years since their last album, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band have undergone something of an identity crisis. Sure, there are elements that have remained the same: Megan Jean’s hurricane of a voice that can glide from baritone to mezzo soprano without breaking a sweat; the engine-room thrum-and-stomp of her husband Byrne Klay on banjo and bass drum — that’s all intact.

But depending on when you might have seen them on their endless tour around the country, Megan Jean and Byrne Klay might have been a folk-tinged duo with Jean on acoustic guitar, or a washboard-strumming revue heavy on campy 1950s horror movie references and 1920s flapper-jazz style vocals. In their most recent incarnation, they’re a mesh of fiercely rhythmic, percussion-heavy propulsion, with the banjo and Jean’s roof-shaking voice the only melodic elements.

It might seem that there’s some grand evolutionary design in place, but Jean says that necessity, and injury, have been the mothers of their invention.

“I started on guitar, and then realized I needed to have drums to get folks dancing,” she says. “And I needed to get ’em dancing if I wanted to play where the people were on Saturday night. I switched to washboard, which hurt my hands and shoulders terribly after a few hundred shows over several years.”

She adds, “These days I’m playing a full kit and singing, and it’s the most fun I’ve ever had onstage.”

Byrne Klay is one of those musical wizards who can essentially play any instrument he picks up, but even so, his style has changed as well. “Last year I started playing an electric banjo,” he says. “It’s a whole new thing for me. It plays and resonates like a banjo but sustains like a guitar. I’ve learned a lot making that thing work beneath Megan’s voice. And Megan’s drumming has really developed; her feel for rhythm is pure heartbeat.”

Klay adds, “A good musician knows that the secret is to tune your instrument to the strongest heartbeat. The rest is just a body in motion.”

The result is that Jean has more space than ever to flex her vocal muscle, which she does with even more skill on the KFB’s new album, “Tarantistas.” The duo recorded the album at The Jam Room in Columbia with engineer Zac Thomas. “We have special chemistry with Zac,” Klay says. “As an engineer, he’s the perfect partner for us. His ears are as good as Megan’s and his skill set covers everything we can’t. He has great taste and really listens to how we play.”

Jean estimates that the band has played 600 shows since their last album, and despite the hardships of being an independent band that literally lives on the road (their home is their touring van much of the time), the experience they’ve accumulated has been invaluable.

“I think it’s been a blessing of sorts for us, to exist like we have in a vacuum, devoid of industry interest,” she says. “We’ve been able to develop our own sound organically, just playing enough to keep gas in our tank and food in our bellies. We run our band like an old-school jazz act: If you ain’t playing, you paying. Time was, you played seven days a week and hit the studio during the day, so you sounded as tight as you could be. And all that playing develops your craft and your sound. Your songs get better, your playing gets better, you appreciate the gigs more, and you learn what it takes to be a real artist.”

-Vincent Harris, Greenville Journal