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First & Third Thursday // The Moon and You & Robin Lewis

Red Rover Third Thursdays at Habitat Brewing just got a little sweeter. NOW you can come join this intimate, listening-room style show on the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month. 

Still FREE, and still LOCAL. May’s first installment features The Moon and You (duo) and Robin Lewis. Food truck on site. Please bring cash donations for the musicians, if’n you please.

7:00 Robin Lewis Music
Singer-songwriter Robin Lewis has a voice that has been described as intoxicating and warm. She recently relocated from Fort Collins, CO to Asheville, NC. She has strong soul and jazz influences from her childhood, however, the allure of poetic language, story telling, and simplicity led her to folk music. The combination of soulful vocals and simple guitar fingerpicking create a soothing sound. She received an honorable mention in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour competition, along with songwriters from all over the nation. Robin has played at The Mishawaka, The Aggie Theatre and many other venues.

8:40 The Moon and You
At its core, The Moon and You is a charismatic husband-and-wife team. Melissa Hyman plays cello, Ryan Furstenberg plays guitar and banjo, and both sing in “voices that sound like they were made for one another” (Bill DeYoung, Connect Savannah). But whatever you might assume based on their gorgeous vocal blend and heartfelt lyrics, this ain’t your basic folk duo. With a rotating cast of talented friends to add unexpected instrumentation to their lineup, The Moon and You never plays the same show twice. This ever-evolving, expandable and collapsible model leaves the band constantly reinventing itself in ways both surprising and satisfying. 

Currently calling Asheville, NC home, Furstenberg and Hyman mix up a fresh blend of influences from very different backgrounds. Melissa grew up in the NYC area studying classical cello. Her dad is a professional violinist and formal music instructor, her mom a fan of 60s folk who loves to host a good old fashioned sing-along. Ryan was born and raised among the Eastern NC tobacco fields, learning classic country and 70s rock on harmonica and then guitar. His rich country baritone and easy Southern style bring an undeniable Americana flavor to the table. 

Together, the two form a sound that is warm and inviting, atmospheric and playful. Each is a well developed songwriter with a distinctive voice, and their songs range in style from classic to quirky. Lyrics-driven and intellectual with a keen ear for arrangement, they make music perfectly suited to a listening room or a pair of good headphones. 

Live on stage they are 100% themselves: funny, charming and slightly odd; communing with their audiences, warts and all. Performances evoke joyful eruptions of laughter, occasional tears, and moments of breathless awe. 

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