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Log Cabin Music Classes

Classes and lessons for total beginners in bluegrass banjo, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin and guitar are being offered at the Log Cabin Music Center in Asheville, North Carolina. These first-timer classes are taught by Wayne Erbsen, who has been teaching for over forty years, and has authored 28 books on playing various musical instruments. Wayne  is host of Asheville’s Public Radio WCQS “Country Roots” radio program on Sunday evenings at 88.1 FM from 7:00 -9:00 PM. Listen live on the web on Sunday nights

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  • Thu
    7:30-9:30 p.m.

    Thursday evenings. This intermediate bluegrass & old-time band is an ongoing "institution" that combines about a dozen intermediate level musicians who play fiddle, mandolin, bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, guitar and bass. If you can play some tunes on your instrument but don't have the opportunity of playing with other people, you are encouraged to contact Wayne for more information. Each week all the instruments will learn one or two new tunes and play tunes and sing songs in our growing list of bluegrass and old-time songs. Cost: If you sign up for at least 6 consecutive classes, it's $120. If you'd rather pick and choose the classes you attend, it's $25/class. If you'd like to drop in and check it out, it's FREE. Come join the FUN!

Log Cabin Cooking Classes

  • Wed
    5-8 pm111 Bell Rd, Asheville NC 28805

     Learn to cook a seasonal meal on a vintage wood-fired cookstove! We will make stone ground polenta, 'fagioli al fiasco', sausages simmered in a red wine sauce, grilled fall greens, and a candy roaster pumpkin pie, accompanied by robust mountain wines. Limited space available, class will be gluten free.  Taught by mother & daughter team Barbara Swell and Annie Erbsen De Bacco. $45. 

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Directions:  Log Cabin Cooking & Music is located at 111 Bell Road, just off New Haw Creek Road in the Haw Creek section of East Asheville. From Highway 240 in Asheville, take exit #7. From 240 going East, turn left at the light at the off-ramp.. From 240 going West, turn right at the light at the off-ramp. Now you’re on Tunnel Road going east. At the very first light, turn left and then take a sudden right on New Haw Creek Road. Go about 1½ miles. On your right you’ll see a baseball field. Turn right at the beginning of the ball field on Bell Road. Pass Evergreen Charter School on your left, then pass Ozark Springs Road on your right. Then you’ll come to our big garden on your right. Slow down. On your left will be Zander Way. You’ll turn right on the driveway opposite Zander Way at two big black mailboxes. As you come up our gravel driveway, the cabin will be on your left. You can park either in front of in back of the cabin. If you park in back, come in the back right door.