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Voted by touring musicians as one of the nation’s top 25 live music venues
“The mountain enclave of Asheville, North Carolina has a well-deserved reputation as a regional mecca for live music. Although it’s not the biggest venue in town, the intimate Grey Eagle beat out the larger, better-known Orange Peel in our poll as touring musicians’ top choice. Known for its excellent sound, great beer selection and attentive audiences, the Grey Eagle was singled out by artists as diverse as singer-songwriter Mason Jennings, post-rock instrumentalists Explosions in the Sky, and indie rockers the War on Drugs.”
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“The Grey Eagle is a club where the walls sweat history.  It is a highlight of my year to work a stage where so much talent and heart have played before me.  It feels like home.”
-Lizz Winstead Comedian, Co-creator of The Daily Show
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“The Grey Eagle was one of the first venues I gravitated to when I relocated from Tucson to Asheville in 2002, and during my ten years of living in Asheville some of my fondest musical memories are of Grey Eagle shows. I saw punk, I saw pop, I saw soul, I saw twang, I saw psychedelic indie-rock, I saw honey-throated folk; from Alejandro Escovedo to Akron/Family to Reigning Sound to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to Rodriguez… the list is long. More to the point, though, as a veteran of concert-going since the early ‘70s, I can say without hesitation that the Eagle’s ambiance and intimacy, coupled with an excellent sound system, has always made for a profound concert experience; you can also sense that the musicians onstage feed off that intimacy, which has led on more than one occasion to a profound audience-artist transfer of energy that you simply can’t replicate in a cavernous, huge stage type venue. When you factor in the realization that the people operating the club are also music nuts themselves who clearly enjoy being part of the dynamic, it’s safe to say that the Grey Eagle is nothing less than a second home for a lot of people. It sure was for me, and I always felt like I was welcome there.”
-Fred Mills Editor Blurt Magazine
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“I’ve seen more shows at The Grey Eagle than I could be expected to remember.  Some were ‘must see’ and some were ’why not?’ but all of them were experienced in a venue that reminds me again and again that these are music fans first and club owners second.  Thanks guys, for a bunch of great times and many more to come.”
- James Cassara, Music writer at Rapid River Arts
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“Arlo, Larkin, Smither, Lamotte, Brodsky, Newcomer, Brown, et. al. … from its first flight all those years ago in Black Mountain, the Eagle has been and remains the best listening room in the region.”
- Cecil Bothwell