Preview: Music to Your Ears / Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’

Hosted by the Asheville Guitar Bar, a discussion series provides deeper understanding and greater enjoyment of classic albums and recording artists. Led by Asheville speaker, author and music journalist Bill Kopp, Music to Your Ears is an interactive experience that shines a light on important music and people. Music to Your Ears is a 90-minute conversation, held at the Guitar Bar, a music magnet in Asheville’s historic River Arts District. The September 6 event is a listening party and discussion focusing on Tapestry, the landmark 1971 album from Carole King.

Carole King was already a remarkably successful artist when she recorded her second solo album, 1971’s landmark Tapestry. On her own and as part of a songwriting partnership with Gerry Goffin, King was responsible for some of the most enduring pop music of the early sixties: her extensive credits include writing or co-writing “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Loco-Motion,” “Up on the Roof” and scores of other classics.

King’s Tapestry was an exemplar of the burgeoning singer-songwriter movement, featuring remakes of two of her classics (originally cut by other artists) and a batch of top-flight new songs like “It’s too Late” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Close friend, musical associate and like-minded artist James Taylor contributed to the album as well. Tapestry was met with universal critical acclaim and massive sales worldwide, reaching the #1 spot in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Spain and elsewhere. Tapestry’s influence and sustained impact are staggering: worldwide sales of the album have exceeded 30 million copies.

Announcing an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate Tapestry with fellow music lovers. The latest in the popular Music to Your Ears discussion series will explore Carole King’s second solo album, as well as its context and enduring importance. Bill Kopp will be joined by singer-songwriter Dulci Ellenberger for an evening of listening and conversation about Carole King’s Tapestry. Dulci may even sing and play a song or two. The evening is the latest installment of the popular “Music to Your Ears’ discussion series, hosted by Asheville Guitar Bar and sponsored by AshevilleFM.

Join host and music journalist Bill Kopp for an evening in discussion with Dulci Ellenberger about Carole King. We’ll listen to key tracks and encourage questions from the audience.

WHAT: Music to Your Ears Discussion Series: Carole King’s Tapestry
WHO: Discussion led by music journalist/author Bill Kopp with co-host Dulci Ellenberger
WHERE: Asheville Guitar Bar, 122 Riverside Dr., Suite D, Asheville
WHEN: Wednesday, Sep. 6, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30) $10 at the door / SEATING IS LIMITED