Featured Artist: Lyric

May 24, 2018

“Forget being signed. Paper fades. Legends don’t. I was born one.” This is what this band lives by. They started out as street musicians, filling downtown Asheville streets corners while touching many hearts. “The streets is where we love to be. We get so much positive feedback that it pushes us to work harder. This is where we started and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Leeda Jones(Lyric). With a sound and style that is so unique, they’re sure to please any crowd. Playing covers such as “Fast Car and Give me One Reason,” by Tracy Chapman, to their compelling version of Tear the Roof Off/ We Want the Funk,” by George Clinton, it would be hard not to get in the groove with them. Not to mention their well known catchy originals such as “Blue Skies,” and “So High,” which are loved by their many fans.


Lyric has played street festivals such as the Goombay festival, Bele Chere festival, Fall for Greenville Festival, Sourwood Festival and the Black Mountain arts festival. LYRIC have also played with Grammy award winning Count M’Butu from Derrick Trucks band, and opened for Grammy wine "Lizz Wright." Not long ago did the band finish their album entitled, "Guitar Feet." this album takes you on a walk through the promise of a better day. Through all hardships and struggle, this album has been known to lift people's spirits!! There are five members in the band that each play an intricate part.

Leeda Jones ,better known as “Lyric”- the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band. She plays acoustic and electric guitar and has a voice so smooth and clear that it compels you to listen. Born and raised in Asheville, NC.

Dave Matthews- the bass player who also does some background vocals. He’s so funky, that back in the day he was known as “P-Funk”! He’s Lyric’s (Leeda) dad, and he was also born and raised in Asheville, NC.

Derrick Graves- is the percussionist of the band. He plays bongos and congas with such style and grace that he makes his drums sing tunes unheard of. He was also born and raised in Asheville, NC.

Casey Dean- the drummer!! CAsey can groove you all night long. With his solid hits and thumping foot, there is no way he can't keep you dancing all night. Casey also resides in Asheville NC.

Megan Drye a.k.a Story Rain- Story Rain is an intricate exhilerating and powerful writer. She writes songs for LYRIC and she also writes poetry and is working on releasing her book of poetry soon. Her songs always make you want to dance, and can even leave you asking, "How'd she come up with that"? Megan was born and raised here in Asheville, NC


Lyric plays at 2:00pm on Sunday, 9/2 at Sorrells Street Park.

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