Hickory – The Taste Full Beans October Artists’ Reception is Saturday (10/15) from 7 to 9pm and will feature live music by Tony Eltora and the opportunity to chat with many of our current artists: Scott Millar, Ken Eidenmiller, Leslie Hamlin, Amanda Dobbins (pottery), Suzy McGee (quilled cards), Richard McGee (photography), Kate Cree (stained glass), Lori Clement (jewelry), and more. We hope you will be able to join us.

About Tony Eltora: Imagine Van Morrison hanging out with Paul Simon playing Muddy Waters songs, this is what Tony Eltora’s music sounds like. Raised in Richmond VA, Eltora grew up playing and performing at the age of twelve. Drawing from his vast love of all styles of music, Eltora’s sound is a mix of blues and soul with hints of jazz and world music thrown in. Tony moved to Hickory NC in 1998 where he continues to teach private guitar instruction and perform in local and regional bands as well as woking on his solo material. He has shared the stage with many national and regional musicians including, Tim Reynolds, Sam Bush, Keller Williams, George Porter Jr, Oteil Burbridge, and Acoustic Syndicate, to name a few. Because of his love of teaching kids, Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a non profit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach. For more information about Tony Eltora, please visit, reverbnation.com/tonyeltora

Taste Full Beans is at 29 2nd St NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

Scott Owens www.scottowenspoet.com www.scottowensmusings.blogspot.com www.poetryhickory.com www.wildgoosepoetryreview.com www.234journal.com www.ncpoetrysociety.org

Photo: Tony Eltora