Thu. 3/23 - The Market Place Restaurant 6-9p

Tue. 3/28 - Jon Henry's vintage swing jazz @ 5 Walnut Wine Bar

Wed. 3/29 - Asheville Ableton User Group Meetup and AMP social @ the Boat House @ Smoky Park Supper Club 6p

Wed. 3/29 - Evil Note Lab @ One Stop AVL 10-1a

Thu. 3/30 - The Market Place Restaurant 6-9p

Fri. 3/31 - WXYZ Lounge @ Aloft Hotel 8-11p

Sat. 4/1 - Omni Grove Park Inn with Caro Mia 8-11p

Tue. 4/4 - Jon Henry's vintage swing jazz @ 5 Walnut Wine Bar

Wed. 4/5 - The Lobster Trap 6:30-8:30

Wed. 4/5 - Evil Note Lab @ One Stop AVL 10-1a

Thu. 4/6 - The Market Place Restaurant 6-90p

Fri. 4/7 - WXYZ Lounge @ Aloft Hotel 8-11p

Sat. 4/8 - The Business private event


HoveyKraft album release Friday 8/29 

I am pleased to announce the launching of the first HoveyKraft album!!  There will be a quadruple release Friday 8/29 at Isis Music Hall w/ albums from myself, The Secret B-Sides, Laura Reed, and Slo_Gold aka Jeff Knorr, featuring Sidney Barnes, a true Asheville soul family affair.  I'll be performing at 9-9:45 w/ Phil Bronson on cajon and drum kit and will make this album available for online purchase soon as well as launch the HoveyKraft website.  Stay tuned and thanks for the support!


Hovey Kat :: In the Lounge Every Wednesday in August w/Kat Williams & Ben Hovey

Kat Williams and Ben Hovey present a weekly house concert in the Isis Lounge.
The audience will be involved in the creative process of Ben Hovey & Kat Williams taking jazz, blues, world & soul music and incorporating electronic and tech driven grooves. 7PM - 9PM

5PM Door :: 7:00PM Show

General Admission Seated Lounge Show :: Limited Tables Available with Dinner Reservation (Call 828-575-2737 for reservations) Seating without reservations will be first come first serve.
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Asheville, NC




Ableton Live 9 Basics Video

I made this video for my Ableton Live 9 certification application. It's useful for beginners and covers basic layout, signal flow, terminology, warp modes, launch modes, record modes, session to arrangement, etc...

Live @ The Market Place Restaurant Asheville, NC 4/3/14 Set 1

I thought this first set sounded nice from The Market Place Restaurant
4/3/14 and I wanted to share because it has been a while since I have posted a live show and many people have requested I record a new one. These are all original tunes and remixes. There are no overdubs and no edits here, just raw live improvised and synchronized trumpet/keys, melodica, looping, effecting, chopping, and dubbing using ableton live. Enjoy! I'm there every Thursday night if you are in Asheville and would like to hear some unique live music.


Ableton Live Master Class and official Push release party in LA 

I am very much looking forward to traveling to LA this weekend to participate in this special Ableton Live master class and official Push release party! Big thanks to my friend Laura Escudé for making it happen. If you are in LA and looking to "Push" the envelope of sonic possibilities with technology, this 2 day event is not to be missed!

Electronic Creatives & Center For the Arts Eagle Rock Present:

Ableton Live Master Class

March 9 & 10, 2013 11AM - 4PM

Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041

Workshop tickets:
$99 for each day until February 22, 2013
$110 for each day February 22 - March 1, 2013
$125 for each day after March 1, 2013

March 9
Laura Escudé (Ableton Certified Trainer, Electronic Creatives)—Using Live 9 Features for Production—Remixing M83 & Polica
Sweatson Klank aka Take (Project Mooncircle, Dublab, Alpha Pup)—Reverse Engineering Techniques from the Upcoming Album “You, Me, Temporary”
Ben Hovey (Bob Moog Foundation)—From the Studio to the Stage, Live Set Workflow— Interfacing iOS apps with Ableton Live

March 10
Virtual Boy (Alpha Pup Records, TeamSupreme)—Songwriting & Arranging Techniques—Mastering the Mix
Djemba Djemba (Mad Decent, TeamSupreme, Rabbit Records)—Sound Design With Ableton Live Instruments—Layering to Create Unique Sounds
Mike Parvizi (Penthouse Penthouse, TeamSupreme)—Microdetailing Samples

5-11pm Electronic Creatives Re-Launch Party and Official Ableton PUSH Party
AlluxeHenry StrangePenthouse PenthouseFuzzDjemba DjembaBen HoveySide Brain & Paul Dateh