The Big Asterisk Band, an old soul, jazz and R&B big band ensemble made up of Anderson County Community Theater members and present and former ACHS marching band musicians, performed for the first time at the Lawrenceburg Green on Aug. 10. Members of the band include Mike Damron, Patrick Callahan, Micah Searcy, Jessica Handy, Rodney Handy, Harrison Evans, Cole Ripy, Charles Council, Ryan Ruerhrwein, Brian Quire, Miles Manuel and Jessica Damron.
Band leader Mike Damron said he hopes the band will move toward learning more funk-orientated, rock and R&B music, exploring work by bands and musicians like Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago and Miles Davis. ‘I really want to advocate live music,’ Damron said. ‘We need way more performing arts.’