Your neighborhood public house & listening room

Taproom and Bottle Shop:  Over 150 beverages, alcoholic & non-alcoholic.  Live music every day.

We are an employee-owned cooperative & living wage certified.

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Thomas Kozak is a singer-songwriter based in Asheville, NC. With a focus on lyricism and structure that stretches convention, he looks to bend an ear beyond the expected. His blend of intricate picking patterns and soft, dark vocals has led his music to be described as meditative and intimate. A poet as well, Kozak places considerable emphasis on his lyrics, which move beyond the classic narrative progression. Thomas is accompanied this evening by his wife, Mackenzie.

In 2019, Kozak linked up with the critically-acclaimed Americana artist Jim White (“Wrong-Eyed Jesus”/“No Such Place”) who would produce his first full-length album, “The Rubicon.” Engineered by John Keane and released on June 3rd, 2022, “The Rubicon” is an exploration of the ongoing life of the decisions one makes, traced through to a culminating acceptance, all against the wildly diverse soundscape Jim White is known for.

Kozak’s forthcoming EP, “Our Lady of Embers,” plays with the concept of divine intercession and the desire to construct externalizations of interior struggles in order to face them more clearly. All six songs were engineered by Mike Johnson (of Slowpacker) at Citizen Studios and Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville.

His music can be found on Spotify and other streaming services. More can be found at or on social media (Instagram | Facebook).

This is a listening event.