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‘Mouth of the South’ returns to Classic Wineseller

Russ Wilson will play Waynesville June 8. File photo Russ Wilson will play Waynesville June 8. File photo

Jazz/swing duo Russ Wilson & Hank Bones will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at The Classic Wineseller in Waynesville. 

His voice will stop you in your tracks. Known as the “Mouth of the South,” Wilson is a bridge to an era, a time when style and class were synonymous with musicianship and showmanship.

A beloved crooner in Western North Carolina, Wilson performs in as many different and varied groups as there are days in the week.

One day, Wilson will jump in with an old-time gypsy jazz outfit at a wine lounge playing selections from the 1920s and ‘30s, the next, he’ll be adorned in a tuxedo fronting a 16-piece big-band orchestra onstage playing numbers from the ‘40s and ‘50s. 

Tickets are $70 per person, which includes music, food, tax and gratuity. Beverages are extra. Limited seating. Reservations required.

For more information and a full menu, call 828.452.6000 or

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