DJ Name: Trevon D.
Show: Sounds Like Food
When?: Tuesdays, from 3–5 p.m.
Every few months we highlight a different show on Asheville FM, from the music-focused to all talk. Check out our last post, which spotlighted Steve Sax Syndrome!
A weekly show about music and food from the perspective of musicians, artists, and cooks, “Sounds Like Food” began in May 2015, growing out of Trevon D’s interest in the interplay between food and art. A graduate of photography school and A-B Tech’s culinary school, Trevon has worked in many Asheville restaurants and owned/operated the Bom Bus food truck, specializing in Portuguese food. He currently owns and operates the Tuxedo Diner in Tuxedo, NC.
“I found that working in kitchens, there is a commonality of artists and musicians that also work in these environments, so I thought it would be interesting to see if there were any shared influences or creative drive among the artists and chefs,” he says. Past guests have included Kyle McKnight (Dusty Foothills), Steven Goff (Brinehaus Meat + Provisions), Suzy Phillips (Gypsy Queen Cuisine), and Meredith Leigh (Author of The Ethical Meat Handbook), among others.
“Each show is comprised of an interview with a chef/artist/musician intertwined with a playlist that is curated by my guest,” says Trevon. On occasion, he and Ashley Capps will discuss ingredients (e.g., strawberries, cilantro, blueberries) on air. Ashley is an aspiring DJ, instructor at A-B Tech, and a pastry chef at Buxton Hall Barbecue.
He grew up in Wyoming, moved to Oregon for photography school, lived in Florida for a few years, then moved to Asheville in 2005. He worked for the airlines as a member of the ground crew from 2002 until 2013 and traveled all over the world. He began volunteering with Asheville FM in 2015, first as part of the News team, then starting his own show. “My diner is only closed one day a week, Tuesdays, so I can produce this show!” he says.
Trevon also volunteers as the Asheville FM PSA coordinator (read more about this position here) and plays a key role during the station’s fund drives to get food donations from local restaurants. He is an integral part of ensuring our station is best serving our region. “Because this is a community-powered radio station, it’s important to create those connections and form relationships that can continue beyond the one-time event.”
When asked what he most enjoys about volunteering with the station, Trevon says, “Free form Radio! Creating unique content and collaborating with the community!”