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Listening Party

Another chill evening of sounds at DBN.

7pm. Three local performers here at Downtown Books and News

-Sarah Louise's music is a sonic journey through her home in the mountains of North Carolina: smooth-stone creek bottoms, delicate lunar-born mushrooms beneath rhododendron boughs, extreme changes in elevation. Her unique 12-string guitar-style is heavily influenced by her clawhammer banjo-playing as well as other Appalachian and nature-based drone styles from around the world.

-Emmalee Hunnicutt has been playing cello for 21 years, and finds great joy in creating and sharing music. She plays with three area symphonies, as well as around town in styles from folk to theatre, new-metal to experimental classical. Her set at DBN will be a solo set with loops and electronics.

-The Dead Tongues is a musical and writing practice of Asheville North Carolina based artist Ryan Gustafson. At times Gustafson performs with a large backing band that nurtures a 60’s rock n’ roll spirit allowing the time and sonic space to indulge in loose long form improvisations while remaining rooted in a slightly garage toned style of folk and Americana music. More often recently he has been performing solo incorporating the fretless banjo, resonator guitar and three finger style acoustic guitar giving way to a more traditional and primitive approach to his songwriting. Though The Dead Tongues only have a limited amount of released material and a very minimal presence on social media and the internet in general, Gustafson remains constantly active in writing and evolving as an artist.

Earlier Event: May 8
Juniper Bends!
67 North Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC • 828.253.8654