Acoustic Asheville: Paul Edelman and Eric Ciborski

Video still by Jesse Hamm
Video still by Jesse Hamm

Singer-songwriter Paul Edelman‘s best friend growing up (according to his bio), was a weeping willow tree. Even if that’s not true, it sounds like the premise for exactly the kind of thoughtful and pleasantly haunting song that Edelman writes. OK, maybe haunting isn’t the right word. His songs are steeped in Americana and folk traditions, worn in and road weary, and yet bolstered by the crispness of a cool breeze. And for all of those reasons they stick with the listener. Case in point: as-yet-unreleased song, “Great American Limbo,” performed with keyboardist Eric Ciborski as part of the Acoustic Asheville series.

Read about Edelman’s most recent album here. He plays The Westville Pub on Saturday, April 26, at 10 p.m. $5.

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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