Smart bets web extra: The Kernal

Smart bets web extra: The Kernal-attachment0

The Kernel, whose bio is a collection of videos, seems drawn from another era. Or, perhaps, a patchwork of eras. His thrift shops suits are pure ‘70s, his sound is ‘60s rockabilly and ‘50s do-wop, his hair is borrowed from ‘90s grunge.

According to The Fiddleback, The Kernal (aka Joe Garner) is from Jackson, Tenn. and plays what he calls “imaginary country music.” His debut album is Farwellhello.

Watch “Goodbye Flowers” here:

The Kernal plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, June 25, with Andrew Combs and Mechanical River. 10 p.m., $5.

SHARE
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

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.