Smart bets: Xavier Rudd

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Part multi-instrumentalist, part mythical creature, singer-songwriter/surfer/environmentalist/cultural activist Xavier Rudd took the didgeridoo from tribal instrument to legitimate dance club beat-maker. The musician, who lives in Australia, “gradually refined his globally influenced collage of world music — a matchless mixture of reggae, funk, blues, folk, and nearly every other sort of song with the ability to stimulate people’s spirits,” according to a press release. Spirit Bird, released in 2012, includes “Follow the Sun” — his biggest single to date. That song is set to a video lush with Australian wildlife and glorious beaches that’ll have you making vacation plans. But before you book a plane ticket, catch Rudd’s show at The Orange Peel on Saturday, June 21, at 9 p.m. $24 advance/$26 day of show. Ash Grunwald also performs. theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of the musician

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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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