Smart bets: Freeway Revival

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Recently topping the ReverbNation Americana charts for Asheville, Americana/country-blues collective The Freeway Revival writes songs about the Appalachian mountains but spends a lot of time touring outside Western North Carolina. Upcoming dates take the group to the Carolina coast, upstate New York and into the Midwest; last spring the band traveled to L.A. to record Over the Mountain. The nine-track album “features Jorgen Carlsson of Government Mule on bass and Fernando Sanchez on drums,” according to the band’s bio. The songs balance organic, rootsy melodies with a vintage, well-traveled rock feel. The Freeway Revival kicks off its Over the Mountain tour at The Mothlight on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 9 p.m. The Dirty Soul Revival also performs. $5. themothlight.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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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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