Smart Bets: The Apache Relay

BET apache_relay by Melissa Madison Fuller

It might seem to The Apache Relay that the road to national recognition is paved with tiny, hard-won steps. Still, the Nashville-based indie-rockers play each show as if it’s an audition for world domination, and songs — dating back to the unforgettable “Lost Kid” — pair roots swagger with pop savvy. Those tiny steps are getting bigger: The band’s new, self-titled album streamed exclusively on Paste.com and was praised by Rolling Stone. According to The Huffington Post, “it represents a much-needed shift in our obsession with folk music.” The Apache Relay returns to The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, May 14, as part of a  tour with The Weeks. Show at 9 p.m., $10 advance/$12 day of show. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller

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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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