FRESH PRODUCE: Eric D. Johnson could have a dozen musical projects with as many names. “I have tons of [experimental] stuff laying around. At the time I was doing film scores and thinking I was going to tie everything together,” he says. But it’s on hold while he reunites Fruit Bats. Still, “You’ll definitely get some of that one of these days,” Johnson promises.

Fruit Bats return with new songs, new tour

Eric D. Johnson was last in Asheville just about a year ago — performing as EDJ, in support of his solo album of the same name — as part of Harvest Records’ Transfigurations II festival lineup. He and the regrouped Fruit Bats take the stage at The Mothlight on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of a mini-Southeast tour shoehorned in between an appearance at Savannah, Ga.’s Revival Fest and a string of West Coast dates opening for My Morning Jacket.

THREEPEAT: Reuniting with Unholy Trio bandmates Lance Wille and David Wayne Gay, singer-songwriter Morgan Geer presents the latest Drunken Prayer songs with a serious side of Asheville music scene nostalgia.

Drunken Prayer returns to Asheville with The Devil & The Blues

Morgan Geer, leader and core member of folk-rock-noir outfit Drunken Prayer, to Asheville on Friday, July 10, for a pre-album release show at The Mothlight. New effort The Devil & the Blues officially drops in August; the local show promises not to be just a homecoming but a reunion of members from alt-country band (and Drunken Prayer predecessor) The Unholy Trio.