Smart Bets: Amy Ray

Indigo Girl Amy Ray has been known for her singing, songwriting and contemporary folk sound since the '80s. Though Ray continues to record and tour with the Indigo Girls, she's also worked on solo projects since 2001 — most recently Lung of Love (her previous album, Didn't It Feel Kinder, was recorded at Echo Mountain). And Ray has been lending her talents to other projects: She sang backing vocals on Miracle Temple, the new album forthcoming from Durham/Chapel Hill-based Mount Moriah. Ray headlines a show at Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, Jan. 30 with special guest Heather McEntire (of Mount Moriah) and Hiss Golden Messenger. 9 p.m., $15. Photo by John David Raper.

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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