Ben Bridwell’s solo show

Band of Horses’ front man Ben Bridwell is setting out on his first-ever solo tour. Eight dates (under the name Birdsmell — try not to over-think it) bring him to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. He’ll play The LAB on Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a local opener to be announced. 9 p.m., $20. Tickets here.

“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now, and I’m looking forward to playing some new songs you haven’t heard, and reworking some ones you have,” Bridwell said in a press release. “I haven’t quite figured out exactly what I’ll be playing, or how I’ll be playing it, but I’m guessing it’ll be hilarious. And sad. And awkward at times.”

Bridwell is definitely known more for his collaborative work, like appearing on stage with Pearl Jam, or contributing to Mackelmore’s “Starting Over.” But some of the gorgeous, stripped-down duets he’s performed with Tyler Ramsey (as openers to Band of Horses shows) hint at what a Birdsmell solo show could be like:

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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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