My Side of the Mountain, Vol. 9: Ten Cent Poetry

Chelsea Lynn LaBate, aka Ten Cent Poetry, got her chops performing delicate folk pop in the cafes and bars of New York’s Lower East Side. Now a permanent Asheville resident, LaBate has enlisted the help of local cellist Melissa Hyman and a rotating cast of contributors to expand her sonic landscape. After nearly a year of recording, Ten Cent Poetry recently released its debut full-legnth, Picking Through the Pawn Shop, a lush and sprawling take on LaBate’s melodic, lyric-driven songwriting. We caught up with the singer/songwriter earlier this month for a solo performance at the West Asheville Tailgate Market.

You can catch Ten Cent Poetry tonight at the Orange Peel.



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One thought on “My Side of the Mountain, Vol. 9: Ten Cent Poetry

  1. boatrocker

    Seems as though the Mtn. X entertainment writers are hung up on a singer-songwriter for 2 fashion articles and 2 music write ups for “3 chords and the truth” within a month’s worth of articles. Cronyism, anyone?

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