Smart Bets web extra: Alt-country takes over Club Metropolis

“If you ask us, a Tuesday is just right for an alt-country folk night,” says the Facebook invite for a special five-band show. Local Americana band Goner, local country act Maggie & Her Mistakes, solo act Living Dog from Mill Spring, old-time act Empty Bottle String Band from Johnson City, Tenn.; and Harper’s Fellow, a country-folk quintet from Asbury Park, N.J., all take the stage.

Despite the “fellow” part of Harper’s Fellow, the band is female-fronted (Cortney Metzler on lead vocal and guitar). Brendan Smith (bass), Yanell Reyes (vocals), Alexander Ford (drums) and Eric Castellazzo (guitars) fill out the lineup. They’re currently on tour in support of debut album Thank for Tonight. Which brings them to a slightly unusual (for alt-country/folk) venue: Club Metropolis.

The show is Tuesday, Aug. 27. 7:30 p.m. doors, $5.


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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