Smart bets web extra: Oleander Tea Company

Welcome roots-rock quartet Oleander Tea Company to the local music scene (they’ve been together for about a year). The band is lead singer Melissa Pasciolla, Colin Olsen on bass, Laura Sparks on drums and guitarist/vocalist Scotty Conant.

Their sound feels instantly familiar (in a good way!) — crisp, jazzy percussion and clear, tasteful guitar licks paired with subtle, funky baselines and Pasciolla’s dusky torch-song vocals. “Every member contributes a bit of their own savory flavor to this dark, sunny mix,” says the band’s bio — and their sound is one that showcase’s each musician’s talent.

Listen to “Black Coffee Monday” here:

Oleander Tea Company plays One Stop on Friday, June 22. The talented Leigh Glass Band opens in their One Stop debut (read a review of Glass’ recent album here). 10 p.m., $5.

Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to this show tomorrow (Thursday, June 21) in the 1 p.m. hour on Facebook. Photo by Rob Seal.


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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