Smart bets web extra: The Kernal

The Kernel, whose bio is a collection of videos, seems drawn from another era. Or, perhaps, a patchwork of eras. His thrift shops suits are pure ‘70s, his sound is ‘60s rockabilly and ‘50s do-wop, his hair is borrowed from ‘90s grunge.

According to The Fiddleback, The Kernal (aka Joe Garner) is from Jackson, Tenn. and plays what he calls “imaginary country music.” His debut album is Farwellhello.

Watch “Goodbye Flowers” here:

The Kernal plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, June 25, with Andrew Combs and Mechanical River. 10 p.m., $5.

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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