The Lonesome City Travelers, from Orlando, Fla., have a lot of hair between them. Though it’s bassist Justin Martin who’s currently winning the “big bar hair” contest. (No, there’s not really a big bar hair contest.) More than hair, the quartet has a big sound based in Americana, country and roots traditions, but with a contagious, cinematic quality. They’re at once exciting and familiar, friendly and just a little bit dangerous. The band rolls into Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 25 for a 10 p.m. show at Emerald Lounge. Local country/folk act Maggie & Her Mistakes open.
Watch Lonesome City Travelers’ new video for “The River”: