Smart Bets web extra: The Lonesome City Travelers

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”:

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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