Smart bets web extra: Underhill Rose

Underhill Rose is the kind of band that, no matter what sort of music you’re into (and even if “heartfelt country soul” isn’t your thing), is instantly captivating. Eleanor Underhill (banjo, vocals) and Molly Rose (guitar, vocals) have been playing and singing together since their days at Warren Wilson College where they met and formed the much-loved Barrel House Mamas. Out of the split of that band came Underhill Rose, called “one of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene” by No Depression. Their sound is as sultry and storied as it is country; it’s rootsy-yet-stylish and Appalachain with a touch of cosmopolitan.

Recently-added bassist/vocalist Salley Williamson rounds out a trio of harmonies; she’ll going Underhill Rose at Jack of the Wood this Friday, June 22. Cicada Rhythm also performs. 8 p.m. show; $7.

Watch Underhill Rose’s video for “Who Brought the Sun,” filmed by local filmmaker Paul Schattel:

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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