Here’s a dispatch from local talent supreme Angi West, about Berklee bud Keppie Coutts playing at BoBo on Wednesday. West will join, along with Rebecca Perkins.
From West: “Keppie’s crafted blend of folk, jazz, and roots, merges into quirky pop. Keppie plays with the fiery consequence of Ani DiFranco, and performs with the sultry eloquence of Norah Jones, eliciting the Boston Globe to write that “Coutts’ songs marry soul and folk so gorgeously, you’ll cheer when they get stuck on endless repeat in the jukebox in your brain.”
John Mayer, after hearing Keppie’s sound, was visibly moved, saying “Keppie’s voice is beautiful, just gorgeous. She’s like a female contemporary Nick Drake”. The encounter with Mayer resulted in Mayer producing a track on Keppie’s 2009 release, The Ordinary World.
Here’s a link to some of her music you can check out.
Also at BoBo on Thursday, the happenin’ EAR PWR return for a mega dance party. Next month they go on tour in the UK! Yay for the former Asheville-ites.
A video to get you ready.
Attention artists and artistes (who live in Buncombe County)! You have until 4:30 p.m. Monday to submit an 11×17 sketch of a possible mural to be painted on the side of the Craggie Brewing Company building at 197 Hilliard Ave. Designs should include “images reflecting your vision of Craggie; incorporating Craggy Garden, Craggy Mountain Line —- trolley from 1903, and Craggy Prison. However; the design cannot include our name or anything related to our ‘product,’” according to the contest rules.
Full details here; winner gets a $1,000 stipend and the runners-up get prizes too.