Smart Bets: A. Lee Edwards and Scott Bianchi

Over at Local 604 Bottle Shop in West Asheville, since the start of 2019, singer-songwriter Scott Bianchi has hosted monthly events that feature original music from area artists in an intimate listening environment. Asheville’s own Kevin Smith, Christina Chandler and Paul Edelman have thus far shared their talents with neighborhood attendees, and on Friday, July 5, Franklin-based musician A. Lee Edwards will etch his name in the series’ history books. The founder of celebrated Americana bands Lou Ford and The Loudermilks has recently been focusing on solo performances, sharing bills with Morgan Geer (Drunken Prayer) in Marshall as well as Bianchi and David Childers in a songwriters-in-the-round at Sly Grog Lounge. The evening runs 8-11 p.m., during which the host will also share his own compositions. $5 suggested donation. local604avl.com. Photos of Edwards, left, and Bianchi courtesy of the musicians

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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