Following the footsteps of many roots and country predecessors, singer-songwriter Andy Ferrell traveled to Music City to record half of his new album, At Home and In Nashville. The remaining songs, as the title implies, were captured in his hometown at The Jones House — just down the street from downtown Boone’s statue of folk hero Doc Watson, a major influence throughout Ferrell’s Appalachian upbringing. The content, like the backstory of the young musician’s songs, invokes the plight of a Southern rambler. “I almost always have to be traveling to write good songs,” he says. “It doesn’t matter where — anything other than being in the town I live in usually works.” Local act Jackson Emmer opens Ferrell’s album release party at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. $10. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the artist
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