Ashley Heath has been playing music locally for 12 years, but only recently upgraded her side projects to a career. That, she’s found out, involved playing four to five gigs per week while working on her debut album, A Different Stream. “This was my first round of songwriting, and if you take a look at the song titles, you can tell that I have just transitioned from the floating around part of life,” she says. Though the Marshall native’s project features Asheville musicians from The Resonant Rogues, Raising Caine, The Honeycutters and more, its standout element is Heath’s breezy voice, which solidifies at key moments to great effect. Caine McDonald and Patrick Dodd open the release show, during which Heath will perform with a full band at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. $12/$15. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of the artist
Before you comment
The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.