Smart bets: Callaghan

It’s been more than a year since Nashville-by-way-of-Atlanta-by-way-of-London singer-songwriter Callaghan last headlined The Altamont Theatre. Back then, she was a newcomer to Music City and still touring in support of Life in Full Colour, the album she’d moved the states to make with producer Shawn Mullins. This year, the single-monikered musician released A History of Now, a dozen lush tracks highlighting her pop-savvy melodies, memorable hooks and upbeat lyrics. “Here we go, walking on sunshine … all we got is all we need,” she sings on “Crazy Beautiful Life,” which seems to encapsulate Callaghan’s own expat adventures and growing musical success. She returns to The Altamont Theatre Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. $12 advance/$15 at the door. Photo by Scott Lowden


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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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