Smart bets: Carbon Leaf **TICKET GIVEAWAY**

A decade after the release of its indie-rock breakout album, Indian Summer (with the radio hit “Life Less Ordinary”), Carbon Leaf issues Indian Summer Revisited. The Ashland, Va.-based band is now more than 20 years into a career that’s spanned a dozen albums. Indian Summer marked the beginning of the band’s hard-won relationship with a record label. Carbon Leaf worked with Vanguard for three albums before returning to indie status in 2010. “Our output is increasing, and the pressure’s off to front-load [albums] with hits, so [we] can take more risks and come up with different themed projects,” frontman Barry Privett told Xpress last year. “It keeps [us] writing.” Carbon Leaf performs at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. $12 advance/$15 day of show. Photo by Elmo Thamm

To win a pair of tickets to the show, find this post on the Xpress Facebook page. One winner will be drawn at random at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli 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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