Smart bets: Catie Curtis

Catie Curtis was dubbed a “folk-rock goddess” by The New Yorker — an impressive title that still doesn’t manage to sum up the singer-songwriter’s remarkable career. A Maine native, Curtis got her musical start as a drummer and, as a teenager, sat in with Foreigner on “I Want to Know What Love Is.” She went on to perform at two presidential inaugural balls, at Carnegie Hall and at Lilith Fair. Her songs found their way onto shows like “Alias,” “Dawson’s Creek” and “Chicago Hope,” and her accolades include album of the year at the Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards for her 1997 self-titled record. Curtis’ most recent album is Flying Dream, a collaboration with Kristian Bush of Sugarland. She plays Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m. Hannah Aldridge opens. $15 advance/$18 day of show. isisasheville.com. Photo by Joseph Anthony Baker

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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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