Smart bets: Chris Jamison

“Juniper Blues,” a track from Lovecraft, the newest album by Chris Jamison, knocks the dust off its cowboy boots before two-stepping slowly around an empty room. It’s a standout song — as lush as it is soulful — on an impeccable collection. The good news is that Jamison (not to be confused with “The Voice” contestant of the same name) recently relocated from Austin, Texas, to Asheville. And while his songs take cues from Southwestern landscapes and Tex-Mex soundscapes here and there, the Appalachian Mountains are not all that foreign to the singer-songwriter. He grew up in the Virginian Blue Ridge and spent time in London, all of which surely add to his universal and poetic approach to song craft. Jamison performs with Jackson Dulaney on lap steel at Pisgah Brewing Co. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. Free. Photo by Carol Spagnuola

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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