Smart bets: Fireside Collective

If the best marriages are forged by those who are friends first and romantic partners later, perhaps the same can said of bands. Local roots outfit Fireside Collective was formed by singer-songwriter Jesse Ianquinto with Johanna Hagarty, Tommy Maher, Josh Bertram and Carson White — a group of friends-turned-bandmates. The quintet recorded its debut album, Shadows and Dreams, at Asheville’s Sound Temple Studios with contributions from the likes of Jon Stickley, Lyndsay Pruett and members of The Fritz. “Maintaining respect of traditional music while incorporating progressive elements such as free-form jazz and funk, Fireside Collective encourages fans to participate in creating contemporary American folk music with them,” says a press release. The band is “an homage to any great campfire jam.” Fireside Collective will perform at The Altamont Theater on Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m. $7/$10. Photo by Kristen Marie Green

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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