Smart bets: Fred Eaglesmith

If many people try to ease into the new year — maybe trying out a Jazzercise class or attempting to eat kale at least once a week — singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith is taking a different approach. He’s going full steam ahead. The Canadian-born musician will kick off 2016 with a new album and a string of live shows. The latter is appropriately billed as the Traveling Steam Show. Eaglesmith’s fans call themselves “Fredheads,” and that group knows that the singer-songwriter’s live performances include comic monologues and rock ’n’ roll treatments of new material and back catalog offerings. The Traveling Steam Show rolls into The Grey Eagle Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. $15 advance/$18 day of show. thegreyeagle.com. Photo by Tweten’s Photography

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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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