The sweet sounds of Portland quintet Fruition will be ripe for picking when the band’s national tour stops to soak up some vitamin D at Asheville’s RiverMusic festival. And there’ll be pickin’, indeed. Fruition’s bounty of stringed instruments (including several guitars, banjo and mandolin), paired with sporadic harmonica and piano parts, creates a roots hybrid of the Americana genus. Raspy vocals transition to smooth accord as the band’s three-part harmonies reach full blossom. Sharing the RiverMusic stage will be progressive folk band Fireside Collective, a local four-piece whose website promises “songs of leaving, songs of love and songs of life.” The bands close out RiverMusic’s 2014 season on Friday, Sept. 12, at 144 Riverside Drive. Gates open at 5 p.m. Free. riverlink.org. Photo courtesy of the band
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