Smart bets: Hope Griffin

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The same soul-stirring, boot-tapping sounds that won Hope Griffin the title of Best Singer-Songwriter in this year’s Best of WNC reader poll are apparent on the local musician’s sophomore album, Where the Soil and Stars Meet. After growing up in an inherently musical home, Griffin studied classical voice at Carson-Newman University. Her passion eventually brought her to Asheville, where she released her first album and EP, garnering praise, prizes and more than a few groupies. With complex acoustic chords, haunting melodies and eloquently phrased observations on life, Where the Soil and Stars Meet serves as Griffin’s true entree into a musical career. Griffin plays an album-release party at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. $10. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of Griffin

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Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

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