Smart bets: Jacqueline Terry

Jacqueline Terry is a park ranger and will soon be heading out to Glacier National Park in Montana for a five-month stint. But along with her love of nature and educating the public about conservancy, she’s a budding singer-songwriter. It was just three months ago that Terry found the nerve to play her first open mic. That was at Foggy Mountain Brew Pub. Her gypsy-freak-pop performance earned immediate fans — and a chance to open for The Dubber. She wisely took that momentum and recorded her debut EP, Backbones, whose songs, she says, “highlight the sacred feminine, stewardship of the earth, tantric sex, death [and] reverence for existence.” Terry launches that album at Altamont Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 7, at 9 p.m. Free. altamontbrewing.com. Photo by Erika Binger

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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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