With his 2014 release, eclectic local creative Jeff Thompson says he’s finally penned an album that “comes from and appeals to the mind, the heart and the booty simultaneously.” And it’s true: unexpected arrangements (didgeridoo or accordion, anyone?) and Thompson’s raspy-with-a-chance-of-falsetto voice make So Far, So Strange anything but dull. The New Orleans native, who will play four consecutive Thursdays in May at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, opens his residency with a rare solo set on Thursday, May 7, before joining forces with singing pianist Aaron Price (plus special guests) on May 14 and adding drummer James Kylen to the mix on May 21. His final concert on May 28 culminates with a set by Thompson’s full five-piece band. $10 per show. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the artist
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