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If the producer tends to be the unsung hero of the album, pianist and songwriter Marco Benevento is bucking that trend: His new record, Swift, is named for producer Richard Swift (Foxygen, Damien Jurado). The record also flies in the face of Benevento’s own tendencies: It’s the musician’s first album to feature his own lyrics and voice. The risk is paying off handsomely, garnering praise such as “a bliss-inducing swirl of electronic sounds, fuzzy organic instruments and catchy melodies” and “a vocalizing party-starter.” Also, according to his Facebook page, “from here on out, Marco Benevento is only going to perform in tiger suits.” That’s a joke, but what isn’t is that he will perform at Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 10 p.m. The Get Right Band opens. $10 advance/$12 day of show. ashevillemusichall.com. Photo courtesy of the artist