Marco Benevento TICKET GIVEAWAY

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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

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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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