The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent. That’s in addition to his true passion — singing alongside an acoustic guitar. Earthy strums lay the foundation for Miles Wide tunes, but it’s Donovan’s evolving vocals that set the tone of each number — from the gradually building tension of “Sit Think and Stare” to more subdued sway-alongs like “Jupiter.” Donovan’s self-made tour stops at the Town Pump Tavern in Black Mountain on Thursday, May 7, at 9:30 p.m. Free. facebook.com/thetownpumptavern. Photo courtesy of the artist
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