Smart Bets: Pétunia

A native of rural Quebec, Pétunia has called Vancouver home since 2007. There, he’s created country music as a solo artist and with his band, The Vipers, which he describes via such hypothetical intersections as if “David Lynch and Nick Cave had a hillbilly baby that yodeled” or “Tom Waits meets Elvis [Presley] at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction.” For his Friday, Nov. 29, show at Jack of the Wood, Pétunia reports he’ll be backed by The “Georgia” Vipers — aka Atlanta-based “surf-western” duo Andrea & Mud, itself the alleged results of what might happen if “Doc Watson and The Cramps had a love child while watching a [Quentin] Tarantino movie.” The evening of unexpected pop culture intersections and offspring begins at 9 p.m. $5. jackofthewood.com. Photo courtesy of Pétunia

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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