Smart Bets: Sarah Louise

Less than a year after the release of her forest-themed album, Deeper Woods, prolific Asheville-based vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Louise returns with Nighttime Birds and Morning Stars. Building on the 2018 release’s personal inspirations stemming from nature, the new pieces take a more experimental approach with Louise improvising on electric guitar in standard tuning instead of her usual 12-string acoustic guitar and song-specific tunings. Further distancing the psychedelic collection from her past work are plentiful digital manipulations. On Thursday, March 28, at The Mothlight, Louise opens for Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, whose new album Cows On Hourglass Pond was recorded at Asheville’s Laughing Gas Studio on a Tascam 48 half-inch reel-to-reel tape machine and mixed in town at Drop of Sun Studios. Louise goes onstage at 9 p.m. $18 advance/$20 day of show. themothlight.com. Photo by Katrina Ohstrom

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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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