Smart Bets: Satsang

Hailing from Montana, the three men of Satsang mix together folk rock, soul and hip-hop for a sound that’s earned them opening slots on tours for Michael Franti & Spearhead and Nahko and Medicine for the People. Drawing its name from a Sanskrit word that means “being with the truth,” the band is set to release Kulture, its third full-length studio album, on March 22. Frontman Drew McManus refers to the 11-song collection as “the amalgamation of all of my musical influences, ranging from ’90s hip-hop to ’70s rock.” According to the group’s Facebook page, the second verse of lead single “So Far” was recorded “in a closet in Asheville” after Satsang played The BLOCK Off Biltmore last September. The band returns to town Friday, Feb. 8, at Asheville Music Hall. Local roots rockers Noah Proudfoot and the Botanicals kick-start the evening at 9 p.m. $15. Photo by Mark Cluney

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for 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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