There are two main moods to Something to Bleed, the new 10-track album by local musician Stephen Evans — the energetic folk-rock found on lead offering “The Ghost” and the more wistful, lilting melodies of songs like “1000 Roses.” Evans’ tenor is emotive and more concerned with ache and character than with polish. His vocal is matched at many points by poignant violin. The local singer-songwriter does a nice job of crafting imagery and matching instrumentation to poetic temperament. That’s on recording, but what about the live act? Evans and his band, The True Grits, perform a free show at French Broad Brewery Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. frenchbroadbrewery.com. Photo courtesy of the musician
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