Smart bets: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers

Listening to the music of Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers is like taking a multigenerational trip through the jazz genre. Buoyed by the vocal talents of Megg Farrell and notes of saxophonist Ryan Weisheit, the group performs numbers from blues greats like Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. “There is something about that fresh mountain air that seems to open people up,” says Farrell of her upcoming performance in Asheville. “I think the joy and happiness I like to express in my music, even on the sad songs, is similar to that bubbling joy I find Asheville to have.” Old-time jazz fans can catch performances at The Crow & Quill on Sunday, March 5, at 9 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Or at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. $5. Photo courtesy of Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

We’re pretty sure that you know journalism faces big challenges these days. Advertising no longer pays the whole cost. Media outlets around the country are asking their readers to chip in. Xpress needs help, too. We hope you’ll consider signing up to be a member of Xpress. For as little as $5 a month — the cost of a craft beer or kombucha — you can help keep local journalism strong. It only takes a moment.

About Emily Glaser
Writer scribbling away in the shaky lines of the mountains.

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.