Smart bets: The Grand Ole Uproar

Greensboro-based The Grand Ole Uproar describes its live show as “cosmic Americana [that] conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings … the improvisation of the Grateful Dead and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale.” And, while the band calls the Piedmont home, it’s already hit up a number of Asheville venues as well as touring the Southeast and putting in appearances on shows like Blue Plate Special (Knoxville) and Balcony TV (Nashville). The Grand Ole Uproar’s new album, Good Long Spell, “explores the ingredients of rock ‘n’ roll from zydeco and the music of Louisiana, to blues flavored with early electric Dylan and country influenced by the Texas Tornado Doug Sahm” — a good mix for the Jack of the Wood stage. That’s where the band will perform on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9 p.m. Photo by Alex Forsyth

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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