Smart bets: Tim O’Brien and Andy Statman

With a maximum capacity of 90, Tim O’Brien and Andy Statman’s upcoming Asheville performance may feel more like an impromptu living room set than a traditional sell-out show. But who’s complaining? The acclaimed roots musicians, O’Brien boasting a Grammy Award and Statman a coveted National Heritage Fellowship title, have been meeting up around the country for special one-off jams for years now. But Statman’s trio called upon O’Brien most recently to underline the band’s 2013 album Superstring Theory with a layer of gutsy guitar. “It’s a real honor to have them here in our community,” says Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ executive director Gale Jackson. “Who knows where they will go when they join forces on the stage?” The multi-instrumentalists break out the strings for their hyperintimate set at BMCA on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. $65. blackmountainarts.org. Photo of O’Brien courtesy of the artist

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Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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