Smart Bets: Will Johnson

The latest installment of UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writer Series has thus far specialized in spotlighting traditional printed-word authors (Therese Anne Fowler, Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald) and poets (Frank X Walker, founder of the Affrilachian Poets collective). But on Tuesday, March 5, the program expands its reach and loops in singer-songwriter Will Johnson, lead singer of the bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. The Austin, Texas-based artist will be in conversation with the university’s writer-in-residence Wiley Cash (The Last Ballad). On his website, Cash reports that Johnson “will perform songs from his most recent albums, and then he and [Cash] will discuss the ways in which Johnson approaches his craft.” It all starts at 7 p.m. in the campus’s Laurel Forum in Karpen Hall. Free to attend. Photo courtesy of the artist

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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