Smart bets: Wisewater

“We are so happy with the new material — our set is now almost a quarter new songs, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone at the Isis show!” says renowned fiddler and Grand Ole Opry veteran Kate Lee. Lee, mandolin prodigy Forrest O’Connor and backing guitarist Jim Shirey had a productive post-holiday powwow, solidifying a handful of shiny new tunes for the contemporary folk duo’s February tour. The highly trained pair command meticulous yields from their stringed sidekicks and in return offer soothing vocal harmonies so effortlessly in sync that they often seem to hail from a single source. Connecting with audiences through powerful songwriting, Lee adds, takes the highest precedence during their live country pop sets. Wisewater performs at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s seated lounge on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7:15 p.m. $6. isisasheville.com. Photo courtesy of the band

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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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