Xpress Playlist: Brown Bag edition

Singer-songwriter Rachel Rose on stage at the Oct. 20 Brown Bag competition.

Each week the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition sets the stage for local songwriters to showcase their craft. The winner of each week’s contest walks away with a cash prize and the chance to come back on Sunday, Nov. 23 to compete in the finals. Want to be a part of the 11-week event? There are still four more Monday night Brown Bags leading up to the grand finale. Sign up here — registration is currently open for the Monday, Oct. 27 installment. It’s free to attend; performers each contribute $3 to the cash purse. Learn more about the contest here.

This week’s playlist features songs by performers at the first seven Brown Bag contests of this season.

• “Sailing Away,” by Daniel Shearin, recorded live at The Mothlight (week 1 winner)
• “Rail Road Woman,” by Matt Sellars, from This Side Of The Mississip (week 5 winner)
• “Love I’m Coming Home,” by Matt Townsend, from Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World (week 4 winner)
• “The Good in That,” By Brittany Ann Tranbaugh, from her 2010 album of the same name (week 2 winner)
• “Northwest,” by Corey Parlamento aka Living Dog from the album Summer Homes (week 7 winner)
• “Coolest of Cool,” by Sven Hooson, from For A While (repeat runner-up)
• “Baltic,” by Utah Green, from Fortune (week 6 winner)

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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