Acoustic Asheville: Great Lake Swimmers

Over 15 years and seven full-length records, Great Lake Swimmers have established themselves in the indie-folk world. They aren’t content to just keep making the same album, though.

With its latest release, The Waves, The Wake, the band put down the acoustic guitar and embraced a wide array of instruments including various woodwinds, the harp, the lute and a pipe organ. The album was recorded in a historic church that lent itself to an ethereal sound.

Ahead of a recent concert at The Grey Eagle, the band gave an exclusive two-song performance for Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.

“Visions of a Different World”

“The Great Exhale”

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