Video premiere: “You’re Driving in Asheville” by Chuck Lichtenberger

“This song is lovingly dedicated to the tourists driving in Asheville,” says local songwriter and bandleader Chuck Lichtenberger. His new holiday-themed song expresses what many locals feel when stuck in traffic in and around the city. It also offers some gentle advice to out-of-towners taking to the roads — all set to a nostalgic melody, infectious beat and soulful backup vocals.

Video by Andrew Anderson with editing and production by Jonathan Scales and music mixing and engineering by Julian Dreyer. Songwriting, piano and lead vocals by Lichtenberger with Debrissa McKinney and Ryan Barber on backup vocals, Simon George on organ, Zack Page on bass, Jaze Uries on drums and Tyler Housholder on sleigh bells and tambourine.

The song is available as a name-your-price download on Lichtenberger’s Bandcamp page.

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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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4 thoughts on “Video premiere: “You’re Driving in Asheville” by Chuck Lichtenberger

  1. Bright

    Love, love, love it! Tourists + Hit and runs + Drunks doesn’t make it pleasant for a lot of tax paying residents. Nevertheless thank you Chuck and Mr. Scales for the levity, and excellent vid!

  2. Hans Meyer

    The irony of course being that tourists are better drivers than locals. At least they use turn signals!

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