Xpress Playlist: Thanksgiving edition

Here’s the thing: There are lots of holiday songs. Too many, depending on who you ask. But even though Thanksgiving launches the festive season, it’s tidily left out of the whole “I’ll be Home for Christmas” / “Deck the Halls” songbook. So we searched our archive of local and regional releases for themes of home, gratitude and good cooking — the key elements to a happy holiday.

We submit to you, WNC, our Thanksgiving playlist:

• “Going Home,” by Aaron Burdett, from Fruits of My Labor
• “Big Mama’s Door,” by Turchi, from Can’t Bury Your Past
• “Take Me Home,” by Posh Hammer
• “Blessing in Disguise,” by Antique Firearms, from Vicious Behavior
• “Meet Me in the Kitchen,” by dep, from My Quiet Life
• “Rhubarb Pie,” by Fan Modine, from Slow Road to the Tiny Empire
• “Lovin’ in the Kitchen,” by The Get Right Band, from Bass Treble Angel Devil
• “Carolina Love,” from Carolina Wray
• “Thank You,” by The Whigs, from Enjoy the Company
• “Benevolent Salad,” by Will Chatham, from Geekamongus

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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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