Sound track: “Freedom and Surrender” by Lizz Wright

Wright’s new album and fifth offering, builds on the musician’s foundation in jazz and gospel. Although the album moves through various musical genres — the sultry lilt of “The Game,” the breathless slow dance of “Right Where You Are,” the aching, gospel-infused cover of The Bee Gee’s “To Love Somebody” — every song is ultimately about Wright’s voice.

Asheville’­s Goldie & The Screamers fashion soul music from disparate influences

“We were going to make Goldie its own entity,” says CaroMia Tiller, lead singer and keyboard player for local indie-soul act Goldie & The Screamers. “It didn’t work out that way. We’re all Goldie, and we’re all the Screamers.” And, adds bassist Chandler Brewer, “It was the least vulgar band name that we came up […]