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May. 18, 2024

11:30 PM


Saturday Evening with Sarah Siskind

The Scoop

Sarah tells stories of inspiration as the muse for her music comes to life in the intimate setting of the Asheville Guitar Bar. This is a Listening Room Experience. $15 Sarah Siskind investigates a more multifaceted relationship with not only the region where she grew up, but with herself. As each song digs a little deeper into Sarah’s questions, fears and realizations, the full story reveals that the rawness, earthiness, and spiritual depth of North Carolina has inevitably clothed Siskind. In “Carolina,”, she sings “Who you are isn’t where you’re from/but where you’re from is always close/and when you go digging in that dirt/get ready to find what you fear the most.” Her love of progressive rock and fusion shine through on this album to create a new incarnation of Appalachian music. The musicians she chose for the album were the perfect vehicle for this distinctive sound with guitar-giant Bill Frisell and luminary Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) both guesting. Daniel Kimbro, Mike Seal, and Jeff Sipe’s (Warren Haynes, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jimmy Herring) tight but organic soundscape lay a lush bed for Siskind’s direct, story-telling vocal tone.