Spotlight on the Leigh Glass Band
The Leigh Glass Band from Asheville takes the stage at The Blue Vine 9 p.m. to midnight Friday with their rock, blues and Americana.
Band members are: Leigh Glass-singer/songwriter/guitar; Bryan White-bass; Patrick Wells-drums; Dwayne Dodson-lead guitar.
Glass cites as musical influences traditional rock and roll, old blues, and negro spirituals. Musicians she particularly admires are Sippie Wallace, Mississippi John Hurt, Susan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams, Mahalia Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Leontyne Price, Ann Wilson, Paula Cole, Emmylou, Dolly, Pat Benetar, Tina Turner and Gillian Welch
Here’s what the critics have been saying:
“Fronted by bluesy songstress Glass … reminiscent of serious alt country artists like Gillian Welch and The Jayhawks with a lot of jazz thrown in.” ó Music Chick.
“She’s got the raspy voice of an early Cher, and a Nancy Sinatra attitude to boot.” ó Take 5.
“Glass is a heartbroken, blues-infected troubadour, using her acid-etched voice to weave tales of loss, lament and love.” ó Mountain Xpress.
To listen and learn more, visit http://www.myspace. com/leighglassmusic.
The Blue Vine is located at 209 S. Main St.
For more information, call 704-797-0093 or visit www.thebluevine.com.