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Futurebirds’ Holiday Road Tour hits the Grey Eagle in Asheville

by Mariah Parker, Multimedia Editor

I went to shows all the time as a first-year, but these days, I lack the spunk for frenzied dancing and the like. That’s why I love shows like Futurebird’s Dec. 7 performance at the Grey Eagle; with their emotionally-charged mix of dreamy alt-country, Futurebirds left me feeling both mellow and uplifted.

Futurebirds’ style marries the viscerality of Lynyrd Skynyrd with dreaminess of My Morning Jacket, creating a sound that is both down-home and out of this world. Their recently released Holiday Road Tour super single–produced with tour mates Grass Giraffes–is a textured recipe of jangly guitar licks, crooning vocals, ethereal echo, and hypnotizing slide guitar.

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Before kicking off their Holiday Road Tour, the Athens, Georgia, sextet played with national acts like Widespread Panic, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Drive-By Truckers. Their newest EP, Hampton’s Lullaby, is sure to “chicken-tetrazzinify your frontal lobe.”

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