Having recently made the leap from barista to career musician, Marshall singer-songwriter Ashley Heath wraps her velvety voice around bluesy, county-folk Americana. A veteran of the regional songwriter scene, Heath is playing at White Horse Black Mountain on March 10 with The Everydays.
The Everydays are Tim Marsh and David Zoll, both of whom have high profiles on the local music scene. Marsh plays with with Chalwa, The Asheville Horns, and Wiseapple (reggae, New Orleans funk and bluegrass, respectively), and Zoll performs with his own rock band and Cajun/zydeco outfit Bayou Diesel.
Marsh and Zoll first played together in an electric band that performed Marsh’s original songs. They formed The Everydays in 2012 after bonding over acoustic roots music and vocal harmonies. The duo’s sound has been described as “Americana with an indie edge."
The Everydays’ self-titled debut CD was a collection of original songs from the pens of both artists, a stripped down affair recorded mostly live with no overdubs. Their 2016 release, “When It’s All Over,” also started off with just two guitars and voices, but other musicians came in later to add tracks after Zoll and Marsh had a chance to reflect on the final form of the nine songs. Although the new record sports bass, drums and Dobro on most tracks, The Everydays stick with the acoustic duo format for live performances. “Logistics are easy with two guys,” Zoll said.
Heath has recorded her original songs on her debut CD, "Different Stream.”