Frank’s Music Hall to host Asheville songwriter Saturday
Published 8:00 am Friday, August 24, 2018
Singer/songwriter Don Humphries will perform at Frank’s Music Hall in Gramling at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Except for a short stay in the Topeka, Kansas area, Humphries has resided in Asheville since 1980. He has played in a number of rock bands, bluegrass groups and even spent a good bit of time on the highly competitive singer-songwriter circuit. His passion, however, has continued to be his songwriting.
Humphries’ songs have been recorded by Del McCoury, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Patty Loveless.
“I really like to write storytelling songs,” he said. “If they don’t tell a story, they should at least create a good image. Melodies are very important, too. The trick is to find a catchy, but simple, melody that doesn’t sound like someone else’s song. That can be a real challenge.
“Oh yeah, make sure there’s a lot of hot licks to cover up for the weak lyrics.”
For more information, people may call Frank’s at 828-817-6752.
– Submitted by Linda List