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.

Don Humphries

Humphries’ songs have been recorded by Del McCoury, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Patty Loveless. 

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“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