Asheville Based Indie/Folk-Rock Artist Matt Townsend Coming to Charleston this Week

January 11, 2017 (Wednesday) – Awendaw Green Barn Jam (6:00 PM)

January 12, 2017 (Thursday) –  Cory’s Grilled Cheese (James Island) (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)


Matt Townsend is touring the southeast in support of his newly released EP, The Drifter and the Dream (part 1). Part one of a two part series, the EP is both a politically charged and introspective affair, showcasing a “breadth of creative impulses…[with lyrics] in line with the pointed fury of Bob Dylan” says the Huffington Post. He will be performing and leading a workshop at the South Florida Folk Festival (Jan 28/29) along with a dozen other tour stops. On The Drifter and the Dream, which was recorded at the world class Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC, “Townsend explores the modern world and all of its rough edges with this exceptional collection of songs….Like Bruce Springsteen and Woody Guthrie before him, Townsend channels in elements of folk, rock, and roots to create a great sound that doubles as a magnifying glass on his country’s pulse.” The album feature’s a host of Asheville’s surplus of musical talent (including Bill Berg, the drummer on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks). Townsend is also a featured artist on The Asheville Symphony Sessions, an album consisting of a collaboration between the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and Asheville-based recording artists. His Song “For Now We Are” was arranged by Michael Bearden (Neil Young, Michael Jackson) and is featured alongside fellow regional artists, Rising Appalachia, Steep Canyon Rangers and more. Tour dates and more information at

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