30 Days Out, January 2024 #2: Jason Daniello, Whitworth & Platt, Joseph, Evan Dando

Some fantastic local-based talent shares the spotlight with some top-flight touring artists. Winter weather notwithstanding, musicwise in Asheville, the next 30 days look very bright indeed.

Artist: Jason Daniello
Venue: Highland Brewing Downtown
Date: Friday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
Door: $ free
A gifted songwriter, singer and musician, Daniello is also a looping master. Employing the digital technology in real time, he accompanies himself with layers of instruments and vocals. Some artists would get caught up in the brainy end of the head/heart continuum, but the emotional content of Daniello’s material shines through and rings true.

Artist: Shannon Whitworth & Woody Platt
Venue: Wortham Center
Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Door: $35.50
Celebrated WNC-based artists Whitworth and Platt are also a couple. Their individual musical styles are different yet compatible. Witness the artistry of two beloved artists in this show, which was rescheduled from a date quite long ago.

Artist: Joseph
Venue: The Orange Peel
Date: Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
Door: $29.50
The name is a bit of misdirection: this Oregon trio features three musicians, not one; all are female. Their sonic palette is expansive, running from gentle acoustic pieces to spooky, cavernous shoegaze to songs underpinned by throbbing beats. And the close vocal harmonies are scintillating. Sister opens.

Artist: Evan Dando
Venue: The Grey Eagle
Date: Friday, Feb. 9, 9 p.m.
Door: $25
People remember The Lemonheads, a sort of grungy take on power pop and indie rock of the late ‘90s. Well, stalwart songwriter and front man Evan Dando is still at it, both under his own name and as The Lemonheads. This show is billed as the former. When Dando has control of his well-documented demons, he’s an engaging performer. Willy Mason opens.

See you at the show!