folk, indie, 8 p.m.
Unlike many acoustic folk duos, Asheville's the Moon and You features acoustic guitar and cello, which allows the band to get a deeper, smokier tone than similar acts. Melissa Hyman's cello also provides a groovy, dynamic presence, channeling sultry jazz swing on the down-to-earth ode "Diamondz," haunting folk-grass on "Baker's Daughter," and harmony-enriched folk-pop like the foot-tapping "Take Me With You." While Hyman holds down the hearty bottom end, Ryan Furstenberg's fingerstyle guitar does soft-shoe over the top, allowing the tenderly plucked melodies to dance watercolor wisps that gently fade into each other. And the sonic yin-yang extends beyond their instruments. Fustenberg also possesses a booming, oaky baritone that plays nicely against Hyman's sweet girlish coo. The pair only started making music together a little more than a year ago, but since then they've released two live six-song EPs on BandCamp. At least a few tracks seem inspired by the pair's obvious chemistry and shared affection, recalling the intimate earnest spirit of fellow North Carolina couple-combo Bowerbirds. —Chris Parker