A preview of the set that Ashland singer and songwriter Kieran Devine has prepared for South Stage Cellars' Rising Stars competition is planned for 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at The Playwright Public House, 258 A St., Ashland.
Devine says his originals are in the vein of Ray LaMontagne and David Gray, but he also covers obscure songs by some of his favorite artists.
In 2011, Devine released his very versatile, debut album, "Chasing the Gray," which features rootsy Americana, up-tempo rock, bossa nova and even punk songs.
Devine's show at The Playwright is free, and guitarist Jeff Kloetzel and a keyboardist may sit in with him. Call 541-488-9128.