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Asheville musician Abby Bryant and the Echoes perform Oct. 23, 2021, at Asheville Music Hall.

A lot has changed for Abby Bryant since her first studio release, an EP she did as a college student, dropped in 2017. 

She’s moved from Charlotte to Asheville. She’s grown as a musician. And, now, she and guitarist Bailey Faulkner have new music to share. 

“The labor of love with this new album in terms of studio preparation, overall performance and musicianship, and the time and thought that went into crafting each song and building the harmonies reflects an entirely new type of approach and maturity,” Bryant said in an email interview about her debut full-length album, “Not Your Little Girl.” “I’ve come a long way as a singer and songwriter since (the first release), and Bailey’s ear and musical vision have developed extraordinarily — so much so that he produced much of the new album.”