On Thursday, February 2, the App Theatre features a concert by Ashley Heath & Her Heathens. With a voice often described as “velvet soul,” Asheville songwriter Ashley Heath has been winning over the hearts of Americana music lovers since she gave up her barista apron in 2015. Currently on tour in support of her sophomore album “Where Hope Never Dies,” Heath continues to deliver her signature blend of sultry blues and anthemic rock n’ roll arrangements to clubs and festivals nationwide, most recently appearing at acclaimed events including Merlefest, Bonnaroo, and Shakori Hills. Often compared to music influences Bonnie Raitt, Grace Potter, and Susan Tedeschi, Heath still manages to find a voice all her own, and with her band “The Heathens” in tow, aims to bring her message of hope and resilience to listeners everywhere. The opening act, Ashes & Arrows, are known for their strong vocals, thoughtful lyrics, and on-stage charisma, and have played from Asheville to New Zealand.