The music that Asheville, N.C.-based quintet Emma’s Lounge has served to a growing legion of fans can be described in a variety of ways.

“It’s always interesting when people ask us what kind of music it is,” said drummer Mackenzie Richburg, a 2011 Broome High School graduate. “The thing we go with is that it’s Appalachian-space age-folk-wave music.

“I like to describe it as if Mumford & Sons and The Talking Heads had a baby and then David Bowie sang about it. It’s wild, for sure.”

The group, made up of Richburg, Logan Venderlic (guitar, vocals), Meg Heathman (keyboards, vocals), Emma Forster (fiddle, vocals) and Brendan Bower (guitar, bass), released its debut, “Heart Heavy,” last year and has played around the region.

Emma’s Lounge, along with opener The Groove Orient, plays at 10 p.m. Saturday at Asheville Music Hall in downtown Asheville. This will be their first show at the venue.

“We’re not necessarily nervous about it, but we’re anxious because it is our first time headlining at home,” Richburg said. “The last time we played in Asheville was in December and we opened for Big Something at the Salvage Station. It was an awesome show and a lot of people came out for that and we were happy to see the hometown support. We’re hoping people had a good enough time that they’ll come out and see us. There’s a little pressure, but we’re really excited about playing at home.”

The music’s interesting and eclectic quality was born from Venderlic’s start as a singer-songwriter. He released a solo record in 2012 before he decided to find a band to play with.

After a couple of lineup changes this group was finalized last May, so the record has some other members than the current five.

“We took what he had started and put our own spin on it,” Richburg said. “We all have different musical backgrounds. Some of us grew up in church and have a heavy soulful view and then some of us came from a classic rock background. It all meshes together quite interestingly.”

The current lineup has plans to begin work on a new album in the coming months. This summer will be big for the group, as they play several festivals including the SweetWater 420 festival in Atlanta which will be headlined by heavyweights like Sturgill Simpson, The String Cheese Incident and Umphree’s McGee.

The fun comes out during live shows as Emma’s Lounge can go from a country-tinged tune to something completely funky.

“You don’t know what you’re going to get with us but we always keep it interesting,” Richburg said. “It makes us versatile because we can play in any situation and find something for everyone. It’s really fun music and people always have a good time.”