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Bobby Hicks

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A magical music jam occurs every Thursday evening in downtown Marshall, North Carolina, often hosted by Grammy winner Bobby Hicks. more

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Bobby Hicks

Pat Franklin

Fiddlers come together for annual show in Madison County, North Carolina more

Blog

Concert scheduled for Sunday, February 18 more

Blog

Over the better part of the last two decades, The Steep Canyon Rangers have done the single most important thing a band can do—be themselves. more

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The Paramount

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A step into Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts is a step back in time to the heyday of jaw-dropping movie palaces designed to entertain the masses. more

Outposts

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Courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University.

Good Reads

Largely unknown outside of East Tennessee, The Monday Movement can immediately turn a small room into an enormous arena of tone and sound. more

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The key to Balsam Range’s success is a long-time group of friends, all open to new ideas, new techniques and approaches to that high, lonesome sound that remains at the core of their identity. more

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Mountaineers have long been known for their ingenuity and independent spirit, traits that live on today among the entrepreneurs and artisans profiled in Smoky Mountain Living’s Made in the Smokies feature. more

Features

Acoustic Syndicate

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Straddling the lines between bluegrass, mountain music and rock-n-roll, Acoustic Syndicate is a result of their miles on the road, where they soaked in the sounds of the landscapes they passed through, the countless stages they took each night. more

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As the Monday through Friday host of WDVX’s “Blue Plate Special” on 89.9 FM, Red Hickey oversees a legendary radio program in the studio located on bustling Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. more

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River Whyless, a four-piece folk group from Asheville, makes waves with a wash of harmonies and lush violin melodies on its new album, We All the Light. more

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Hannah Furgiuele photo

Most of the time, no matter the season, Arvil and his fiddle hold court in his living room—also known as his teaching studio. That’s where my fiddle and I have joined him for the afternoon. more

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Knoxville celebrates its 225th birthday this October. I’ve lived here since 1984. You’d think the place wouldn’t hold too many secrets left for me to discover. Or at least that’s what I thought. more

Features

Made In The Smokies

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Whether toiling in tucked-away mountain workshops or bustling tourist studios, the region’s best artisans carry on traditions that have been passed down through the generations—oftentimes in their own families. more

Features

New Harp of Columbia

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Harmonious voices—often described as spirited, soulful, poignant, even haunting—ring out from Middle Creek United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. These shape-note singers practice an art older than the church where they’ve assembled. more

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The Asheville Symphony Sessions

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Music weaves its way through the hills of Asheville. A fiddle tune unfurls on a busy street corner, jazz floats out the windows of a wine bar, and rock clubs shake with raucous energy. Down the street, the Asheville Symphony spins its own magic. more

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Garret K. Woodward

Clayton, Georgia, recedes in the rearview mirror. Head farther west on Highway 76. The last of the day’s sunshine falls behind the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a right on Persimmon Road, an easy-to-miss turnoff into the backwoods. more

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Donated

A Mighty Fine Memory pays tribute to regional treasure Roger Howell, the master fiddler from Madison County, North Carolina. more

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Aaron Dahlstrom photo

Long the heart of Appalachian roots trio Red June, husband-and-wife musicians John Cloyd Miller and Natalya Zoe Weinstein recently released their first album, Equinox, as Zoe and Cloyd. more

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