• The Travelin’ McCourys

    Photo courtesy of IVPR

    Keep movin’ on down the line

    The charm and allure of bluegrass music resides in its seamless ability to have one foot in the sacred, traditional “high, lonesome sound” and the other in whatever progressive endeavors its musicians find themselves in—by chance or on purpose. Read more

    Dec 1, 2022


  • On the trail for crafts

    On the trail for crafts

    The Blue Ridge is a region rich in craft traditions and brimming with distinctive artists and galleries. The Blue Ridge Craft Trails cover 25 Western North Carolina counties, providing a digital map to 310 studios, galleries and arts organizations. Read more

    Nov 12, 2022


  • Toe River Arts Adventure

    Toe River Arts Adventure

    Art and adventure go hand in hand. Once you set your GPS to Yancey and Mitchell counties in North Carolina for the Toe River Art’s Annual Fall Studio Tour November 11-13, you’ll completely understand. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022


  • The Brothers Gillespie

    Kerry Webb photo

    American pastoral

    With its recently released sophomore album, “American Pastoral,” rising Haywood County, North Carolina, Americana/indie-rock act The Brothers Gillespie has cultivated a vast, vibrant landscape of sonic and lyrical textures. Read more

    Oct 1, 2022


  • A conversation with Warren Haynes

    Jay Sansone photo

    Love is a mean old world

    The beauty of the blues is that it’s a style of music you grow up alongside, one where you may pick it up early on and, perhaps, easily, but it’ll take a lifetime to journey down the rabbit hole of its intricate nature. Read more

    Aug 1, 2022


  • Asheville’s River Arts District

    Stephan Pruitt photo

    RAD is State of the Art

    Asheville locals are the first to admit their town is a smidge offbeat. After all, it is one of few places where yogis get zen with goats and breweries serve gummy worm-infused ales. Read more

    Jun 1, 2022


  • Man On A Mission

    Jeff Smith Photography

    Man On A Mission

    On his way from performing at a Sunday church service in Highlands, North Carolina, to an afternoon gig at Ole Smoky Distillery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Darren Nicholson pulled over somewhere outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. Read more

    Jun 1, 2022


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    David McClister photo

    Show Me Somethin’ I Can’t Sell

    Hailing from the rural panhandle of West Virginia, singer-songwriter John R. Miller is one of the most fascinating and captivating artists in recent memory. Read more

    Apr 1, 2022


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