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    Turning the Page

    On May 7 last year, the Steep Canyon Rangers took the stage in front of an audience of thousands gathered at Pack Square Park in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, for the group’s “Free For All” concert. Read more

    Feb 1, 2023


  • A Stroke of Faith

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    A Stroke of Faith

    Half a century ago, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church was in desperate need of divine intervention. Tucked into the bucolic countryside of West Jefferson, North Carolina, the tiny chapel had long struggled to keep its congregation engaged. Read more

    Dec 1, 2022


  • The Travelin’ McCourys

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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


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