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    At the End of the Rainbow

    Sitting in the dimly lit backstage area at the Albino Skunk Music Festival in rural Upstate South Carolina, Sierra Ferrell leans back into her chair and put her boot up on the bottom rung of the nearby porch railing. Read more

    Dec 1, 2021

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    Courtesy of the Bob Moog Foundation

    Hooked on Moog

    An unimposing museum in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, celebrates the legacy of synthesizer designer Robert Moog, whose 1964 invention of the commercial synthesizer helped revolutionize the face of music. Read more

    Dec 1, 2021

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  • The Face Behind the Melodies

    The Face Behind the Melodies

    When Dr. Ted Olson reflects on Lesley Riddle, he can only speak in awe of the life and legacy left behind by the melodies and lore of the storied Black Appalachian musician. Read more

    Oct 1, 2021

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  • Sweet Heaven in My View

    Sweet Heaven In My View

    Standing in a hotel room recently, Charley Crockett peered out the window onto the quiet morning streets of Amarillo, Texas. Read more

    Aug 1, 2021

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    Kindness is My Religion

    When the entire music industry shutdown for the foreseeable future in March 2020, many artists and bands didn’t know what to do with themselves. For most, all they’d known for years was rolling down the road to the next town. Read more

    Jun 1, 2021

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  • 'Connecting Legacies'

    ‘Connecting Legacies’

    From 1933-1957, Black Mountain College was formed and thrived within the context of its seemingly unconventional methods and ways, only to simply disappear into the fond memories of those who passed through the magical space. Read more

    Jun 1, 2021

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    Strike Not Our Brother Down

    In the pantheon of legendary jam-grass acts, a handful of pioneering bands broke new ground in the 1980s and 1990s by creating a sonic landscape that was a harmonious blend of bluegrass, folk, jazz and acoustic rock sensibilities. Read more

    Apr 1, 2021

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  • The Art of Sitting and Listening

    The Art of Sitting and Listening

    In a seismic move that will further propel the Asheville and greater Western North Carolina music scene into the national spotlight, Citizen Vinyl officially opened its doors to the public this past October. Read more

    Feb 1, 2021

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