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Garret K. Woodward

The hardest part of being a journalist, and especially one whose core focus is music, is seeing those you were lucky enough to meet, interview and write about, pass away. Read more

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When talking about the state of the blues in the 21st century, few names read bigger under the bright marquee lights as the one who embodies the history, preservation and perpetuation of the genre itself — Keb’ Mo’. Read more

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On a recent cold and rainy afternoon, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys were hard at work at Sound Biscuit on the string act’s third album. Read more

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Sitting on a rather large fallen tree branch, Langhorne Slim gazes out onto the grounds of FloydFest. The annual late July gathering has become a haven of sorts for tens of thousands of folks seeking genuine human compassion and melodic serenity. Read more

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Lyle Lovett serenades the Biltmore Estate Read more

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At first glance, you may not be familiar with the name Jim Rooney. By all accounts, though, you’re probably well-aware of the people, places and things he not only was part of, but also created, championed, and chased after. Read more

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Texas troubadour to play Asheville Read more

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A conversation with lead singer BJ Barham Read more

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A conversation with bassist Chris Wood Read more

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Albino Skunk Festival

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A slight breeze awoke me from my slumber one recent Saturday morning. Swaying in the hammock, I looked upward while the first sunshine of the day sprinkled through the branches all tangled high above. Read more

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With the untimely passing of founding member and longtime lead singer Scott Weiland in 2015, and the tragic suicide of replacement singer Chester Bennington in 2017, the Stone Temple Pilots were at a crucial crossroads. Read more

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Before his upcoming Asheville show, the legendary troubadour talks about life on the road, the spark of creativity. Read more

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Despite uncharacteristically freezing temperatures rolling through Eastern Tennessee this past weekend, the Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival proved yet again its place as one of the “must see” events of its kind in Southern Appalachia. Read more

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Like many cities in the southeast, Lexington, Kentucky, has a seen a rebirth over the last decade. Withering metro areas following the economic collapse, these spots have become culinary, artistic and musical capitals of their respective states. Read more

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Like a tumbleweed from his native Texas, Rodney Crowell has bounced and rolled along through life to wherever the four winds of the cosmos push him. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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