Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. Read more


The two groups are nominees for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. Read more


Headliners include Willie Watson, Don Flemons, and Amythyst Kiah. Read more


Asheville Amadeus has since become a much-anticipated biennial event — expanding in 2017 from a weeklong festival to a grand 10-day celebration. 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


“Your background is all you have; it starts you off.”

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Fifty years ago, when she was fifty, Ola Belle Reed looked back to tell the story of her life. For months we had been recording her songs. Now it was time for her life. Read more


Influence not bound by gender

Henry Glassie photo

In 2009, seven years after the death of Ola Belle Reed, Maryland state folklorist Clifford Murphy set out to unearth how her mountain music was playing out in the small towns where her music had flourished. Read more


Overlooking the countryside

Garret K. Woodward photo

The road gets smaller and smaller to Ron and Rachel Clearfield’s home. Pavement turns to gravel, then to dirt, the route lined by majestic rolling hills and thick woods. It’s Saturday and the sun is shining. Read more


Rayna Gellert

Jon Estes photo

Rayna Gellert, Asheville, N.C.’s, accomplished singer\songwriter and acclaimed fiddler, was raised in a warm and loving home that embraced traditional music as an obsession since she can remember. Read more


Tyler Ramsey

Christopher Wilson photo

It’s amazing how dreams find a way of coming true. Earlier this year Tyler Ramsey, who is now a full-time member of the successful indie-rock group Band of Horses, was able to find time to write, record, and release his third solo album. Read more


Richard Buckner

Donated photo

Richard Buckner has been through a lot to get his latest finally released, but the blood, sweat and tears have paid off. He has created another stunning and moving piece of art with his distinctive style of music as only he can do. Read more