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Though part of the scene most of her life, singer/mandolinist Sierra Hull has been making some big waves in the…

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As a Rolling Stone magazine subscriber since I was in ninth grade, it has my biggest dream as a writer…

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For over 25 years, journalist Quintin Ellison has roamed our region documenting the people, places and things that make up…

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Many folks here in Waynesville knew Louie Bing as “the homeless guy with the dog.” Well, Louie and his Australian…

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There was something so cozy about that navy blue 1992 Toyota Camry. With my mother behind the wheel of her…

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Just about a decade ago, on a school bus somewhere on the back roads of Black Mountain, four teenage boys…

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I couldn’t believe she gave me a ticket. Thanksgiving 2001. I was 16 years old. Having just ate a quick…

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In the six or so years I’ve lived and worked in Western North Carolina, the amount of craft breweries in…

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I was born in the wrong decade.  Or so I often hear from others. Some are musicians or artists, dreamers…

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What Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are doing is artistically and politically groundbreaking in the world of…

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Let’s go Sox.  Standing and shouting at the large television at a pub around the corner from my apartment in…

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About six years ago, I moved from Upstate New York to Western North Carolina. I was, and remain, some 1,100…

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There was a slight ringing in my ears leaving the show last Sunday evening at Ambrose West on Haywood Road…

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When one is in pursuit of their dreams, once-feared obstacles become golden opportunities, where you see what it will take…

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Sitting on a bench in the lobby of the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium last Thursday evening, Marc Pruett waits quietly for…

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I had to really think back and question it. Had I ever crossed that line into what could be considered…

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In the mid-1990s, just as the raucous nature of the grunge scene in the United States was hitting its peak,…

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With the massive rainfall from Tropical Storm Florence on Sunday, my truck carefully navigated its way through deep puddles and…

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With a slight jog around an empty basketball court at the Waynesville Rec Center last Monday evening, I dribbled the…

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There will be a “Women Songwriters Showcase” held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the Macon County Public Library…

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If change is the only constant in life, then Sanctum Sully is the epitome of change.  Celebrating a decade together…

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Hello, from the “Mile High City.” Sitting here in Denver, onward back to Asheville tomorrow morning. This summer has been…

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In the digital age that is the 21st century, and in many aspects of this modern era, the culture and…

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Every-so-often, I’d look around the crowd and wonder if I’d have known any of these folks, perhaps called them dear…

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Back to square one. Dammit. You’d think that after existing on this earth for 33 years, and being a legal…

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Well, 15 years ago this past weekend, I spontaneously bolted from Upstate New York straight to northern Maine to attend…

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Following the announcement of its upcoming Sylva outpost, aimed at a fall opening, Bryson City-based Nantahala Brewing will launch an…

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If there was a single voice of reason amid the bombardment of deafening noise in the digital age — of…

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Bolting up Interstate 95, just outside of Portland, Maine, this past Monday, I finally could smell that smell that conjures…

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They just don’t make’em like they used to. That adage is the pure, honest truth when applied to the music…

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And there I was, at a dive bar in the 800-person high desert town of Victor, Idaho, with the backdrop…

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High atop a mountain overlooking Haywood County, Annie Haslam Colquitt sits across a dining room table at The Swag. A…

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Emerging from the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina/ Tennessee state line this past Sunday afternoon, a hot southern sun…

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In an era when rock-n-roll has seemingly taken a backseat to hip-hop and electronic acts — on the radio and…

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At 63, Ricky Skaggs has spent just about 58 of those years completely enamored and immersed in that singular “high,…

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It’s something that’s been in the back of my mind for a while now. When news broke last week of…

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As the music capital of the world, the bright lights of Nashville have always been a tough place to make…

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“If you see all the people playing corn hole in the driveway you’re at the right place,” the familiar voice…

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Over the last few years, guitarist Trey Hensley and dobroist Rob Ickes have crisscrossed the country with their unique brand…

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I, like many of you reading this, was initially shocked and saddened to hear the news of the recent passing…

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When you find yourself in conversation with JJ Grey, you walk away from the interaction with a kick in your…

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Hopping out of my truck, the intense sunshine and humidity of rural central Tennessee in early June slapped me right…

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I was thrown into the deep end. When I was 20 years old, I became a substitute teacher. I was…

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Hot off the heels of winning the Grammy for “Best Bluegrass Album” this past winter, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage…

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