In July of each year the Ebbs Chapel Community Center sponsors the Blackberry Festival. The festival features sales of local craftsmen in fabric and wood; artists in oil, watercolor, and other media; books by Madison County authors; new and old lightly used kitchen and household goods as well as used furniture; and food items such […]
Bayla Davis and Cary Fridley Donna Ray Norton Josh Goforth The Allen Boys Kelley Breiding Be one of the first to hear and experience the next wave of emerging artists in Western North Carolina. This summer, the Blue Ridge Music Trails’ trailblazing musical project, Fine Tuned, supports the next generation as they take to the […]
“It really does come down to that saying that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s a great example of what we are. Each person tries to be the best that he can be on his instrument, but when the three of us come together, that’s where the magic is created. […]
Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South… the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. One could compare Michael’s performances to his granddaddy’s pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point.
With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. But Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision and clarity. Little’s […]