mountain music

mountain music
Sep 2023
Guitar, vocals, lyrics—the Asheville-based musician does it all. Go behind the scenes to learn about Ramsey’s life on the road, the joys of playing music live, and his journey home.

Sep 2023
The life and legacy of celebrated bluegrass musician Earl Scruggs gets a standing ovation in his native Shelby

Dec 2021
New local page-turners explore murder, mayhem, and mysteries

Aug 2021
After so many months of cancelled and postponed events, the urge to get together and celebrate is palpable. Here to satisfy is a season of great gatherings bursting with local culture: From woolly worms, elk, and Bigfoot to mountain arts, food, music, and more, these festivals truly have something for everyone.

Jun 2020
The Mountain Lily’s short but storied run on the French Broad River might never end

Feb 2020

Dec 2017
Chill out with outdoor activities as well as indoor fun and games

Jun 2017
A new podcast tunes in to mountain music milestones

Dec 2016
The remarkable rise and fall of the Goat Gland King, Jackson County’s “Dr.” John Brinkley

Jun 2016
20 Ways to Explore the City's Exploding Music Scene

Dec 2015
Sometimes, smaller is better.

Apr 2014
Before the Blue Ridge Parkway paved the way, Mt. Mitchell’s visitors rode storied rail lines and motor routes to the top

Aug 2013
Three local bands bring new albums to your ears

Aug 2013
One-of-a-kind archives keep the history of mountain arts alive and accessible

Jun 2013
Three old-time music parties for your listenin’ and pickin’ enjoyment

Oct 2011
Take your seat for an intimate series of stellar bluegrass shows at the Colonial Theatre in Canton

Sep 2011
Autumn is upon us, and you can park yourself in the backyard and watch the leaves put on a show.

Jun 2010
Three recording studios keep Asheville’s music scene finely tuned

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present

Mar 2009
In an effort to make a large swath of Western North Carolina more accessible by road, Madison, Yancey, and Mitchell counties must deal with growth and consequences