wonderfully original mountain music”

— Martin Anderson, WNCW 88.7FM

"Ever What They Say" from Tellico's album Relics and Roses, filmed for the upcoming episode  of the "Southern Songs and Stories" documentary series, hosted by WNCW's program director Joe Kendrick. Clips of this and other performances as well as behind-the-scenes interviews and backstage footage will be included in the episode! 
Relics and Roses out now!


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Return to Japan: “It’s Endless”, part 2

Endless 'torii' that lead up the mountain at the famous Fushmi Shrine in Kyoto, protected by statues of foxes.

(Click here to read Part 1)
I cut my plans short in Hokkaido for a series of performances with Saburo Inoue. Sab is a handsome thin man with wire rimmed glasses, a slightly crooked smile, and quiet confidence. He first came to the US with the band Bluegrass 45 in the early 70s where they appeared at some of the very first bluegrass festivals, alongside the classic bands of the era. The history of…

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Return to Japan: “It’s Endless”, part 1 

The Japanese 'banjo'...Okinawan shamisen ('jamisen').

Back in 2013 I made a trip to Japan that quietly transformed my life. I had brought my fiddle with me to sit in with a local Hokkaido bluegrass band and came home reinspired, rejuvenated, and motivated to jumpstart my own musical pursuits and discoveries after having a baby, Sachi, born in 2012. Many of the Japanese musicians that I met had dedicated much of their professional and personal lives to the pursuit of music, which helped me recognize my own…

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Filming for Southern Song and Stories documentary begins! LIVE TAPING NOV. 15!

We are thrilled to be the subject of an exciting project called Southern Songs and Stories, a documentary series presented by WNCW 88.7FM’s program director Joe Kendrick and Tony Preston of Moonlight Mile Productions.  The series explores the music of the South and the artists who make it, showcasing their performances and discovering the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives both on and off the stage. This series has previously featured Asheville's fantastic country band The Honeycutters Read more

Fall update

I don't know if you noticed, but it's fall! We had a wonderful month filled with lots of outdoor concerts and helped some great folks tie the knot at outdoor weddings with mostly good weather. Now we're headed indoors again for some great regional shows coming up this month. 
Highland Brewing Outdoor Stage, Asheville. Photos by Asheville Art Family

We have been so grateful for a busy schedule and have had an opportunity to connect with many fantastic people. Some of them keep in touch with us via email --…Read more


Asheville-based band Tellico is proud to announce that they will join the roster of the Americana Agency. The announcement comes on the heels of their new, independently-released album Relics and Roses. Read full announcement here.
 “We are thrilled to be working with John Laird and Lucy Haislip again,” says Anya Hinkle, of Tellico ( Hinkle, Ballance and Stiglets were formerly on Americana’s roster with the band Dehlia Low. “They are incredibly hardworking folks that give us a lot of…Read more
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