While timeless and authentic are words you hear describing music quite often, here they both ring true.”

— The Daily Country

Highland 2014
It’s a mighty impressive band that can take a sound which is literally as old as the hills, and then to repurpose it with an approach that’s vital and exciting. Yet, that’s what Tellico has done on their maiden outing, with the result that they’ve suddenly gone from zero to sixty on this initial attempt.”

— Lee Zimmerman, Blurt Magazine

On the new Relics and Roses, Asheville's Tellico puts their ‘Appalachiacana’ sound to work showcasing some of what western North Carolina is known for...”

— The Bluegrass Situation

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Summer Haze

Dear Tellico mailing list member, 

I'm sitting here on a summer morning entering a new page of mailing list members into our database, thinking how grateful I am that all of you have joined us!  We have met so many wonderful people this year during our travels and want to keep up with you and let you know what's up with us and our calendar this summer. 

August brings a bunch of opportunities to see us locally, especially with activities related to the 100th year of the National Park Service, the 89th year…

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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
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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
cover photo by jennifercallahanphotography.com
Tellico endorses D'Addario strings

Tellico endorses D'Addario strings