Instead of modernizing tradition, Tellico takes it deeper, effortlessly weaving meaningful, imaginative songwriting with intelligent arrangements. There is no gimmick here, and yet, there is nothing tired or cliche. Tellico explores the beauty of songcraft through the lens of tradition and an unmistakable sound. Their freshman effort Relics and Roses was well-received, gathering accolades from tastemakers and earning them stage appearances at the country’s most prestigious festivals (MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, Official Showcase Artist and World of Bluegrass-IBMA).
Their most recent album, Woven Waters, reached the top of the Folk DJ charts within a month of its release. The Asheville, NC-based band debuted as the No. 1 Artist and also had the No. 2 Album of the Month and the No. 1 Song of the Month with the leading track “Courage For The Morning.” Another track off the album, "Ballad of Zona Abston," won first place in the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in the Bluegrass category and was a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Song Contest in 2019.
Anya Hinkle and Tellico are poised for an exciting year of international touring both to France and Japan with regional appearances as official showcase artists at the World of Bluegrass-International Bluegrass Music Association conference, MerleFest, Albino Skunk Festival, North Carolina Folk Festival, and more. Check our calendar for the latest schedule.