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If You Can't Play, Get Off the Stage

Diving into the rich, vibrant and controversial history of bluegrass music, If You Can't Play, Get Off the Stage: Bluegrass in Western North Carolina and Beyond is the debut work fr... — Updated 9/1/2017


Blurred Lines: Life comes full circle for Ricky Skaggs

As you turn the radio dial to a country music station these days, all you hear is pop, rock and hip-hop. Surely, this can't be the result of the sacred musical traditions of... — Updated 4/2/2017


Off to the Other Side: Former Nocturnal Scott Tournet returns

Where did he go? It has been a questioned posed countless times to me, when asked what happened to former Grace Potter & The Nocturnals guitarist Scott Tournet. As a founding... — Updated 11/4/2016


Piloting his destiny A Conversation with Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver

Catch him if you can. For the better part of the last 25 years, Scott Weiland has been a moving target within the music industry. Lightning struck twice for the singer, as a front m... — Updated 11/2/2016


Rocking gently home on the trail

I noticed it two rows behind me. Sitting at the cold, hard tables of my eighth grade science class in the Fall of 1998, I thwarted away my boredom by gazing around the room,... — Updated 8/10/2016


"Com'on, let's twist again" - A Conversation with Chubby Checker

We've all done it. At a middle school dance, high school prom, college formal, wedding reception, anniversary celebration, New Year's Eve or perhaps on your kitchen floor during a... — Updated 7/3/2016


Home is where we want to grow

It caught me off-guard. Sitting across the table from Lowell Wurster at a dimly lit pizza joint in Western North Carolina recently, he broke the news to me. As the percussionist for... — Updated 4/2/2016


Spreading The Sonic Word

I got it. Growing up outside of Burlington, Vermont, I came out of the womb with a Phish album in-hand. Founded in the North Country, the jam act was the soundtrack we blasted in... — Updated 11/2/2015


Honky-Tonk Renaissance

Waylon Jennings is alive. Figuratively. Not literally, folks. Strolling down Haywood Road in West Asheville, North Carolina one lazy summer evening, I came across the Double Crown.... — Updated 10/29/2015


The "Back to School" Showcase

With the cornfields as high as an elephant's eye, apples just ripe for the pickin' and the last of the August sunshine still warming our glorious souls, it's also time to harvest th... — Updated 9/1/2015


The State of Grace

I had never seen something like that. On Feb. 18, 2006, I walked into the Paradise Rock Club on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. I could hear the sounds of a tambourine and the howl o... — Updated 6/14/2016


As the Crowe flies - A Conversation with Rich Robinson

For all the naysayers, rock-n-roll is alive and kicking - especially in the hands of Rich Robinson. Guitarist and founding member of The Black Crowes, he has circled the globe for... — Updated 9/1/2015


Cultivating Your Destiny - Lowell Wurster of Lucid

The key to success is patience, persistence and progress. In terms of musical aspirations, those three things constitute how to navigate the long and arduous road to finding stabili... — Updated 8/2/2015


Aaron Lewis - A lil' bit country, a lil' bit rock-n-roll

Aaron Lewis has always seemed to be on the outside. Founder and lead singer of hard rock group Staind, Lewis found great success over the last decade with his soulful,... — Updated 8/2/2015


Jim Yester of The Association

Enter The Young - A Conversation with Jim Yester of The Association... Sitting there, I realized that I'd found the fountain of youth. Situated in the front row of Proctor's... — Updated 8/2/2015


Rusted Root

Back To The Earth - Rusted Root It is a sound as familiar as it is foreign. For the last 25 years, Rusted Root has seamlessly blended rock-n-roll with world fusion. Whereas the... — Updated 8/31/2015