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Booking: John Laird, Americana Agency
Firmly planted in Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic “Appalachiacana” sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs and instrumental prowess in North Carolina and beyond. With Anya Hinkle's and Stig Stiglets' committed, authentic vocals alloyed with Aaron Ballance's flowing and soaring dobro and Jed Willis' textured and expressive mandolin, the quartet is rooted in the mountain music they grew up with while pushing tradition into a modern Americana sound aesthetic.

Tellico independently released their debut album Relics and Roses on June 2, 2015. The album features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle) and Stig Stiglets (bass), and showcases Aaron Ballance on dobro and pedal and lap steel and Jed Willis on mandolin and clawhammer banjo. Guitar virtuoso Jon Stickley (Jon Stickley Trio) produced the album and makes a few guest appearances on guitar and drums. Relics and Roses is the first release since three of Tellico's members regrouped after recording four records with the Asheville-based bluegrass band Dehlia Low, whose album Ravens and Crows was released on the Rebel Records label in 2011.

Tuesday, September 27

7:35pm EDT

Wednesday, September 28

1:00am EDT

9:00pm EDT