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x170407 TELLICO Friends of the Bedford Public Library
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library
 Present

Tellico

Bluegrass from Asheville, NC


Friday, March 3
7:30 p.m.


at the Bedford Room in
the Bedford Central Library
321 North Bridge Street
Bedford, Virginia  24523

Tickets $15
Seating is limited.


With deep warm tones, intimate vocals, vivid lyrics, natural arrangements, and emotional solos Tellico masterfully draws the listener into the center of their original songs…Through their wonderful musicianship they never fail to create an atmosphere that perfectly enhances their storytelling.”
— Chad Manning, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience

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 western North Carolina and beyond. Anya Hinkle and Stig Stiglets’ committed, authentic vocals are alloyed with Aaron Ballance’s flowing and soaring dobro and Jed Willis’ textured and expressive mandolin, 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 with drums and guitar.

Storytelling is at the helm of Tellico’s music. All of the songs on Relics and Roses were penned by Hinkle and Stiglets with the exception “White Line-River of Pride,” a Neil Young and Crazy Horse medley of two dirty electric rock tunes buttoned up bluegrass-style. The leading track, “Backstep Blues” [Hinkle] has a “backstep”, a rhythmic hiccup that is typical of old time music, telling the story of a man’s successive retreat from his wife (with the refrain “hey where did your daddy go wrong?”), leaving her with the “backstep blues.” “Calamity”, written by Stiglets, is a tale of disaster sparked by a combination of Hurricane Katrina and Japan’s 2011 tsunami, and the destructive and terrifying images of those events.

For more information, call 540-586-8911, or visit www.friendsofbedfordlibrary.org.
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For more information: phone 540-586-8911, ext. 4 then 1, or email kn@jamesjonesinstruments.com
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