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Past articles by Carol:

51st season of Shindig on the Green opens, keeping traditions alive and growing

Profiles of people, plus Shindig vignettes, stories and quotes as the 51st annual series of free Shindig on the Green concerts opens july 1. → Read More

Weaverville fiddler, 13, celebrates release of her 1st album

13-year-old Lillian Chase steps up to the mic June 17, at the Madison County Arts Center to celebrate the release of her CD, “Playing Favorites.” → Read More

MerleFest spotlights WNC's celebrated Bryan Sutton

Growing up in the mountains set him on the road to a dizzying array of records and honors. → Read More

Buncombe 9th grader fiddled her way into a top school

15-year-old fiddler CarlyMae Buckner was accepted to Andover, Phillip Exeter & Hotchkiss. → Read More

Mountain music mix: Irish, 'Dawg' bluegrass, folk rock

Roots collide with Red Wellies, Donna the Buffalo & David Grisman Bluegrass Experience. → Read More

Mountain music mix: Young and old, shaped notes & more

Shows by Pretty Little Goat and Jamie Laval, Tim O'Brien and Grapevine Harmony Singing. → Read More

Mountain mix: Old friends, Celtic wizards and new music

Asheville Scene's Mountain mix for May 27 - June 2. → Read More

Mountain Mix: Country roots, new songs, Western swing

Check out The Honeycutters, the Mountain Songwriting Celebration and Hot Club of Cowtown. → Read More

Father of singer-songwriter era Tom Rush in Asheville

Says Tom Rush of his YouTube hit: “I am an overnight sensation after 50 years.” → Read More

Mountain music mix: Favorites and surprises

Check out John McCutcheon, Martha Scanlan, the California Honeydrops and more. → Read More

Mountain Mix: Singing the blues and more

This week, check out Americana music from Andy Cohen, Bill Mize, Tellico & others → Read More

Mountain Mix: Iconic women, bluegrass, zydeco and more

Check out shows from Emmylou Harris, Josh Goforth, Peter Rowan, Iris Dement and others. → Read More

Mountain Mix: Love songs, fiddles and stringbands

Joe Penland Joe Penland’s warm clear voice is a powerful reminder of heritage and what he loves. Born into a Marshall family that has lived by the French Broad River for generations, Penland left his ballads and the river for a life in business, but a bout with cancer convinced him that life is short and there is meaning in his music. Not looking back, Penland has become an internationally known… → Read More

Mountain Mix: Irish tunes, bluegrass to welcome spring

Mountain Mix: Irish tunes, bluegrass to welcome spring → Read More

Mountain Mix: String bands, bluegrass & smokin’ swing

Pretty Little Goat with Hog Town Squealers, Annie Selleck, et al, and Lonesome River Band. → Read More

Mountain Mix: Local color, folk, festivals and more

'Fresh Preserves,' Jane Kramer, Lunasa and Tim O'Brien and a MerleFest preview show. → Read More

Mountain Mix: Country riffs, folk, bluegrass and jazz

Check out Bill and the Bells, Adam Lee, Resonant Rogues and more this week. → Read More

Mountain Mix Asheville: Folk, bluegrass, stories & more

Catch Kim & Reggie Harris, Railroad Earth, Town Mountain, Tellico and Chuck Brodsky. → Read More

Mountain Home Music produced WNC's Grammy contender

Mountain music from its source. Mickey Gamble is proud of that. → Read More

Mountain Mix: New, retro and ‘mighty fine’ music

Check out Pretty Little Goat, Robin and Linda Williams and Kelly & the Cowboys. → Read More