This month’s “Go See This” is written by guest blogger Selbe Bartlett. On summer Fridays in the friendly Chatham County community of Bynum, people are sitting in their rocking chairs or relaxing on their blankets enjoying the sounds of musicians from across the state. What are you doing this Friday night? If you find yourself yearning for a… Read More →
With 45 years of shows, recordings, beloved fans, and international accolades, where does one start with The Bluegrass Experience? Just as he does on stage with the Bluegrass Experience, the band’s lead guitarist Tommy Edwards serves as our guide through a bit of bluegrass history, Chatham County, and a few song titles popular in the band’s repertoire. [All videos of live performances are thanks to Carol… Read More →
Our kids’ festival of folk art fun!
ClydeFEST is an ol’ timey carnival based on colorfully painted cedar creatures (a.k.a. “critters”) and the former woodsman who makes them. Self-taught folk artist Clyde Jones and his ever-present Stihl chainsaw delights in the joy his art brings both children and adults. Still, who knew when ClydeFEST was launched 15 years ago that it would be such a… Read More →
When I first moved to North Carolina in 2007 I was preoccupied with a new job, closing on my first house, and learning where all the good restaurants were. Writing was not a priority. A year later I felt settled and curious. I went to the first place I could think of that should be… Read More →
The Carolina blue sky was dotted with white as the clouds swirled and shifted, shaped and morphed. It was a perfect day to take in the natural beauty of Chatham County. There was time to explore and opportunities not to be missed so we headed out to indulge our adventurous natures. “Oh! Turn there, turn there,” I… Read More →
Every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, musicians of all ages and skill levels get together and jam at the Bynum General Store. Come see (and listen to) what they’ve been up to! This event is a fundraiser to raise money for the Bynum Front Porch arts and educational grants for graduating Chatham County… Read More →
The Bluegrass Experience has been a vital force in the North Carolina/Southeastern Bluegrass scene for over 30 years. Since being named the World’s Champion Bluegrass Band in 1972, the group has performed professionally throughout the eastern half of the United States and has appeared on many major festivals, done numerous college concerts, recorded 3 albums… Read More →
At the heart of Grits & Soul is Anna Kline & John Looney. Their collaboration forges a powerful connection between hard-driving bluegrass, barroom honky tonk, Celtic, Southern gospel, and slow-burning blues. Anna & John have a dynamic musical chemistry that blends seamless harmonies with a shared sensibility of stirring melodies and powerful story lines.
Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a full time touring husband and wife duo based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals.