Music

A Road’s Refrain

On fall break from college in the early 1980s, a writer and his loyal English setter took a road trip from Watauga County to the Qualla Boundary, accompanied by the sweet sounds of fiddles, banjos, and high-lonesome harmonies.

The Music Man of Black Mountain

Songwriter, producer, record label founder: This veteran of the rock ’n’ roll industry has done it all. At a venue near his hometown, he provides a space for performers to express themselves — and for the audience to listen.

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