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.
"Wonderfully original mountain music" -Martin Anderson, WNCW 88.7FM
Opening Act: The Deep Hollow
Winners of the American Songwriter Magazine 30th Anniversary Song Contest. Currently #3 on the Folk DJ Charts. "An incredibly promising debut" -Maverick Magazine
Tickets may be ordered online here, or call 800-895-2912 between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday to order your tickets. Tickets are $10 for Tri States Public Radio members; $15 for non-members.