Jedd Ferris

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Increasing the Itch – Study Says Climate Change Brings More Poison Ivy with Greater Potency

This summer I realized there’s something out there in the world I hate more than cauliflower and rush hour traffic—poison ivy.

Fest Finds

Music Finds & Festival Gear Finds Part of the fun of festivals is finding new favorite bands. Check out these four acts playing music bashes...

Festival Guide 2019: Do Your Fest

100+ Essential Blue Ridge Festivals Call your friends, grab tickets, and get ready to go. Within our yearly guide of more than 100 Blue Ridge...

Southerners Love Wilderness

UGA study reveals that 89 percent of visitors to public land support Wilderness Wilderness designation is a tool for permanent protection of the South's wildest...

Trail Mix: New Albums and Rhiannon Giddens

New Albums by the musicians you want to listen to. Rhiannon Giddens Returns with New Collaboration, Our Native Daughters Rhiannon Giddens first emerged in the Grammy...

Top Southern Spins: Best Albums of 2018

Check out our list of the year’s best records from acts who hail from our Blue Ridge footprint. Lucy Dacus • Historian This emerging Richmond-based indie...