Jedd Ferris

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Bright Eyes: Rayland Baxter Opens Up On New Album, Wide Awake

Rayland Baxter sounds enlightened—lyrically and sonically—on his new album, Wide Awake. On previous efforts, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who’s toured with the Lumineers and the...

Quick Hits: August 2018

The Costs of Coal The Trump administration’s plan to keep money-losing power plants open would save coal mining jobs but at the same time unleash...

Not Your Grandpa’s Bluegrass: String Bands Messing with Tradition

If you’re an open-minded acoustic music fan, check out these new releases from top pickers taking unconventional routes. Love Canon: Cover Story (featured) Cover bands are...

Choice Picks: Four New Record Releases Worth A Listen

Leon III (featured) Leon III Leon III features familiar faces from the Americana underground. Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent are members of Wrinkle Neck Mules—the Virginia-born,...

Sounds Under The Stars: Summer Outdoor Shows In The South

Live music sounds better while standing under a big open sky. Fortunately, this summer the Blue Ridge region is full of options to get...

Quick Hits: July 2018

By Jed Ferris & Rachel Hicks L.L. Bean Pays Employees To Relay Thru-Hike The A.T. Maine-based outdoor retailer L.L. Bean is sending 86 lucky employees on...