If you like Woodsongs, Mountain Stage, or E-Town, you should check out the new Fret Knot Radio Hour. The free online show being produced out of Asheville, N.C., features a mix of innovative artists, activists, and musicians, who are intent on making the world a better place. Stories of predominantly Southern culture are delivered through four main departments: Earth, Life, Craft, and Song. The first episode, which is available for download here, features a fun interview with Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers, as well as a talk with mountain man Larry Gibson, who is in a fight for his land and his life on West Virginia’s Kayford Mountain.

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“Fret Knot Radio Hour is an audio exploration of folk culture and sustainable lifestyle,” says executive producer Chris Weller. “We aspire to bring people together with music, art, storytelling, and advocacy. Our podcast is free, with no strings attached.”

Fret Knot will also host a live show at Maloprop’s Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville on March 2.