The Shady Grove Coffeehouse
Presenting the best in acoustic music in a family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment
at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Glen Allen, VA
Our Next Show
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.
Storytelling is at the helm of Tellico’s music. They wrote all of the songs on their most recent album except “White Line-River of Pride,” a Neil Young and Crazy Horse medley of two dirty electric rock tunes buttoned up bluegrass-style. The leading track, “Backstep Blues” [Hinkle] has a “backstep”, a rhythmic hiccup that is typical of old time music, telling the story of a man’s successive retreat from his wife, leaving her with the “backstep blues.”
Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Children 12 and under admitted free of charge; teens 13-18 admitted at half price. Purchase advance tickets online here, or reserve tickets by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (804) 323-4288.
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