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Water Warriors

Volume
21
/ Issue
4

Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Cindy Kunst
Though the state has cut back on various environmental initiatives and funding, each summer, the Franklin-based Land Trust for the Little Tennessee conducts biological monitoring in some 30 waterways, from the headwaters in north Georgia to Fontana Reservoir in North Carolina. The work's part of a network of organizations and volunteers -- WNC's water warriors.

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  • Smart bets: Yonder Mountain String Band

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The Colorado-based jam-grass nomads of Yonder Mountain String Band log more than 100 live shows per year, so the musicians have to keep performances eclectic if only to preserve their…
  • Smart bets: Town Mountain

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Fans of Asheville quintet Town Mountain will be familiar with the concept of podorythmie — not because they are well-versed in French Canadian percussive techniques, but because it’s nearly impossible…
  • Digging deep: DIG Festival showcases local and regional music

    -by Haley Steinhardt
    Downtown Independent Groove Festival (DIG to its friends) is making its third appearance on the Asheville music scene this weekend. It boasts two days of performances, eight downtown music venues…
  • Smart bets: Fred Chappell

    -by Alli Marshall
    If cat art, cat videos or “What kind of a cat person are you” quizzes seem just a little bit hokey, what about feline-themed poetry? Former North Carolina Poet Laureate…
  • Smart bets: The Tall Pines and Casey Driessen

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill,” says NPR. Christmas Davis writes gritty swamp rock tunes, which his wife, vocalist Connie Lynn…
  • Tashi Dorji’s new album blends cultures and subcultures

    -by Xpress Contributor
    by Dave Cantor Tashi Dorji talks a lot about community — in terms of both Asheville’s punk scene and his interest in radical politics. Nonetheless, he’s releasing an album’s worth…
  • Solo searching: Floating Action returns with a hi(gher)-fi new album

    -by Alli Marshall
    “Quiet bros stick together,” is how local singer-songwriter and producer Seth Kauffman sums up working with musician Ray LaMontagne. Kauffman played guitar on LaMontagne’s recent, Dan Auerbach-produced Supernova and says…
  • Big Love Festival celebrates over 150 independent local businesses and organizations

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    As Sunday, Aug. 24, approaches, don’t be alarmed if you see two people at Pack Square Park taking tape measures to sidewalks and other structures. It’s just Big Love Festival co-organizers…
  • Balancing act: Q&A with novelist and attorney Kim Church

    -by Xpress Contributor
    This weekend Asheville hosts Booktopia, an author-reader retreat. One of the authors at that Malaprop’s event will be Raleigh-based novelist Kim Church.

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