Photo courtesy of Nikki Talley

Nikki Talley releases “Out from the Harbor” at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall

Singer-songwriter Nikki Talley left Asheville (sort of) to tour full-time with her husband and bandmate, Jason Sharp. The two see the country from their home-on-wheels, Blue Bell the van, while meeting fellow touring musicians, writing songs and discovering prime fishing spots. Talley talks about all of that, but mostly she’s exciting about the release of […]

"Eat Ethnic was developed out of necessity," reads the app's campaign page. "We craved those restaurants where the food tasted like it came out of our momma's kitchen." Photo from the Eat Ethnic campaign page

Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfundi­ng initiative­s

Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. EAT ETHNIC APP […]