Smart bets: Tellico

One month after posting its proposal on Kickstarter, “Appalachiacana” band Tellico had amassed $12,248 from 160 backers to fund the rootsy quartet’s debut album. That financial support, says Anya Hinkle (guitar, fiddle, vocals), was just one part of a larger equation. “Psychologically, it made us feel that there was someone on the other end of this thing who was really excited to receive the final product, who believed in us enough to give us their hard-earned money before they had heard a single note,” she says. “It can be a punishing business, but the good parts are magical.” The release performance for Relics and Roses, produced by Jon Stickley and engineered by Chris Rosser, takes place at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Friday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m. $10/$12. isisasheville.com. Photo by Jennifer Callahan

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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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