Go Local 2015

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Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Carrie Eidson
The fourth year of Go Local card kicks off with big changes in store for the Asheville Grown Business Alliance -- Including new opportunities for local independent business owners.


  • Holiday events around WNC

    -by Alli Marshall
    Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in…
  • Author Rick Bragg talks about his new Jerry Lee Lewis biography

    -by Corbie Hill
    On the cover of Rick Bragg’s Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, the titular pianist and early rock ‘n’ roll icon holds a cigar and peers into the distance, as…
  • Smart bets: Winter’s Tune

    -by Alli Marshall
    Fiddler Roger Howell has recorded 532 traditional fiddle tunes from memory — the growing collection is housed in Mars Hill University’s Southern Appalachian Archives. But that’s not the only way…
  • Smart bets: Sweet Claudette and Bombadil

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Four- and six-part vocal harmonies and multicolored kazoos captivate audiences when Western North Carolina supergroup Sweet Claudette takes the stage. The country Motown quartet, composed of Amanda Platt (The Honeycutters),…
  • Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion return to Isis

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    By all accounts, husband-and-wife duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are happy in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, their home since moving from Columbia, S.C. The two draw songwriting…
  • Smart bets: Patterson Hood

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood was just mastering the art of walking upright when his hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala., became a mecca for ’60s soul music, and he nearly lost…
  • Smart bets: Asheville Bookfest

    -by Kat McReynolds
    If you ever miss grade school’s traveling book fairs, consider adding Asheville Bookfest to your calendar. “Our hope is that Asheville Bookfest brings publishing down to the grassroots level,” reads…
  • Jeff Thompson releases So Far, So Strange

    -by Alli Marshall
    Local musician and songwriter Jeff Thompson has been hard at work on So Far, So Strange, his new album. It represents personal and stylistic changes; it also marks some brilliant…
  • The Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular is back

    -by Toni Sherwood
    The Magnetic Theatre’s much anticipated annual holiday show, The 38th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular, returns in its — despite what the title would have you believe — sixth incarnation.…
  • Crushed Out’s artistic take on the drum-and-guitar duo

    -by Alli Marshall
    When it comes to recordings, “The tempo is the heartbeat of the song,” says Franklin Hoier, half of drum-and-guitar duo Crushed Out. Tempo is their business. So is touring, which…