A look inside our November/December, 2012 Issue
- Music of the Mountains
View a roundup of YouTube videos highlighting some of the mountain musicians featured in this issue!
- Writer on the Road: The 12th Annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Joe Tennis reports in from this three-day celebration of Bristol’s musical heritage. Plus, more videos and photos from FloydFest!
- Holiday Recipe Contest Results
You sent in your tastiest holiday recipes, now see which one our staff members voted as their favorites!
- Foodie Final Four
Vote for your favorite county from our Foodie Tour of the Blue Ridge Parkway series. You could win $250! The winning county will be featured in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue. The Final Four are: Rockbridge County, Patrick County, Yancey County and Buncombe County.
- Fall Photo Contest Results
You sent in your favorite fall photos, and we had the difficult task of selecting our favorites. Here is a look at even more of the top images we didn't have room to show you in the issue!
- The Magic Crispness of Late Autumn
Photographers Brett Bentley and Rob Travis present the later fall months in all their leaf-and-light glory.
Cover Features: The Music Issue!
- The 12 Stars of Mountain Music
No, we don’t go back to British Ballads, but instead back to the founders of the music we call Americana today. by Kurt Rheinheimer
- The Music Festivals Not to Miss
From the big, rangy events like FloydFest to the smaller pickin’ parties like Galax Old Fiddlers, the mountains are alive with great gatherings. by Joe Tennis
- Doc Watson Remembered - Preview This Story Now!
The revered picker and singer from Deep Gap, N.C. passed away earlier this year. by Jennifer McGaha
- ‘Swell’ Recipes from Barbara
Asheville’s Barbara Swell has been collecting and cooking her family’s recipes since age 10. by Kimberly Button
- It’s the Season for Great Crafts Fairs
All over the mountains, artists, artisans and crafts people are shining up their wares for holiday gift-buying. by Joe Tennis
- Cabin in the Woods: The Great Getaway at Breaks Interstate Park
Especially during the cooler months, the “vacation-home” cabins are the perfect spot to feel like you have the deep gorge to yourself. by Joe Tennis
Remembering Steele Creek.
- From the Editor: Dave Loggins: Americana Guy Before There was Americana
The one-time Country Songwriter of the Year had a singer-songwriter beginning that seemed to somehow get sidetracked by the hit “Please Come to Boston.”. by Kurt Rheinheimer
- From the Farm: Returns and Dividends
Investing time and attention in what’s at hand yields riches not measured in dollars and cents. by Elizabeth Hunter
- Mountain Report: Kentucky Looks to Alternative Power Sources
Up to one-third of the state’s energy needs could be met with small-scale, renewable energy sources by 2025. by Cathryn McCue
- The Hike: Walking Garrett State Forest.
This Western Maryland spot offers a 7-mile loop through varied terrain. by Leonard Atkins
- Creature Feature: Lonesome Dove
The mourning species is the most common, widespread dove in the Blue Ridge. by Nancy Henderson
- Mountain Garden: The Great Container Gardening Experiment
A combination of relentless critter attacks and sustained weather extremes leads to . . . a $50 salad! And to other rewards as well, including plans for next growing season. by Elizabeth Hunter
- Guest Column: The Luck of Living in The Fertile Crescent of Mountain Music
Kinney Rorrer is Professor Emeritus of History at Danville (Va.) Community College. He is a fourth-generation old-time musician who hosts “Back to the Blue Ridge” on WVTF-FM in Roanoke, Va., featuring bluegrass and old-time music. He has written numerous magazine articles and liner notes for CDs on the traditional music of the region. by Kinney Rorrer