Originally from the mountains of southwest Virginia, Anya Hinkle has developed as a notable songwriter with her Asheville NC-based "Appalachiacana" band Tellico. Steeped in the tones of bluegrass and folk, Hinkle has toured regionally and nationally for over a decade with international tours as far afield as Japan and France.
Her song “Courage for the Morning” off Tellico’s freshly released album Woven Waters (Organic Records) was #1 on the Folk DJ charts in November 2018, and her song “Ballad of Zona Abston” was a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Song Contest and winner of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition in 2019.
Over 20 immersive signature events are featured throughout the weekend! Tours, dinners, parties, foraging and more await.
This inspired, friendly and free-spirited food scene tucked in the mountains of Appalachia has been called “Foodtopia,” but the locals just call it home. Plan your trip now.
Access to affordable and healthy food and reducing food waste are important initiatives of the signature event’s charitable giving goals.