With vivid storytelling, vibrant musicianship and arresting honesty, Asheville NCs Tellico explores the beauty of songcraft through the lens of the Appalachian string band tradition.
Tellico features the singing and songwriting of Anya Hinkle, originally from the mountains of southwest Virginia, steeped in the tones of bluegrass and folk but seasoned by travels across the world.
Hinkle has toured nationally and internationally for over a decade and has developed as a notable songwriter with her band Tellico and, previously, Dehlia Low.
Her song Courage for the Morning off Tellicos 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 the winner of the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Song Contest and in 2019. Her song Ever What They Say off of Tellicos freshman effort Relics and Roses was included in the prestigious Songwriter Showcase at the 2016 conference of the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Tellicos most recent album, produced by Irish guitar legend John Doyle (Transatlantic Sessions, Joan Baez, Tim OBrien), was #9 on WNCWs Top 100 Albums of 2018 and No Depression writes, Tellico reminds us cannot abandon our own humanity, even when others try to grind it out of us.