Anya Hinkle ft Billy Cardine: Album Celebration Show
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– 7PM DOORS / 8PM SHOW
– ALL AGES
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With vivid storytelling, vibrant musicianship and arresting honesty, Anya Hinkle explores the beauty of song craft through the lens of the Appalachian string band tradition. Originally from the mountains of Virginia, Anya’s music is steeped in the tones of folk and bluegrass and seasoned by travels across the world. A founding member of Asheville-based bands Dehlia Low (Rebel Records) and Tellico (Organic Records), Anya will release tracks from her first full-length album under her own name this year on Organic Records.
Hinkle won the MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition in 2019 and was a finalist in the Hazel Dickens Song Contest for her song “Ballad of Zona Abston,” featured on Tellico’s 2018 release Woven Waters. The album, produced by Irish guitar legend John Doyle (Transatlantic Sessions, Joan Baez, Tim O’Brien), had a #1 single, #1 band and #2 album ranking on the Folk DJ charts in November 2018.
Anya has toured all over the US and the world, particularly in Japan, but also in Europe and Canada. Her collaboration with Japanese singer-songwriter SUEMARR (best known for his work on the Netflix series “Midnight Diner”) has led to multiple tours in both Japan and the US.
“ … reminds us we cannot abandon our own humanity, even when others try to grind it out of us.” — No Depression
“Hinkle is a magnificent songwriter…both a storyteller and a poet” — FolkConnection
“Once you hear Anya Hinkle sing you will want to hear her again. If you get a chance to see her perform, take it!” — Bluegrass Today
Billy Cardine has a way with his listeners. His distinctive voice powers through any instrument he plays, song that he composes, and album that he produces. Cardine has been recognized as a slide guitar pioneer, taking the dobro with him into unchartered genres. You can sense that he takes great pleasure in bringing the audience along for the ride: setting you off on a gentle float down a river before throwing you into the middle of a raging storm, only to drop you off on the other side, wondering what just happened.
Cardine’s patchwork of diverse musical influences contributes to his chameleonesque ability to fit in with whatever collaboration he joins on the stage, or in the studio. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Ryman Auditorium and major festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Merlefest and Rockygrass. As an internationally featured artist, he has toured in India, Japan, Europe and Canada.
Billy’s distinct voice on all things slide has lead him to collaborations with Led Zeppelin’s own, John Paul Jones, world renowned, Edgar Meyer in his Porous Borders of Music, and alongside dobro king, Jerry Douglas, who said, “Billy Cardine is an amazing Dobro player…He is fluent in everything that I do, and Josh Graves, and everybody that has come before. I got to be with him for a little while at Carnegie Hall for Edgar Meyer’s “Porous Borders”… I couldn’t have picked a better example for them of where the Dobro is now or what the possibilities are with the instrument.”
As an engineer and producer, his works have won national and international awards and recognition including Indie Acoustic Music Project’s Roots Album of the Year, Chicago Tribune’s Best Bluegrass records of the year and an Apple iPod Playlist Hot Pick. His memorable compositions and emotive playing have been featured on The History Channel’s “Our Generation”, BBC World’s “Destination Music”, and PBS’ “RoadTrip Nation”.
As an educator, Cardine is known for his gentle yet thorough approach to shining light on musical mysteries, creating lots of “ahaaa” moments for his students. He has taught throughout the country, including: Resosummit, Rockygrass Academy, and the University of North Carolina Asheville, as well as internationally, in France, Canada and India.
As an innovator, he was recognized by music mogul, Moog Music, to help design their first electric slide guitar, which he debuted at Moogfest.
From a founding member of the internationally acclaimed, The Biscuit Burners, Cardine launched a prolific and sundry solo career alongside his dynamic collaborations, including: The Billy Sea, Acoustic Syndicate, North of Too Far Downs, Mary and William, Road Less Traveled Octet, The Bhattacharya Family, and RapidGrass.
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