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Tellico climbs to the top of Folk DJ Chart

Tellico’s honest, heartfelt songwriting on their newest album Woven Waters is capturing the attention of folk radio DJs and listeners, quickly propelling them to the top of the Folk DJ charts.

Within a month of Woven Waters’ release, the Asheville, NC-based band debuted as the No. 1 Artist in November and also had the No. 2 Album of the Month and the No. 1 Song of the Month with “Courage For The Morning.” The group had a second single, “Like November” reach No. 6 on the monthly song chart as well.

“We are pleased as punch that folks like it,” says Greg “Stig” Stiglets, bass and vocals for Tellico. “We are looking forward to bringing it to more live settings in the coming year!” 

The Folk DJ chart, supported by Folk Alliance International,
is the only chart based off radio show playlists from radio DJs in the
United States and overseas. The rankings reflect 13,430 plays from 524
playlists from 137 Folk DJs and show artists’ reach and influence in the
genre.

“The
incredible reception we have gotten with this album is a real
affirmation of all the hard work we’ve all put into the project,
including our producer John Doyle, our engineer David Arnold, our label Organic Records and our radio publicist Kari Estrin,” says Anya Hinkle,
vocalist and guitarist. “There are a lot of demons to throw off every
day and knowing that people care about what you do really helps keep you
going and focused on the work ahead. The amazing support is really
motivating for our upcoming touring and recording, and it really helps
set the stage for all that we would like to do in future.”

Tellico will be celebrating Woven Waters with an album release show featuring John Doyle on Jan. 18 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, with more dates to follow. 

Listen to Woven Waters HERE.

About Tellico

At Tellico’s core is the voice and guitar of Anya Hinkle, evoking tones
of Gillian Welch. Her sound is rooted in the mountains of her native
southwestern Virginia, but seasoned by travels across the world. With
arresting honesty, her singing and songwriting comes from the heart. The
foil to Hinkle can be found in fellow songwriter, vocalist, bass and
harmonica player, Greg “Stig” Stiglets. Inspired from the stories and
events of daily life, his attention to melody and groove help to further
showcase the instrumental prowess of the band.

Both
Aaron Ballance (dobro, lap steel, pedal steel) and Jed Willis
(mandolin, clawhammer banjo, electric guitar) hail from central North
Carolina. The state itself provides its own conservatory for study, and
its students learn from first generation roots music pioneers as well as
serious students of the genre in the classrooms of jams, bands and
festivals.

These four musicians deepen their awareness each year of the synergy
among them while eyeing terrain that is yet uncovered. From their
converged paths emerges a sound that has gelled over more than a decade
of collaboration. Their freshman effort Relics and Roses was
well-received, gathering accolades from tastemakers and earning them
stage appearances at the country’s most prestigious festivals
(MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival)
Tellico continues to grow as national touring artists bringing their
ever expanding roots sound to an ever growing audience.

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