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Dave Desmelik: Music as Time Machine

Dave Desmelik ruminates upon the months on The Calendar Album Western North Carolina singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik has released more than a dozen albums, beginning in the late ‘90s and continuing to present day. But his latest project – a long-gestating one – is especially noteworthy. As its title suggests, The Calendar Album is a collection

New Releases from Asheville-based Artists

Three new record releases from Western North Carolina artists explore different musical styles, but they all share a focus on themes of love and optimism. Tellico – Woven Waters For its second album, Asheville folk/bluegrass band Tellico – formed by former members of Dehlia Low – weighs in on world events. The album’s centerpiece is

Album Review: Nolan McKelvey & Dave Desmelik – ‘Where it Takes Us’

In an era when recordings artists routinely go years between album releases, Brevard singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik is an outlier. Since Move On, his 1999 solo debut, Desmelik has released no less than 11 records under his own name; his most recent was 2016’s Lifeboat. But Desmelik’s recording career was already well under way when he