Features

Once a month, we publish an in-depth interview between Floyd Strange and a unique, innovative artist on the rise— musicians, painters, poets, and more speak on their craft, the creative process, present and future work, and how they got their start.

 
 
credit: Kimberly Boss

credit: Kimberly Boss

Magus Vaughn

WITH A VOICE LIKE AGED HONEY, Magus Vaughn has come into his own as a frontman and songwriter to be reckoned with. Just a few years after disbanding his group, now-local-legends The Comet Conductors, he decided to return to the stage and to the studio with a fresh outlook on life, and songs to bear it…

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credit: Victoria Kelly

49 Winchester

49 WINCHESTER CANNOT BE TIED DOWN. Six years after their inception, the Castlewood, VA quintet are no longer “the new kids on the block”, and have inspired a wave of young bands in their region with their seamless fusion of rock&roll, country, and blues, and with their infallible DIY approach to everything surrounding their music…

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credit: Johnson City Aerial Photography

Jake Quillin

“BAPTIZED IN THE SOUND”, as Jake Quillin says, is a good way to describe his approach to making music. A man with a depth of feeling and emotion well beyond his years, he infuses both a sense of melancholy and a swell of joy into every note he sings or squeezes from his guitar. Now a widely accomplished singer and songwriter with an ever-expanding fan base, Quillin says he would have taken the same route to get to this place every time…

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Mike Christopher

ASHEVILLE FILM PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE CHRISTOPHER aims to evoke raw feeling and emotion in his moody and often haunting photographs. A devotee of the Polaroid SX-70, he works exclusively in natural light and attempts to find something magical and permanent in every moment he chooses to capture…

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credit: Mike Christopher


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credit: Megan G. King

Megan G. King

IN OUR LATEST FEATURE, we dig into the work of Megan G. King, an East Tennessean photographer and visual artist currently pursuing a Masters degree at Syracuse University. A curious and passionately hard-working artist, King has years of experience in Studio Art and Photography, taking part in a multitude of group shows and hosting solo exhibitions across the country…

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Elena Corradino

ELENA CORRADINO'S ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST WORKS are truly something to behold. Often working in acrylic, alcohol inks, and other mixed media, she combines years of traditional illustration experience with a loose and free painting style that yields stunning, sometimes dreamlike, psychedelic results…

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credit: Elena Corradino

credit: Elena Corradino


credit: Thong Fungus

credit: Thong Fungus

Thong Fungus

IT'S A TOUGH THING TO DESCRIBE the pair of mercurial artists who greeted me in homemade masks at their modest studio in the backwoods of Northeast Tennessee back in May. It’s an even tougher thing to describe what exactly they create in that space, which is filled to the absolute brim with magazines, empty bottles, paint cans, a salvaged road sign, confetti, spools of wire, and lots and lots of glue…

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