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Country Music Hits the Evening Harvest Market Stage June 26th

Nashville Nobodies

Hayesville is in for a special treat June 26th at the Evening Harvest Farmers Market, on the square when the Nashville duo of Wesley Cash and Travis Bishop hit the stage. This country Acoustic Blues duo belt out foot tapping originals and country favorites alike. Leaving you wishing for more long after the performance is over.

Travis Bishop is a country music singer/songwriter from Louisville, Kentucky. Travis is country head to toe. His writing clings to the ways of the 80's and 90's music that he grew up on, with his own signature flair.  He's been playing gigs across the country for 4 years now. He has opened for major label artists like Ty England, Keith Anderson, and Toby Keith.  Travis is pursuing a career as a full time musician in Nashville, planning on recording a full-band album to hit this year.

Born in Elizabethtown Kentucky, Wesley Cash's musical influence comes from the likes of Dave Mathews Band , John Mayer, and Jason Mraz, “anyone who is ACTUALLY talented and puts real thought into what they write” he tells me. Wesley started at 8 years old playing fiddle in a bluegrass band. He was steeped deeply in his families gospel roots style as well allured by his classical Violin training. He spent his youth playing in nursing homes for the elderly every Sunday. “I will never forget what I was able to bring to those nursing homes we played,” Wesley told me, “what a powerful gift the gift of music was to those people.” He ventured from Violin to Saxophone to Bass and eventually guitar, harmonica and a little bit of percussion. He started writing at around 15 years old and like most young musicians he wrote about Love and high school crushes. He finally got serious about music around the age of 27 when he moved to Los Angeles and gigged around town for several months. That wet his palate to be successful in his career. After a short stint back in Kentucky, he found himself in Nashville trying to break into the scene. Look them up on Facebook or www.reverbnation.com

Other events in store at the Market June 26th Outdoor Adventures Day includes the Mountaineer Horse Club a Trout Unlimited, Appalachian Outfitters, the Wild Water Rafting Company and a cooking demonstration.

Susan Ward
Evening Harvest Productions


Mountain Wilderness Week Mushroom Logs, Smokey Bear and Johnny Scroggs

Johhny Scroggs

Local music hits the stage again this coming week, June 19th at the Evening Harvest Farmers Market with the Brasstown sounds of Johnny Scroggs. A native of Brasstown,NC Johnny learned to play guitar from some of our local celebrity musical talents, including Rob Tiger and Dave Peters of Irons in the Fire. Johnny has played shows all over the United States, including Bonaroo and other music festivals.

Inspired by Neil Young and folk rock of the 60s and 70s, Johnny Scroggs brings an eclectic style of music to the mountains. An experienced songwriter, he has been writing songs and music since 1991 and has written and produced hundreds of original songs. His original music is a delight to the ear and the heart, full of intricate guitar parts and thoughtful prose, with a haunting echo of the pains of youth while seeking maturity.

He studied sound engineering at Full Sail University and owns the recording studio, “Appalachian Sound Stage” at Creekside Plaza in Hayesville. He has recorded and produced his own music under his label SMC, since 2001. His skill in sound mixing is as accomplished as his writing, producing high quality tracks for himself and the local music industry. You will not be disappointed by music produced by Appalachian Sound. Johnny and his wife Zoe and new born son Abram reside in Warne, NC.

Other activities for the day at the market’s Mountain Wilderness Day is Smokey Bear, a mushroom log demo by Brothers On Farms, and much more. Lots of fresh produce should be coming in and we'll have our freezer stocked with fresh spring lamb. So come on out, bring a lawn chair, and be a part of the celebration.

Susan Ward Market Manager


Kids Week lot's of Activities & Local Music.

Acoustic Anonymous

Acoustic Anonymous brings a variety of musical styles to the square in Hayesville. The duo of Alan Fraser and Andy Ward will be performing at Thursday’s Evening Harvest Farmers Market June 12th.

Alan, a New Hampshire native and craftsman, brings his Yankee work ethic to his performances, Alan Fraser discovered his love for music after a high school music class that opened his ear for music and introduced him to his natural musicality. This led him to pick up a guitar and teach himself the fundamentals that would begin a lifetime relationship with the melding of his guitar and voice.

His music peregrinations have included the leading of a 3 piece acoustic rock band, the rhythm section of various blues bands and his current mode of expression as a solo acoustic performer. His smooth, soulful voice elicits comparisons to Cockburn and Costello. An amassed pop repertoire covering Springsteen to The Spinners is interspersed with his catch originals and affable manner with the audience.

An accommodating style has brought him success in intimate as well as stadium venues. He has sung the National Anthem at Fenway Park on two different occasions.

Al Fraser, or Alvis as he is fondly referred to by his fans, is a musician that likes to share his love of music with his audience.

Backing up Alan at the event is Andy Ward on his mandolin. Ward’s entertainment experience goes way back to a July fourth celebration in 1966 where he played rhythm guitar in his brother’s band. Through the years he performed with several bands. Then in 1975, after moving here from Denver, he began teaching guitar and banjo classes at Tri-County Community College in Murphy. This went on for 15 years. Most locals will recognized Andy as one of the musicians in the popular local group Knarley Fingers. He has been a staple to the local music industry entertaining us with his talent for years. Lately Wards has been focusing on mandolin as his primary instrument, accompanying anything from Bluegrass to Pop or Rock.

Together, Fraser and Ward will delight everyone who comes to listen. So bring a lawn chair and come on out for a relaxing evening of music and entertainment for “Kid's Week” at Evening Harvest Market. Other activities will be face painting, balloon sculptures, funnel cakes, fire safety trailer, and a cooking demo by Cathy Jones at 5p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m.


Ugly Trucks and Good Music. What more do you need in the mountains?

harmerd Brothers

The opening act from our first ever Evening Harvest Market, The Harmed Brothers, returns to the Hayesville Square June 5th.

Crafting their sound from Portland Oregon and now residing in Texas, the phrase often used when discussing a Harmed Brother's live event is an emotional roller coaster. Their loud, sweaty, romantic affairs are high on energy and rarely fail to leave an imprint on the memory. This is a group that believes in the old fashioned drive to succeed by getting in a van and crisscrossing the country or traveling abroad, making friends, gaining experience, growing closer and realizing that making music is a calling that they had no choice but to answer.

The fact that The Harmed Brothers haven’t achieved the popularity of, say, The Avett Brothers or The Lumineers remains as baffling as it is frustrating. Melding indie rock fervor with the intricate fretwork of bluegrass, the band steer their way through both genres without slowing and manage to come out on the other side with something unique and wholly their own.

Their newest, CD Better Days, showcases the band at the height of their powers as they immerse in blissful harmonies and their trademarked sound of banjo/guitar shuffling. The songs recall wistful romantic notions of times that are to be remembered kindly, but need to be closed if only for the sense of self preservation.

Ray Vietti likes to recall his early days with Alex Salcido with a sense of awe at what he perceives as his great fortune. “I know it sounds corny, but really we are from different places in life and from different places in the country and somehow these different worlds collided to make what we like to call ‘beautiful chaos’. It may of just been fate.” Thank you fate.

You don't want to this miss this band they only come through once a year and you'll be humming their original songs on the way home. This is what music is about. Their performance at the Evening Harvest Market on the Hayesville Square starts at 6pm June 5th, come early shop, bring your lawn chairs,and your ugly truck to win a trophy, or just enjoy the day on the Square visiting neighbors.

If you miss them there they will be at the Murphy Chevelles 66 the same night at 9pm. The Blue Otter restaurant in Hiawassee June 6th at 9pm. And you can catch them once again in Murphy at the Cherokee County Art Walk at 3pm and Doyle's Cedar Hill Restaurant at 9pm on Jun 7th. See you there!


Coming to the Evening Harvest Farmers Market May 29th Destitute Way.

Destitute Way

Destitute Way is a musical project that crosses multiple genres and playing styles, while maintaining soulful, heart-felt lyrics, and an alternative acoustic sound. 
With influences ranging from folk & Americana, to blues & jazz, with touch of classical - there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Justin Collins a Blairesville/Dahlonega native, grew up in a musical home.  His father, a traditional instrument maker, and grandfather have been performing and playing music their entire lives and helped teach Justin an appreciation and practice of folk and country music.  In time, he fell in love with the blues and hasn't looked back.

Joseph Hummel was born in a military home, he moved across the country at a very early age, developing a love for many different styles of music.  In admiration for his professional saxophone playing grandfather, Joseph took up classical piano at the age of 7.  Turning from classical composition to blues and folk in college, his musical style is varied by multiple genres.

Justin and Joseph met at a 'song writers showcase' at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, GA 2010, and instantly started writing and performing music together.  Traveling and developing their stage relationship, Destitute Way was formed as a cross between Justin's smooth voice and traditional instrumentation and Joseph's soulful lyricism.  Recently, Destitute Way has performed for sold out crowds at Smith's Olde Bar, The Red Clay Theater, The Crimson Moon and many, many more

Music Starts at 6pm on the Hayesville Square.



Hurricaine Creek

The Evening Harvest Farmers Market Grand Opening, on the Historic Hayesville Square, will be rocking May 22nd with the Highlands NC band, Hurricane Creek.

Hurricane Creek has been performing together for over 17 years and continues to grow in popularity as a premiere live musical group. The four members in the band each have numerous years of professional performance experience and together they’ve crafted their sound to cater to a wide variety of live music venues large and small.

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this group is a departure from the bluegrass and old time music that is the local staple here. They thrive on offering powerful rock and blues sound with undertones of new country creating an irresistible fun roadhouse feel. When you add their four part harmonies you now have the original Hurricane Creek sound with “mountain” style originals that they have become fondly known for.

The band also performs an alternative yet familiar set of classic rock, and country. From the Beatles to Van Morrison, Albert King to Steppenwolf, Kenny Chesney to Delbert McClinton This group has a little something for everyone. To find out more about Hurricane Creek go to their website www.hurricanecreekband.com.

The Evening Harvest Market hours are 4 pm to 8pm every Thursday evening on the Hayesville Square staring May 22nd and going through Sept. 25th The Grand Opening event will include a radio remote giveaways with 95.1 and Steven Phillips; face painting by Kira; Rick's Kettle Corn; a cooking demo by Kat's Catering starting at 5 pm; and the band Hurricane Creek starts at 6 pm. Come on out support our local farmers and enjoy the opening night of the festival season in downtown Hayesville. Coming up May 29th is Fitness Day with the Spikebuck 5-K run and the band Destitute Way.

For more information call 828-508-0812 or
Email: marketmanager@eveningharvestmarket.com