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Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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Image from the Echo Mountain Studios website

Here’s the announcement from the Echo Mountain Studios Facebook page:

So excited and honored to say that we were a part of recording 3 Grammy nominated records!! Here’s to hoping that Zac Brown BandThe Avett Brothers, and Steep Canyon Rangers all win!!!!!

The low-profile but high-impact Echo Mountain Studios is a downtown recording studio that’s Asheville’s connection to some serious players in the music industry. As well as the recent making of records from the three bands above, it’s also hosted Daytrotter, Ben Sollee, T-Bone Burnett, Dawes, G. Love, Justin Townes Earle, Steve Martin, Band of Horses and more.

Asheville band Steep Canyon Rangers is nominated for its record Nobody Knows You as Best Bluegrass Album. The band won a Grammy in 2012 for Rare Bird Alert, recorded with frequent collaborator Steve Martin (yes, THAT Steve Martin), a part-time WNC resident with a home in Brevard.

The Avetts‘ The Carpenter was nominated for Best Americana Album. The Carpenter was recently called one of the 50 best albums of the year by no less than Rolling Stone.

The Zac Brown Band’s release Uncaged is nominated for Best Country Album.

You can actually get a good look at the interior of Echo Mountain in this Zac Brown band video for “The Wind,” a single from its Grammy-nominated record.

Congratulations also to Steve, Jessica and everyone at Echo Mountain for bringing a little piece of Nashville to Asheville and enticing great bands to record here, as well as providing an affordable professional recording space for the musicians of the local scene.

Well done, all, and here’s to many more Grammy nominations for local bands and records recorded here in Asheville.

The Grammys are February 10. Asheville, you know who to root for.

Echo Mountain on Facebook

Echo Mountain website

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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