Flynn's new album is as much a relevant commentary on the current national and global upheaval that we humans find ourselves in as it is a personal statement about rooting down in small mountain town.
The first lineup announcement will come at International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass festivities in Raleigh in late September.
Also, Bela Fleck will hold his first-ever banjo camp in the mountains, Toubab Krewe prepares to launch a new album and tour, and much more.
It all starts on July Fourth weekend out at Warren Wilson College.
Asheville musicians Akira Satake and Anya Hinkle will open for Japan's Pirates Canoe. The shows include a sake tasting.
Earle plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. In a recent interview, he talks about banjo-toting carpetbaggers, spotting a little light at the end of the tunnel and more.