“Downstairs from the bookstore, acoustic duo Liz and A.J. Nance are tucked in the back of the café, which is bustling with college students, young families and baby boomers. Some have microbrews in-hand, while others go for a subtle glass of wine to tie a bow on a cozy evening. It’s cold outside, with crisp air coating the town. Windows are foggy from the outside, as warm souls inhabit within. “It’s very laid back here — the people relax, listen and are respectful of the musicians,” Liz said. “I’m always surprised by how diverse the music is in Sylva. There’s something for everybody. You can hop around pretty easily and catch other shows in town.” Liz straps her guitar back on, sliding into the second set. A few tables down, Sylva resident Gary Montanari is enjoying an evening out with his wife, who’s celebrating her birthday. Guitar notes waft through the room, ricocheting around and falling into receptive ears. . . . . .(follow link to read full article) ”
“Y’all need to get your dancin’ shoes on and get ready to party Friday, Aug. 31 in Rutledge at 7 p.m. ‘cause the Rutledge Merchants Association is hostin’ a dinner concert in the city park! I can’t wait! Your favorite restaurants The Caboose and Yesterday’s Café are gonna provide some fantastic food too! Tables are available with menus so that you can order your faves from both establishments! Now that’s what I call a Dream Supper! Honey all you’ve gotta do is bring your table linens and table décor but you won’t need china or utensils! Hey and the entertainment is gonna rock you into next week! I’m takin’ none other than Liz and AJ Nance, a folk singin’ due that’s comin’ to Rutledge from way up yonder in North Carolina! So mark your calendars y’all and be there in Rutledge on August 31!”
"Local mainstays, Liz & Aj, have proven that talent, patience and persistence can pay off, because they've been consistently putting on the best music shows in the area. Whether they're performing their own songs, or putting a twist on a folk or rock cover tune, they always put their unique stamp on everything they do."