CHALWA High Country Reggae

chalwaSince 2006 CHALWA has been jamming its brand of high country reggae across North Carolina and Jamaica. Playing as many nights as their wives allow, they are one of the hardest working bands around. Which is somewhat ironic, as their melodic sounds sooth the soul. Its lots of fun, and we were lucky to chat with CHALWA members Dennis Berndt, Timothy Marsh, and Nethali Percival, just moments before they had to jump on stage at Southern Appalachian Brewery for yet another epic performance. Kensman Jonathan Ayers (Stagshead Brewing) and Brewpon Tommy Green facilitate the conversation.

Morgana Magdalene Burlesque

morgana magdaleneLocal Burlesque performer Morgana Magdalene sits down on us (wishful thinking), rather with us, at THE BLOCK off Biltmore for discussion on the art form, distinguishing it from stripping. A new generation nostalgic for the spectacle and glamour of the old times has been determined to bring burlesque back, and we have a thriving scene here in Asheville. We don't care what you call it, as hot as Morgana is, we approve of her undressing. Crowler Chris Power, Busker Matt Ryan, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up with burlesque performer Morgana Magdalene.... ITS HOT!

Doug Fine: HempX Asheville at Highland Brewing

doug-fineDoug Fine is an American author, journalist, humorist, and goat herder. He has been a freelance journalist for such organizations as the Washington Post, Salon, U.S. News and World Report, Sierra, Wired, Outside, National Public Radio, and many other venues. His investigative reporting has taken him to five continents, often to remote locations like Burma, Rwanda, Laos, Guatemala and Tajikistan. One of his dispatches, on Burmese democracy efforts, was read into the Congressional Record. Fine won numerous awards for his radio reporting from rural Alaska before he moved to New Mexico. He joins us at Highland Brewing for HempX Asheville where good vibes and times were pervasive. David Newsom from Palmetto Harmony, Asheville Busker Matt Ryans, Tennessee Tebow, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up together.

Treating ADHD with Cannabis Oil

legalize-cbd-oilDavid Newsom of Palmetto Harmony enlightens us in episode #0029 at THE BLOCK off Biltmore for Hemp Wednesdays. The miracle medicine Cannabidiol (CBD) is celebrated with an event hosted by The Brians, Brian Bullman and Brian Morris, of Carolina Hemp Company. Busker Matt Ryans joins us, helping host Tommy Green to stay on track. Tommy's ADHD makes it very challenging for him to host a podcast.

Legalize Weed in North Carolina Now

legalize-marijuana-North-CarolinaCarolina Hemp Company's Brian Bullman and Brian Morris (The Brians) join us in the old YMI building, home to Community is Brewing, for episode #0019.

Cannabis has “blazed” a trail into the national spotlight thanks to the legalization battle and provocative new studies on its health benefits. Mounds of research and media events like Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special Report WEED have shed light on cannabis’s potential to treat cancer, seizures, multiple sclerosis (MS), glaucoma, pain and other ailments. However, the entire conversation still revolves around marijuana, the high-THC strain of cannabis that makes you “high.” Little attention has been paid to hemp, the low-THC, high-cannabidiol (CBD) strain that not only has substantial health benefits, but also has enormous potential to benefit our environment.