|Location:||Highland Brewing Company Tasting Room|
|When:||Friday, March 29th, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Tasting Room Hours:||Open 4-8pm, Music 6-8pm FREE|
Come celebrate the "Love of Beer and Mountains" with Highland Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife for the release of the seasonal Little Hump Spring Ale, named for Little Hump Mountain in the Highlands of Roan. Help us protect the world's oldest mountains by raising awareness and raising a pint in honor of all the hard work that these organizations do throughout the year protecting land, clean water and conserving unique plant life and animal habitat. A percentage of proceeds from the beer sales of the evening will be going towards protecting the beautiful mountains around us. For more information on how you can get involved, click here.
Little Hump - This peak is over 5,400 feet in elevation and is one of many peaks found in the area along the North Carolina-Tennessee border known as the Roan Massif, or Roan Mountain. The area, in Mitchell County, NC, and Carter County, TN is one of the most biodiverse areas of the southern Appalachians and was once considered for national park status. It’s home to rare habitats such as spruce-fir forests and grassy balds, and a number of rare plants and animals, including the spruce-fir moss spider, an endangered species that is the world’s smallest tarantula. SAHC will be leading a hike up Little Hump on Saturday, May 18th. This hike is FREE! Usually $10.00 for non-SAHC members. Please RSVP to Rich Pryer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Music by - "Leigh Glass & The Hazards"
The best compliment songwriter and front woman, Leigh Glass, has ever received was when a fan approached her after a show and said,”Your music makes me wanna go home and make love to my husband.” The bluesy songstress and her band, the Hazards, play their own gutsy, charismatic style of rock and roll. The songs are original and the live show is sweaty, passionate, funny, and engaging.
“I tell people, if you sit in the front row ,you're gonna get (accidentally) spit on!”
With deep roots in Western North Carolina - - her family is from Bethel (Cold Mountain) in Haywood County -- she proudly notes her musical pedigree. "My great aunts and uncles and my grandfather were big-time bluegrassers.”
Her 2010 album, The Drone, made the top 20 on WNCW. She has recorded with engineer/producer Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen Band) and Chip Martin of Nashville, TN. Glass is currently recording a new album and continually plays live- solo, and with her band.
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