Anya Hinkle & Tellico is a wedding musical ensemble operating out of Asheville, North Carolina. This classic Appalachian string band provides the perfect soundtrack to North Carolina weddings. They are led by Anya, an award-winning singer-songwriter who has years of experience performing to hundreds of captivated audiences both at home and abroad. Specializing in traditional bluegrass, country, and old-time music, this talented group is ready to make every stage of your once-in-a-lifetime celebration sound sensational.
Anya Hinkle & Tellico are ready to give your guests an unforgettable show full of North Carolina charm. Offering an extensive repertoire of songs to choose from, they will customize their performance to fully suit your needs and desires. They are available as a stripped-back acoustic outfit for your cocktail hour and a full electrified band for your fun-filled reception. As accomplished musicians, they are also ready to learn any special requests you may have, for a fully-personalized musical experience.
27 Reviews for Anya Hinkle & Tellico
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Abby Sachs · Married on 10/26/2019
Last minute decision to hire a band was the best wedding decision we made!
Tellico performed at our wedding on 10/26/19! We had originally planned on using a DJ or even just having a playlist that someone plugged into a speaker. We attended a wedding one-month prior to ours that had a great band and having live music truly amplified the entire experience. With a little room left in our budget, we decided we would look around to see if there was anyone open on our date. We found Tellico through google searches. All of their stellar reviews plus their recording samples made us decide to book them for the entire wedding. It was the best decision we made! Anya was so sweet and helpful (not to mention talented) in helping us put everything together in just a few weeks. She had such a warm persona that I asked her to have some champagne in our getting ready room! The most important part though is the music and they were truly amazing! I was worried we didn't really have a dancing crowd but it turns out everyone REALLY danced. It definitely would not have been the same without Tellico. Our guests are still raving about them! I really don't think our wedding would have been as special without them!Sent on 12/04/2019
Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:Your wedding was such a blast! Thank you for sharing your day with us! Y'all burned the barn down with your dancing! Thank you for welcoming us into your circle.
Kristin · Married on 10/13/2019
Tellico is a true gem
What a treat it was to have Tellico during our cocktail hour. Tellico’s bluegrass/folk vibes complimented the mountain views at our venue just perfectly. They are absolutely unique and will add a special experience to any event. I absolutely loved them, and so did our guests! Anya was delightful and quick to respond to emails. You won’t regret the decision to hire Tellico.Sent on 11/13/2019
Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:You guys put on a first class event and we were honored to be a part of it! So great making contact with you and thank you for keeping in touch, all best with your music!
Jeremy Konar · Married on 05/26/2019
The perfect soundtrack to a wedding in the mountains
Anya and her band honestly had a huge part in making our perfect wedding visions a reality. I found Tellico online and liked their music, and one conversation on the phone with Anya put me at ease immediately, and we hired her to perform at our ceremony and cocktail hour. Anya had worked at our venue near Asheville before and it was evident that the staff there REALLY enjoyed working with her, which is always a good sign. Our conversations leading up to the event were great, especially since we weren't always super clear about we wanted - she gave us lots of options and samples to hear. Most impressively, we asked Anya and her band to learn a traditional Jewish piece for our wedding, which she was game to tackle and carried out with great fidelity. We had a very impressive, very theatrical, very good wedding band play our reception, but I thought (and everybody else's comments confirmed to me) that Anya and Tellico were superb artists who set the mood perfectly for the ceremony and the evening. They understood what we needed and made it happen with a minimum of fuss. They played a number of pieces acoustically for our procession (Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You" being a notable highlight, which we had never heard before it was suggested by Anya) before moving and plugging in for the happy hour. In a process that is unavoidably hectic and stressful, working with Anya and Tellico just felt like something that was "taken care of" from the start - I never once felt worried they wouldn't deliver exactly what we were hoping for. If you want something folksy (but elevated), sincere and fun, and especially if you want to capture some of the spirit of the mountains, definitely call Anya and Tellico. We ended up including copies of their most recent album in thank-you gifts and have been really, really trying to see them play again in the area but it just hasn't worked out yet. We listen to their music when we want to relive our wedding, and we think you will, too!Sent on 07/28/2020
Anya Hinkle & Tellico's reply:I’ll never forget the special day at the Farm, you both created a special feeling on that beautiful day. Hope things have been good for you both since then and you’re growing a great garden!
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As a wedding officiant, I have lots of experience with wedding musicians and I was quite impressed with Tellico's level of talent and professionalism. They really have that authentic bluegrass sound dialed in, plus the sound quality, levels, and dynamics were spot on. I will certainly be recommending them to all of my clients who are looking for some top-notch mountain music!
Tellico is so amazing! They are very professional and I love their music... it's perfect for a mountain wedding!!! :)