Your family-friendly neighborhood public house & listening room

Zero-waste Taproom and Bottle Shop:  Over 150 beverages, alcoholic & non-alcoholic.  Live music every day.

We are an employee-owned cooperative & living wage certified.

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Join us for a special evening of music with Alma Russ who will be performing solo at the Canteen while Owen is out of town.

Alma (say it like “Alamo”) lives in Mill Spring, NC when she’s not on the road. She plays patchwork music: traditional country, Americana, and Appalachian roots sewn together to make something unique.

As a child, she fell in love with classic country, along with Appalachian culture and music, and started learning historic Scotch-Irish murder ballads, and took up fiddle at 12. Banjo and guitar followed, and then she made friends with a hobo who taught her to write songs, so that’s what she keeps doing. Music has taken her lots of places, from the hometown bars, to church, to the highway. She spent a while performing as an entertainer on the passenger train in Bryson City, NC, and once she wound up getting 3 yeses from ABC’s American Idol Judges on Season 1 and being sent to Hollywood, CA. She recently recorded a critically acclaimed album in an abandoned church in the West Texas desert.

Her influences include John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams, Bobby Gentry, Allison Krauss, Dolly Parton, among others.

Check out more about Alma and listen to music on her website:

We will be hosting a potluck dinner this evening.  Please bring a non-disposable place setting and a covered dish.  If you don’t have food to bring for any reason, we are happy to feed you.  We are a pack it in, pack it out public house and ask you take everything you bring in, out with you.  Many thanks.