|Cullowhee is the name of the small town in North Carolina that's the
home of Western Carolina University. It's also the name chosen by a
group of musicians who started a band there in 1974.|
The band lasted until 1985. Starting as a trio, Edwards, Clark, and
Flynn, the band grew to six pieces and created a musical sound they
called "Mountain Rock" - a combination of folk, country, gospel, pop and
rock. They were "Americana" before there WAS "Americana."
Each band member wrote songs encompassing styles including pop, rock,
country, folk, jazz, reggae, and other styles, and played a multitude of
musical instruments. Every set featured segments by each member - a
show within a show. The mixture of personality, music, comedy, and
sincerity made a connection with many audiences.
Cullowhee lives on through the music and love of their fans.