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Marcus King recently headlined the Ryman Auditorium. His opener, Ashland Craft, grew up 20 minutes away from him in Piedmont, South Carolina.Though they never crossed life paths until pairing for the 2021 release of "Highway Like Me," they share the same roots in bluesy, classic rock-fueled, honky-tonk beloved music that bleeds with authentic country informed by the genre's folksy roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains."Ashland needs a guitar and her voice, not even a microphone," King says. "...
Marcus King recently headlined the Ryman Auditorium. His opener, Ashland Craft, grew up 20 minutes away from him in Piedmont, South Carolina.
Though they never crossed life paths until pairing for the 2021 release of "Highway Like Me," they share the same roots in bluesy, classic rock-fueled, honky-tonk beloved music that bleeds with authentic country informed by the genre's folksy roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
"Ashland needs a guitar and her voice, not even a microphone," King says. "She's quite possibly my favorite modern country vocalist."
King's love of Craft's voice is a profound statement. The Grammy-nominated Greenville, South Carolina, native has spent much of the past three years opening for Chris Stapleton. He also cites Duane Allman, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Albert King and B.B. King as influences.
To make a simple allegory, Craft's 13-month-old album "Travelin' Kind" gave a growing multitude of predominantly female country music fans an unexpected introduction to a blend of bittersweet psychedelic blues and warm folk rock that aims to fall somewhere between Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt.
In March, Craft joined Hardy onstage at Bridgestone Arena to sing Lauren Alaina's vocal parts on Billboard No. 1 hit "One Beer." Six months later, she's at the Ryman, backstage, fresh from opening for King and seated under a portrait of Hank Williams.
The road from her wild roots playing in the house band at Wendell's Dippin Branch bar in Anderson, South Carolina, to country music's Mother Church resonates differently when Craft realizes she's literally sitting under Williams.
"Getting people to care about the music, just like Hank, that's the 'Honkytonk Blues,' I guess," she says.
Though she's sitting in one of music's most legendary venues, some things have changed for her since leaving South Carolina, including success on "The Voice" five years ago and signing with Big Loud Records in 2020.
She's cognizant now of the resilience borne of surviving the "hustle and bustle" of frequent touring that's required to excel in mainstream country music.
Craft is at her most comfortable on the road creating as many organic connections as possible to songs like "I Smoke Weed," her jaunty, sing-a-long Hixtape collaboration with "musical heroes" the Brothers Osborne, as well as the lovelorn ballad "Make It Past Georgia."
Love for the latter is "exactly what I wanted," she says. The ballad tells a bittersweet tale of the constant heartbreak associated with balancing musical aspirations, the need for love, and the inability to accept the frailties of potential partners.
"Sometimes, great guys can't get themselves together long enough to be in a long-term relationship," says Craft. "Relationships still teach life lessons, though. Life is a road map; sometimes you want to turn back around and think you can't make it past someone, but you do."
She describes her live set as fun and interactive, which has yielded what she describes as a "fruitful outcome" in the form of a significant boost in social media fandom and streaming plays. In addition, a song like the album cut "Leaving You Again" has grown in popularity because it is one of her favorites to play live.
"When I sing ['Leaving You Again'] live, it speaks well to my story and showcases my musical inspirations," she says. "I'm thankful for how it's connected with the fans and gave them a greater sense of what I want to contribute to country music."
Craft's desire to mimic Joplin's willingness to "be herself and live life freely" takes greater shape before she hits the stage at the Ryman. Late on a Friday afternoon at East Nashville's Black Shag Vintage clothier, the singer-songwriter is surrounded by fringed stage wear, bold turquoise and silver squash blossom necklaces, vintage silver rings, leather cowboy boots, and other remnants of yesteryear.
But Craft is picking through vintage patches.
"I want to wear these pants onstage that have patches everywhere," she says.
Having seen success with her debut album, she's primarily begun figuring out her sound. Now, feeling more secure in herself as a mainstream artist on the rise, she's slowly putting together her onstage presentation. She's a mess of constant giggles and smiles while trying on a tiger-striped '80s shoulder-padded blouse, and her jaw dropped when examining a pair of multicolored, 60-year-old, custom-made, stacked-heel boots.
"Gosh, I love those, but I played softball in high school," she says. "My calves are still all muscle. There's no way they'll fit."
She's at a place as an artist and creator where first-world problems solved by whimsical happenstance are as commonplace as hard questions of how to make enough time off the road to write or record material while also doing multiple loads of laundry.
But, she notes, as long as she keeps things simple, she'll excel.
Craft will be an artist whose success – much like King's – will likely come from crafting albums able to withstand innumerable live gigs and festival performances in front of a dizzyingly diverse array of fans.
Preparing to head back into the studio for album No. 2 this winter, she's evolved her thinking about how she will excel as a potential star.
"It's not about singing the highest, biggest notes anymore," she says. "I have to deliver the best performance possible nightly. Being conscious about how I write and record this album is very important, and I intend to do that.
"I'm just a girl who loves the simple things in life and wants to use my musical career to strive to be a better person."
‘The Game’ has been going on for more than 100 years. Considered one of the oldest rivalries in college football, Randolph-Macon College will visit Prince Edward County this weekend, as the Yellow Jackets take on Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC).This year, it’s a battle of two teams on the rise. The host Tigers are 5-4 overall, 4-2 (T-3rd) in the ODAC. Meanwhile, the visiting Yellow Jackets are unbeaten at 9-0 overall, 6-0 (1st) in the ODAC. It’s the 127th edition of ‘The Game’ as wel...
‘The Game’ has been going on for more than 100 years. Considered one of the oldest rivalries in college football, Randolph-Macon College will visit Prince Edward County this weekend, as the Yellow Jackets take on Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC).
This year, it’s a battle of two teams on the rise. The host Tigers are 5-4 overall, 4-2 (T-3rd) in the ODAC. Meanwhile, the visiting Yellow Jackets are unbeaten at 9-0 overall, 6-0 (1st) in the ODAC. It’s the 127th edition of ‘The Game’ as well as Senior Day for Hampden-Sydney. This is a game still considered the Oldest Small School Rivalry in the South.
It’s also a chance to bounce back for the Tigers. Hampden-Sydney is coming off a 23-7 loss on the road at Shenandoah University Nov. 5. R-MC enjoyed a 52-10 home win past Ferrum College on Nov. 5 in Ashland, the ninth consecutive win by the Yellow Jackets this season. It’s also Senior Day for H-SC and 14 outstanding young men will be recognized during a special pregame ceremony.
H-SC leads the all-time series against R-MC, 60-55-11. The Yellow Jackets, however, have won eight-straight and 10 of the last 11 games played between the two storied programs, including a 37-14 home win past the Tigers last Nov. 13, 2021 in Ashland.
H-SC is 10-12 against R-MC under 23rd-year head coach Marty Favret, who won nine of the first 11 games he coached in the rivalry — including seven-straight wins from 2001-07. The Tigers’ last win in the series was in 2013, a 28-26 road win in Ashland, while H-SC’s last home win in the series was in 2010, a 31-28 victory at Everett Stadium.
The archrivals first met on the gridiron in 1893, as R-MC won that first meeting, 12-6, in the Tigers’ second year as a program. H-SC, however, returned the favor in 1896 with a 24-0 shutout victory.
The longest win-streak in the series is eight, accomplished by each team once: first by H-SC from 1917-23, while playing twice during both 1917 and 1919, and currently by R-MC since 2014.
H-SC has the fifth-ranked passing offense in NCAA Division III (325.9), and is led offensively by fifth-year quarterback and second-year team captain Tanner Bernard. Bernard has passed for 2,283 yards (184-279-3) and 20 touchdowns in seven games, adding three touchdowns on the ground, as well. Bernard did not play vs. Greensboro (9/17) or Shenandoah (11/5), and was out for the second half vs. Guilford (10/29), all due to injury. Junior quarterback Andrew Puccinelli has passed for 646 yards (66-94-2) and six touchdowns in three games, adding one touchdown on the ground.
The running game features junior running back Melik Frost, who has rushed for 852 yards on 188 attempts (4.5) and 11 touchdowns, adding 236 yards receiving on 25 catches and one touchdown.
Sophomore wide receiver Austin Fernandez has led the receiving unit with 769 yards receiving on 59 receptions and six touchdowns. Freshman wide receiver Mason Cunningham adds 618 yards receiving on 53 receptions and six touchdowns, while senior tight end David Byler has 525 yards receiving on 47 catches and six touchdowns, and junior wide receiver Jamahdia Whitby has 303 yards receiving on 26 catches and six touchdowns.
Junior safety Will Pickren leads the Tigers on defense with 108 total tackles, including five tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble, three pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one blocked PAT kick. Junior safety James-Ryan Salvi has 80 total tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and seven pass breakups. Also, junior linebackers Dorian Green and Jaylin Jones add 58 and 54 total tackles, respectively, including 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups and three quarterback hurries by Green, and 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry by Jones.
R-MC has the 10th-ranked rushing offense in Division III (264.3), and is expected to be led offensively by junior quarterback Drew Campanale, senior quarterback Andrew Ihle, senior running back Nick Hale, junior running back Kwesi Clarke, along with senior wide receiver David Wallis.
Campanale has passed for 1,812 yards (122-152-2) and 19 touchdowns, adding four touchdowns on the ground, as well, while Ihle has passed for 145 yards (10-15-0) and one touchdown, adding 358 yards rushing on 63 attempts (5.7) and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Hale has rushed for 572 yards on 98 attempts (5.8) and eight touchdowns, while Clarke has rushed for 736 yards on 108 attempts (6.8) and six touchdowns. Wallis has 880 yards receiving on 34 receptions and 10 touchdowns.
Senior safety Cade Jones has led the Yellow Jackets on defense with 42 total tackles, including one tackle for loss, two interceptions and five pass breakups. Junior linebacker Jackson Deaver has 35 total tackles, including six tackles for loss, three sacks and one pass breakup.
‘The Game’ will take place this Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. on Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.
The regular season finale can be heard locally on WVHL, Kickin’ Country 92.9 FM and will also be available worldwide on the Internet at wvhl.net or via the TuneIn Radio App, while available to watch as well on the Tiger Sports Network live video stream at hscathletics.com, pregame airing at 12:30 p.m.
Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) 24th-year head football coach Marty Favret has announced his program’s upcoming 2023 schedule. That includes seven Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) games, four at home, and culminates with the 128th Edition of “The Game” on the road at archrival Randolph-Macon College. Overall, the Tigers will play six of 10 regular season contests at home-beginning with Wabash (IN) College in The Gentlemen’s Classic on Saturday, September 2, at 1 p.m. on Fulton Field at Lewis C. ...
Hampden-Sydney College (H-SC) 24th-year head football coach Marty Favret has announced his program’s upcoming 2023 schedule. That includes seven Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) games, four at home, and culminates with the 128th Edition of “The Game” on the road at archrival Randolph-Macon College. Overall, the Tigers will play six of 10 regular season contests at home-beginning with Wabash (IN) College in The Gentlemen’s Classic on Saturday, September 2, at 1 p.m. on Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium.
“With 44 upperclassmen returning, this will be our most experienced team in a decade,” said Favret. “We look forward to the challenging slate of games we face this fall.”
H-SC opens the campaign at home in non-conference action against Wabash in The Gentlemen’s Classic, which began in 2014. The Little Giants have won each of the three previous games in the series, including a high-scoring 52-48 win last Sept. 3 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Wabash finished 2022 at 7-3 overall, 6-2 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Wabash and H-SC are two of three remaining all-male, four-year schools in the country.
The Tigers remain home in week two during Hall of Fame Weekend for another non-conference game against Brevard (NC) College on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m. at Everett Stadium. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The Tornados finished 2022 at 5-5 overall, 5-2 in the USA South Athletic Conference. The College will induct the Hall of Fame Class of 2023 the night before, and the special group of inductees will also be recognized at halftime.
H-SC goes on the road for the first time in week three for its third consecutive non-conference game to open the slate at Greensboro (NC) College on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Pride finished 2022 at 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the USA South, including a 70-28 road loss at H-SC last Sept. 17.
GOING THROUGH THE SECOND HALF OF THE SCHEDULE
The Tigers will enjoy their bye in week four (Sept. 23), as week five begins the first of seven-straight ODAC games-starting at home against Bridgewater College on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at Everett Stadium. The Eagles finished 2022 at 9-2 overall, 6-1 in the ODAC, including a 27-17 home win past H-SC last October 1.
The Garnet and Grey remain home in week six during Friends and Family Weekend against ODAC member Ferrum College on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at Everett Stadium. The Panthers finished 2022 at 1-9 overall, 1-6 in the ODAC, including a 35-16 home loss to H-SC last Oct. 8.
H-SC is back on the road in week seven at Averett University on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Danville. The Cougars finished 2022 at 3-7 overall, 1-6 in the ODAC, including a 37-26 road loss at H-SC last Oct. 15.
The Tigers return home in week eight during Homecoming Weekend against ODAC member Washington and Lee University on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at Everett Stadium. The Generals finished 2022 at 5-5 overall, 3-4 in the ODAC, including a 44-43 overtime home loss to H-SC last Oct. 22. It will also be Team Hall of Fame Weekend as an initial class of five teams will be inducted the night before, while recognized at halftime, as well.
H-SC is back on the road in week nine at ODAC member Guilford (NC) College on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. in Greensboro. The Quakers finished 2022 at 2-8 overall, 1-6 in the ODAC, including a 28-21 road loss at H-SC last Oct. 29.
The Tigers are back at home in week 10 against ODAC member Shenandoah University on Saturday, November 4, at 1 p.m. on Senior Day at Everett Stadium. The Hornets finished 2022 at 8-2 overall, 5-2 in the ODAC, including a 23-7 home win past H-SC last Nov. 5.
H-SC is on the road in week 11 to complete the regular season at ODAC member and archrival Randolph-Macon in the 128th Edition of “The Game” on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. in Ashland. The defending conference champion Yellow Jackets finished 2022 at 11-1 overall, 7-0 in the ODAC, including a 38-17 road win at H-SC last Nov. 12. The Tigers, however, continue to lead the Oldest Small School Rivalry in the South, 60-56-11, though R-MC has now won nine-straight and 11 of the last 12 games played between the two storied programs. The Garnet and Grey’s last win in the series was in 2013, a 28-26 road win in Ashland.
LOOKING AT LAST YEAR’S RECORD
H-SC completed 2022 at 5-5 overall, 4-3 in the ODAC to finish fourth among eight teams. The Tigers enjoyed a four-game winning streak during a successful stretch of the season that included five wins in six games. Coach Favret now totals 145 football coaching wins in 23 seasons, becoming the all-time winningest football coach at the College with the thrilling OT road win at W&L last fall. The current longest-tenured collegiate head coach in Virginia, he has an overall record of 145-86, including 95-51 in the ODAC.
Internationals Soccer Club has announced class of 2022 college commitments for 17 female players.Additional Internationals SC players are still uncommitted and are expected to announce their decisions in the coming weeks and months.“We are so thrilled for the 17 players who have already committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level,” Internationals SC Club and ECNL Director Ker...
Internationals Soccer Club has announced class of 2022 college commitments for 17 female players.
Additional Internationals SC players are still uncommitted and are expected to announce their decisions in the coming weeks and months.
“We are so thrilled for the 17 players who have already committed to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level,” Internationals SC Club and ECNL Director Keri Sarver said. “We strive to provide an environment that inspires players to achieve a high level of success in the classroom and on the field. The dedication, commitment, and discipline it takes to compete and excel day in and day out is extraordinary and our players are raising the bar and meeting higher standards each year. Congratulations to these 17 seniors on National Signing Day! We look forward to more commitments from our senior class in the coming weeks and months.”
The 2022 class included a total of 25 players. This class will join over 395 ISC players that have competed at the collegiate level.
The following players are part of this year’s Signing Day class:
North Royalton, OH Miami University (OH) Member of Internationals SC since 2017
Margey Brown Medina, OH Duquesne University Member of Internationals SC since 2013
MacKenzie Dupre Pittsburgh, PA Towson University Member of Internationals SC since 2020
Avery Gillahan Strongsville, OH Iowa State University Member of Internationals SC since 2015
Kiera Kaesar Ashland, OH Ohio Northern University Member of Internationals SC since 2017
Jordan Kallet Medina, OH Indiana Tech University Member of Internationals SC since 2015
Riley Kerber Medina, OH Boston College Member of Internationals SC since 2017
Ariana Mahoney Medina, OH University of Akron Member of Internationals SC since 2016
Clare Nicholas Wadsworth, OH St. Louis University Member of Internationals SC since 2012
Jordan Novak Strongsville, OH East Carolina University Member of Internationals SC since 2016
Savannah Pruitt Euclid, OH Davidson College Member of Internationals SC from 2016-2018 and 2021-2022
Ella Raimondi Erie, PA University of Dayton Member of Internationals SC since 2020
Katrina Santelli Shaker Heights, OH Lafayette College Members of Internationals SC since 2018
Tanji Sarver North Canton, OH Cleveland State University Member of Internationals SC since 2010
Allie Schmidt Chagrin Falls, OH Wake Forest University Member of Internationals SC since 2017
Reagan Sturgill Cuyahoga Heights, OH Appalachian State University Member of Internationals SC since 2016
Erika Zschuppe Kirtland, OH Florida Gulf Coast University Member of Internationals SC since 2020
Photo Credit: Brent Durken/ISNSoccer.com
The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Ashland Craft, the singer from Piedmont who finished in the top 10 last year on “The Voice.”It’s been just over a year since Craft’s final appearance on Miley Cyrus’ team on “The Voice.” Over the course of her time on the NBC competition, Craft wowed the judges with performances of songs like “Delta Dawn” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”Since then, Craft has performed all over the Southeast, including...
The past 12 months have been a whirlwind for Ashland Craft, the singer from Piedmont who finished in the top 10 last year on “The Voice.”
It’s been just over a year since Craft’s final appearance on Miley Cyrus’ team on “The Voice.” Over the course of her time on the NBC competition, Craft wowed the judges with performances of songs like “Delta Dawn” and “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
Since then, Craft has performed all over the Southeast, including several shows at Ole Red, the Nashville bar owned by Blake Shelton, who tried to convince Craft to join his team during her first appearances on “The Voice.”
“It’s definitely been a lot busier than I was used to, for sure,” Craft said in a recent phone interview. “We’ve gotten a lot more, I guess, notoriety throughout the Upstate. Pretty much anywhere I go now, I take a picture with somebody, which is pretty cool. That’s never happened to me before. But I’m not complaining; it’s something I wanted. That was my main goal out of the shows. I definitely got publicity from it.”
On Craft’s agenda for the new year is a permanent move to Nashville, which she predicts will be a “whole new adventure in itself.”
She’s made several trips to Nashville with her drummer and bass player in recent months to write songs, but Craft said she doesn’t have a concrete plan for what she’ll be doing in Nashville other than trying to make new connections.
“We’ll actually still be gigging like normal, like we do here; it’ll just be traveling from Nashville rather than home. There’s probably much more that the whole journey entails, but it’s just a matter of getting there and seeing what happens,” Craft said.
Since finishing up her stint on “The Voice,” Craft said she’s worked on fine-tuning her style and “branding myself as an artist.”
Her sound has evolved as Craft has moved closer to a country-rock flavor, rather than a straight-up country style. It’s all about finding the right musical balance, she said.
Her time on “The Voice” had a significant impact on her stage presence, Craft said.
“Before I did the show, I was pretty much alone. I didn’t have a band with me. So I kind of hid behind my guitar, and that was all I did. But now I think shows are a lot more entertaining because I’m up there, I’m actually having fun and moving around,” she said. “I’m not playing guitar now. I think it really helped with my stage presence, just loosening up on stage and not taking everything so seriously for once. It’s made me enjoy being a musician a little bit more now that I don’t have as much pressure on me.”
But one of her favorite parts of the experience was the lasting friendships she forged with fellow contestants.
“I made some of the closest friends that I still talk to every other week or so, which is the coolest thing. We all are each other’s support system, still, a year after being together on the show. … I can reach out to any of them, and I know they’ll give me some encouragement and give me advice if I need it. And I think honestly, that’s been the most important thing to me that I took away from the show,” Craft said.
Fans can find Craft’s music on Spotify and iTunes, and she’s hoping to release some new music in the near future.
Craft is mostly off the road for the holiday season, but she will perform in Greenwood at a Make-A-Wish Foundation benefit concert with Edwin McCain in January.
She says she’s excited to see what next year brings.
“I would say that 2019 is going to be a really big year. I’ve had some opportunities presented to me that I’m really hoping take off. … I would say thank you to everybody in the Upstate for the support. It’s been a huge help in all of this.”