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Singer and songwriter Clay Howard releases new EP

Like many people, singer and songwriter Clay Howard was initially motivated to make music by a sense of style. Howard got his first electric guitar ...
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The sophisticated soul of Carolyn Malachi

The plain-spoken truth can be startling. Especially in an age when people go out of their way not to hear it. Singer, songwriter and producer ...
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The grunge metal of Citizen Zero

Some rock is on a mission. There’s plenty of loud guitar-based rock music that’s all about excess and the extremes of pleasure-seeking. But there’s a ...
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Nashville-based Forlorn Strangers play Winston-Salem’s Muddy Creek Music Hall

A lot of roots/Americana bands tend to romanticize the pull of the land, the rhythms of labor, the poetry of crops and seasons. The founding ...
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Floating With Carri Smithey

Elon-based Singer/Songwriter Teams Up With Greensboro’s The Ends For Debut Carri Smithey isn’t one to take all the credit. Smithey, who sings and writes much ...
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Dispatches at SECCA explores media saturation in 21st century

“Dispatches,” a new exhibit at SECCA, explores media saturation, surveillance, online activism, gender identity, political fervor, the plight of refugees and environmental degradation in the ...
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Josh King, from House of Fools and the Ends, puts ...

PHOTOS BY TODD TURNER Twang and harmonies. A subdued rocking drive, and a sense of loss and struggle that’s kept in check by an ‘I’ll-get-through-this-too’ ...
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GTCC band Mightier Than Me releases record shaped by the ...

Wes Frank Norman hasn’t always gotten the best advice about being a musician. As a teenager, after approaching an older gentleman who he knew played ...
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Rolling Stones sideman and go-to keyboardist Chuck Leavell talks trees ...

Chuck Leavell was at his chainsaw guy’s place earlier this week when he called me. People who make a living with the subtle musculature of ...
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Multi-talented Greensboro performer/producer Imani Pressley lets the sound dictate

Submitting to the Music Imani Pressley — a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer — got her first thrill from music-making by tinkering around with a drum ...