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Winston-Salem’s Estrangers Release a New Record

“What’s the use in heirlooms if they only gather dust?” Philip Pledger, the singer and songwriter for the Winston-Salem band Estrangers, asks on “The Champ,” ...
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The Grass Is Dead Play Bluegrass Versions of Grateful Dead ...

The Grass Is Dead is a Grateful Dead tribute band, but rather than trying to emulate the legendary San Francisco band, the Grass Is Dead ...
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The Greg Humphreys Electric Trio Plays Winston-Salem

The college rock of the mid-’80s — R.E.M., the Smiths and local bands like Let’s Active and the dBs — shaped the music Greg Humphreys ...
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Country Singer Kelsey Waldon Plays the National Folk Festival

Kelsey Waldon was only 19 when she came to Nashville to pursue her career in music. She grew up a few hours away from Music ...
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Made in America: Greensboro Band Sings About Love, Anger ...

Matthew Armstrong has a broad view of American culture — of American poetry and literature, music and history. It sweeps far back into the past ...
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The 2017 National Folk Festival: The Eclectic Music Festival Holds ...

Clear your calendar for a blowout weekend of eclectic, multicultural, American musical entertainment as the National Folk Festival wraps up its three-year residency in downtown ...
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Country Music Singer/songwriter, College Student to Play Three Shows in ...

Tiffany Ashton knows what she’d be doing if she weren’t pursuing a career in music. Ashton grew up in King, attended public schools in Winston-Salem, ...
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Seasoned Vocal-group Celebrates 20 Years of Classic Sounds

When he started his band, Winston-Salem singer Michael Thomas didn’t know that he was sort of starting a second family; one that spent hours and ...
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Pyrotechnic, Avant-folk Provocateur Eugene Chadbourne Plays on Pop of the ...

Eugene Chadbourne’s first gig in Greensboro didn’t go so well. “The very first night we played in North Carolina,” Chadbourne said. “We got thrown out ...
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Graham Nash Plays Greensboro

Rock legends spend a bit of time revisiting the glory days of their past, usually at the prodding of journalists and fans. Sometimes a reissue ...