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The singer and songwriter balances familiarity with subtle twists

Coco Hames was driving around Arkansas helping dogs. When I called her last week, the singer and songwriter was doing good deeds, assisting with rescue ...
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Quartet explores NC pride on their new album

If you’re smart, talented, creative, cool and you live in North Carolina, Terrance Richard really wants you to stay here. Richard, frontman and singer of ...
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Praise Band Converts Psalms to Music Using Numerology

Grace Baptist Tabernacle in King is the home of a unique musical project “I don’t look like your typical Bible-thumper,” says Chris Graham. He’s right. ...
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Susto Play Gears & Guitars Festival with Barenaked Ladies

South Carolina band supplies jolts of lyrical honesty The South Carolina band Susto take their name from a Spanish word for a kind of spiritual ...
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Young Guitarist Nathan Pope Plays Blues Festival

A lifelong obsession with the instrument started when he was a toddler Nathan Pope has been carrying around a guitar since about the time he ...
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The Fruitful Anarchy of Crown Larks

Chicago band to play its arty psychedelic post-punk in Winston-Salem Jack Bouboushian sometimes does a funny thing when he’s working on music with his bandmates ...
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Yarn’s Roots Country Connects New York And North Carolina

Singer/songwriter Blake Christiana and his four-piece make a virtue of constant motion Place looms large in American music. Being from California or New York can ...
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Folk Musician And Instructor Happy Traum Returns To MerleFest

Woodstock-based guitarist and singer first came to North Carolina in the ‘50s Happy Traum has been coming to North Carolina for over 60 years. The ...
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Greensboro’s LeBaron Prepare Full-Length Debut

Shoegaze-y four-piece makes music that blossoms in a studio setting Clarity in music isn’t always a virtue. Sometimes a little murkiness and mud make all ...
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The Morbid Fixations of Charming Disaster

Brooklyn duo brings a taste of death in April Is there anything more metal than the myth of Osiris? The story of the Egyptian god ...