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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 ...
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Filmmaker assembles documentary about Greensboro soul and funk from the ...

Filmmaker Doug Klesch wants people to appreciate Greensboro’s rich musical history, and the human stories behind that history, particularly within the realm of soul. In ...