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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 ...
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Hope Nicholls and Aaron Pitkin stay true to free-form with ...

Playing the drums is often thought of in terms of raw caveman sensibilities — getting in touch with some primal pulse, pounding out patterns on ...
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Greensboro rapper Seers celebrates new release

Seers is a rapper. He grew up in Brevard, North Carolina, a sleepy, rainy and woodsy place outside of Asheville. At the moment, Seers isn’t ...
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Greensboro’s On Pop of the World Studios fosters a creative ...

A recording studio can be a vital part of a creative music scene. All the better if it’s accessible, laid-back and relatively affordable. On Pop ...
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D.C.’s Caustic Casanova wage war against musical monotony

There’s a line where musical repetition can go from being effective, hypnotic or hooky to annoying. The whole theme-and-variation idea can lead people to get ...
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Keep trying: The hopeful nihilism of Greensboro’s Totally Slow

PHOTO BY JOSH HUFF @johnradamian A couple years back, Scott Hicks’ dad asked him when he was going to give up this punk-rock music-making thing. ...
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Sacred Brass: Mangum & Co. present the frequently ecstatic tradition ...

@johnradamianCedric Mangum took the do-ityourself approach to making music when he got started as a kid. Raised in a church where energetic praise music was ...
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Dieselbilly: Bill Kirchen, a master of the telecaster

@johnradmianThe Fender Telecaster may not be the most complicated instrument. But players like Bill Kirchen make the most of the guitar, exploring rarely traveled regions ...