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Anson County native Fisher Hendley was a country music star of the 1930s.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 60 Issue 6, Nov 1992, p32-34, il, por
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3666
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The state's rich musical heritage appeals to many tastes, including those who enjoy folk, bluegrass, gospel, and jazz. Such yearly events as the Merle Watson Festival in North Wilkesboro and Greensboro's Eastern Music Festival attract thousands of music lovers.
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North Carolina has a rich musical heritage. There is definitely something for everybody. Symphonic music is heard in smaller towns as well as larger ones. Seven opera companies perform across the state. Composers, such as Robert Ward, create new compositions. Lovers of the blues can hear the music of Scott Ainslee, Etta Baker, and George Higgs. Bluegrass lovers can find a wealth of musicians playing across the state including bands like Molasses Creek and the Shady Grove Band.
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From the 1920s through 1940s, Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were hotbeds for student orchestras. A number of orchestra members went on to fame during the Big Band era, including bandleaders Kay Kyser, Hal Kemp, and Johnny Long, and John Scott Trotter, who was Bing Crosby's musical director and arranger, and Skinny Ennis, who led Bob Hope's radio orchestra.
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Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard were groundbreaking female proponents of bluegrass, folk, and country music in the 1960s. The two reflect on their musical careers that have spanned forty years.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 12, Mar 2000, p25-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Blind at birth, Robbinsville native Ronnie Milsap overcame adversity to rise to the top of the music field, with awards including a Grammy, Billboard, Cashbox, Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year. In 2002, Milsap will receive the American Foundation for the Blind's Helen Keller Achievement Award for his overall achievement level.
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5363
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James Taylor's fame as a singer/songwriter is worldwide. In North Carolina his roots stretch back to Scottish immigrants in 1790 New Bern. Comer profiles the career of this musician whose song \"Carolina on My Mind\" has become \"the unofficial anthem of the state.\"
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 2, July 2002, p40-44, il, por Periodical Website
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Earl and Max Carawan are third generation musicians from rural Hyde County. Rufus Carawan, their grandfather, encouraged all his family members to learn to play the banjo, fiddle, and guitar for square dances and local gatherings. For years the brothers played old-time music, bluegrass, and early country music. They received a 2004 Brown-Hudson award for traditional artists for continuing a musical legacy in their part of the state.
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Owen re-tells a tale told by 78-year-old musician Thomas Burt during the North Carolina Folklife Festival at Eno State Park in Durham last July. Burt rarely performs publicly, and the story is about a guitar picker named Scrap Harris who makes an unfortunate deal with the devil.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Sept 1978, p19-20, il
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A musical treasure awaits visitors to the Greensboro area each summer. For the past twenty-two seasons, the Eastern Music Festival has operated a six week classical music festival on the campus of Guilford College. The festival performs music of every type.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 41 Issue 3, Mar 1983, p36, 38, 68, il
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Although he started his musical career as a drummer in a rock and roll band, musician, storyteller, and photographer David Hold has been teaching, performing, and revitalizing old time Appalachian music and storytelling for more than thirty years.
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Michelle Moog-Koussa is the founder and executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation, which shares her father's work through educational outreach and preservation. Bob Moog made and repaired instruments and was considered the \"Scientist of Sound\" in the 90s.
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WNC Magazine (NoCar F261 .W64), Vol. 4 Issue 5, July 2010, p36-41, il, por Periodical Website
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23871
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Blue Ridge Music Trails encompasses hundreds of musical points of interest in 28 counties throughout Western North Carolina. The author examines various venues and festivals to get a taste of North Carolina sounds.
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23870
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Ben Lovett is a rock 'n' roll filmmaker who left Hollywood for Asheville, North Carolina. He spends his time filming videos, writing and recording music, and scoring films.
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23953
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Hussey examines the inspirations for Carrboro-area musician Michael Rank's new album, Horsehair.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 32 Issue 31, August 2015, p16-17, por Periodical Website
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