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24045
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Rhiannon Giddens is both a solo artist and a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops folk band. Her North Carolina roots, professional training, and a variety of genres influence her music.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 83 Issue 4, September 2015, p100-105, il, por Periodical Website
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27742
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NC State junior Clint Bowman recently created a nonprofit to promote North Carolina folk artists to new, young audiences. The concept is to use a small series of concerts to expose artists without a label to new fans. The 20-year old began the project as an assignment for an arts entrepreneur class and made the nonprofit a reality during his summer break. Bowman hopes to expand the project over time.
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28358
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North Carolina’s musicians who play a modern version of traditional music are top sellers nationwide this year. The music’s timeless quality and enduring appeal is a reminder to listeners of their personal connections with music. This music connects families and multiple generations and the universities in the state frequently fund study of folk and bluegrass music. Finally, the state’s reputation for producing quality traditional music and the high likelihood that it will be heard anywhere people go contributes to the music’s recent and lasting success.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 51, December 2007, p36-37 Periodical Website
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28964
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Dom Flemons, Kaia Kater, and Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton are among a handful of people of color who are asserting their rightful place in folk, bluegrass, and old-time music. The three musicians recognize the centuries-long impact of racial discrimination in music. Their performance in Raleigh will spotlight the African roots of the banjo, and feature music and songs which use rhetoric as a way to break barriers and open minds.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 6, Feb 2017, p16-17, por Periodical Website
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29010
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David Holt, a folk musician from Alamance County, North Carolina, plays the banjo, slide guitar, and bones. The bones are the actual rib bones from a cow, and an ancient rhythm instrument. History and context are important to Holt, as his music is a form of storytelling.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 14, April 2017, p21, por Periodical Website
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30164
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The sixth annual Brevard Music Festival occurred in August and featured concert programming, lectures, and folk music from an array of talents. Located at the Transylvania Music Camp in western north Carolina, the Festival featured national known singers and folklorists, as well as music from the 150 young musicians who study at the Camp.
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35012
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Sheet music and lyrics to the ballad “Vandy, Vandy,” about the wooing of a girl during the American Revolution.
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35018
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Sheet music and lyrics to the ballad “Old Bangum,” about the hunting of a boar.
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35028
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A student who went to Chapel Hill for football brought with him a tune from the mountains where he was from; several stanzas from the song are included.
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35025
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Sheet music and lyrics to the ballad “Old Veen,” about a good hunting dog now laid to rest.
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35088
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From his memory, the author relates some stories and lines from songs from his time as a student at Chapel Hill. They relate to college sports and some of the professors.
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35094
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A brief note from the editor of “Kentucky Folklore” about a jingle.
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35141
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A ballad about a mother who kills her newborn sons, and then is foretold by some children that she will go to hell in seven years’ time.
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35133
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The author composed this ballad about how the island of Ocracoke got its name from legends told to her as she was en route to the island, having to do with the infamous pirate Blackbeard.
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35129
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A song composed by the author complete with the lyrics and sheet music, based upon a story she had read about in a Raleigh newspaper. It was a story about two young girls fighting over a spool of thread, which turned into a family debacle.
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