Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.
‘I Want To Speak About Where We Are’: Anthony Hamilton On Reshaping His Sound And Raising His Kids
As we conclude Black History Month, the Amplifier podcast is taking time to celebrate artists of color who’ve shaped Charlotte’s soundscape. And if you’re talking about Charlotte music, you have to talk about Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-producer Anthony Hamilton. And so today on Amplifier, we’re bringing you an extra special episode from our friends at SouthBound … Continue reading "‘I Want To Speak About Where We Are’: Anthony Hamilton On Reshaping His Sound And Raising His Kids"
'Music Was My Solace': Sanya N'Kanta On Race, Religion and the Power of Reggae
Charlotte-by-way-of-Jamaica songwriter Sanya N'Kanta shares his experience navigating race, religion and reggae music in America.
‘Music Shouldn’t Be An Afterthought’: Tim Scott Jr. On Prioritizing Creative Product Over Profit
In a recent report, Charlotte ranked 111th out of 200 top cities for music fans. But if you ask Charlotte creative leader Tim Scott Jr., who’s been the artist-in-residence at Charlotte Center City Partners and toured the world with Grammy Award-winning North Carolina group The Foreign Exchange, you’ll hear how the Queen City deserves to sit higher up on the list of music cities. He talks about it in the latest Amplifier.
The Musical Road Is Lovely, Dark And Deep For Charlotte Band Moa
How Charlotte-based band Moa crafted dark, dreamy music for Netflix documentary series "Night Stalker."
ENCORE: May The Road Rise Up To Meet You: The Journey Of Irish Singer-Songwriter Jim Sharkey
Singer-songwriter Jim Sharkey takes the 200-year-old lilt of traditional Irish folk music and places it in a 21st-century context (with contemporary references to Facebook, Whitney Houston and even the 2019 Women’s World Cup). On his 2019 full-length release "A Lovely Day," Sharkey sings to the theme of home: of finding home, of feeling at home with loved ones, of the nostalgia of remembering his home in Ireland and of making a new one here in North Carolina.
Grammy Nominees The HamilTones On Finding (Musical) Joy And Creating (Soulful) Harmony
As NPR Music shared, “2020 was a year defined by the sounds of rage, resolve, mourning and solidarity.” That includes the sound of Grammy-nominated North Carolina trio The HamilTones (Tony Lelo, J. Vito and 2E), who released the incredibly profound record “1964” and shared joyful splendor through “A HamilTones Christmas.” After gracing the world’s stages … Continue reading "Grammy Nominees The HamilTones On Finding (Musical) Joy And Creating (Soulful) Harmony"