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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.

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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.

    ENCORE: A Sign Of The Times, Unearthing History One Song At A Time

    ENCORE: A Sign Of The Times, Unearthing History One Song At A Time

    Host note: As a music fan, you probably know that music legends stand on the shoulders of oft-forgotten music trailblazers … like how Elvis Presley and Frank Zappa were inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and John Coltrane. February is Black History Month, a month-long celebration of the achievements of African Americans. But why stop at … Continue reading "ENCORE: A Sign Of The Times, Unearthing History One Song At A Time"

    • 35 min
    Welcome To The Playroom, The ‘Musical Oasis’ For Usher, Fantasia And Charlotte Music

    Welcome To The Playroom, The ‘Musical Oasis’ For Usher, Fantasia And Charlotte Music

    Since 1994, tens of thousands of musicians have trekked to the “music oasis” that is The Playroom, the 22,000 square foot facility that is Charlotte’s oldest and largest music production space.

    • 33 min
    ‘New, But Familiar:’ Modern Moxie Brings Retro-Cool To Charlotte

    ‘New, But Familiar:’ Modern Moxie Brings Retro-Cool To Charlotte

    Charlotte-based band Modern Moxie is a musical kaleidoscope of genres (mixing dance rock with synth-pop) and styles (inspired by Bowie and Metric).

    • 35 min
    ENCORE: Noel Freidline & Maria Howell Are Bringing Back That Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

    ENCORE: Noel Freidline & Maria Howell Are Bringing Back That Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

    Just in time for the holidays, Charlotte jazz pianist Noel Freidline and actress/vocalist Maria Howell are bringing back the ol' razzle dazzle.

    • 37 min
    “I Got Tired Sitting On The Sidelines:” Guitarist Justin Fedor On Picking, Grinning & Giving Back

    “I Got Tired Sitting On The Sidelines:” Guitarist Justin Fedor On Picking, Grinning & Giving Back

    Justin Fedor's music identity isn't just tied to rocking with Ancient Cities, but also bringing Charlotte together for a tribute to benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital.

    • 35 min
    “My Dreams Had To Change:” The Soul-Searching Journey of R&B Artist Greg Cox

    “My Dreams Had To Change:” The Soul-Searching Journey of R&B Artist Greg Cox

    Charlotte-based artist Greg Cox takes the needle of a record player and places it firmly into the grooves of gospel, R&B and soul music.

    • 39 min

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I am so excited that y’all are supporting the vocal talents in Charlotte, NC. How can someone submit a song to be featured on the podcast?

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Our music scene in CLT has so much going for it, it’s rad to have this kind of podcast shining a light on it! Between this and some of the local labels coming up, I’m stoked to see more recognition for the artists and unique community we have.

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Amazing listen!

I can’t recommend this podcast enough to music lovers.

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