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Original music from Western North Carolina musicians, including live performances, studio and remote recordings with interviews, buskers, and anything else I can think of. But the best part is you can listen to it wherever you are.

WNC Original Music WNC Original Music

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    • 4.5 • 23 Ratings

Original music from Western North Carolina musicians, including live performances, studio and remote recordings with interviews, buskers, and anything else I can think of. But the best part is you can listen to it wherever you are.

    Ep 181 Couldn't Be Happiers pt 2

    Ep 181 Couldn't Be Happiers pt 2

    Couldn't Be Happiers part 2 where things get pretty weird but a good weird like whne you microwave silly putty
     

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    Thanks to The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs for the closing song
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    The Couldn't Be Happiers are a married, songwriting alt-country/Americana duo from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jordan Crosby Lee (guitar and vocals) is a born again North Carolinian originally from Texas. His love of Texas music still runs deep, and his conversational songwriting style is redolent of Robert Earl Keen and Bruce Robison.  North Carolina native Jodi Hildebran Lee (drums, harmonica, and vocals) brings a more traditional/bluesy country dressing to their sound. Her voice is bold, brilliant, and hair-raisingly beautiful. Their sound is uniquely their own, but if a comparison must be made, think Violent Femmes meets Johnny & June. They cover everything from their love for each other to the rueful life of a Sasquatch hunter. The lyrics are nuanced, funny, and purposeful.
     
    The duo’s first full-length album, "Songs for Butchie," is out now in three volumes. The album is named in honor of Jordan's late father, John Lee, who passed away on November 3, 2020, from a rare brain cancer.  "Butchie" was undoubtedly the band's biggest fan, and his faith in Jordan and Jodi is what drove them to finally write and release this album.  Melissa Clarke, Ph.D., of Americana Highways called their music on this album “witty and entertaining, even as the lyrics weave in serious topics to consider.”
     
    The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs, known to their friends as Kendra and Zack Harding, began gig-swapping as solo artists in 2014. They bonded over these shared gigs, their common love of dogs, and an enthusiasm for hiking. They decided to tie the knot in the fall of 2015. The Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs officially formed in early 2016, and they’ve been bringing songs of joy, pain, and dogs to audiences ever since.Combining their unique backgrounds that range from classic rock to classical guitar, they create a blend of original music with deep roots in the past and a contemporary twist here and there.

    • 58 min
    Ep 180 Fancy and the Gentlemen pt 1

    Ep 180 Fancy and the Gentlemen pt 1

    Not just Fancy, not just The Gentlemen, but Fancy AND the Gentlemen join the podcast this week to talk about their new album.
     
    Listen to and follow Fancy and the Gentlemen at these places
    www.fancyandthegentlemen.com
    www.fancymarieonstage.com
    https://music.amazon.com/artists/B0BTZL5N51/fancy-and-the-gentlemen
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    Listen to Songs of the Kurt Fortmeyer here
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    Based out of Asheville, NC, Fancy and the Gentlemen brings an eclectic mix of honky tonk, blues, southern gothic, outlaw country, and classical roots twist to Americana. Sensitive and rich harmonies weave through the tapestry of original compositions and carefully curated covers that celebrate the roots of southern American music. The crew enjoy performing as a full toms and mallets groove-infused band while staying true to the core artistry that is the songwriting quartet. 
     
    Kurt Fortmeyer was born in a barn and raised in a stable environment, or so he
    might tell an unwitting listener in one of his sillier moments.
    Kurt has shared the stage with Grammy-winning songwriters Steve Leslie and R.L.
    Castleman. and Hall Of Fame songwriters Don Wayne and Jimmy Payne. He has opened
    shows for many artists including Livingston Taylor, Emmylou Harris, and Doyle Lawson
    & Quicksilver. As at home in front of a microphone as he is on a front porch, Kurt plays real music,
    by, for, and about real people.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep 179 MoKindred

    Ep 179 MoKindred

    Tyler Moore rejoins the podcast to talk about his new band MoKindred
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 178 Rooster pt 2

    Ep 178 Rooster pt 2

    Rooster part 2, where things get real. Real real. Like really real.
     
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    Thanks to Kris Hitchcock  for the closing song
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    Don't miss Alison Price's review of the recent album by 77 Apes
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    Asheville-based band, Rooster, is made up of Erin Kinard on drums and Annie Myers on guitar and was formed by two strangers around a campfire in the summer of 2016. Annie and Erin recorded their debut album, Bloodroot, in February 2019 in Swannanoa, NC with recording engineer and producer Matt Lohan. Rooster's first release was an eponymous collection of five original songs in 2017. Since then they have performed throughout Western North Carolina, creating both new songs and arrangements of beloved Americana. Annie and Erin thrive on the impact of powerful vocal harmony that blends into lush organic sounds like honey from the hive. In any configuration, the orchestrations are clean and uncluttered, but with a raw, gritty edge. They seem right at home in a wine bar, brew pub, honky-tonk or at a backyard barbecue. Rooster's Bloodroot made it onto WNCW's top 100 albums of 2020. 
     
    Kris Hitchcock, the heartland troubadour, journeying from the rugged landscapes of Michigan to the vibrant streets of Nashville and New Orleans before settling in North Carolina. With his band, the SouthEnd Mistakes, Kris weaves tales of love, loss, and life's winding roads through raw, untamed melodies. Bursting onto the scene with five albums, Kris Hitchcock paints a vivid portrait of the rust belt's highs and lows, searching for love and purpose amidst blues-dripped heartland rock anthems. With a new self-produced record on the horizon, Kris and the SouthEnd Mistakes continue to captivate audiences with their high-energy performances and soul-stirring ballads, promising an unforgettable musical journey where every note strikes a chord and every lyric speaks to the heart.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 177 Dani Grace

    Ep 177 Dani Grace

    Dani Grace joins the podcast to talk about her writing process and upcoming releases
     
    Find Dani Grace here
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    Thanks to Landon Gray  for the closing song
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    • 56 min
    Ep 176 The Get Right Band/iTopia pt 3

    Ep 176 The Get Right Band/iTopia pt 3

    Part 3 of 3 episodes where The Get Right Band talks about their album iTopia
     
    Quick episode mp3 download https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/57iaj2/Ep_176_Get_Right_Band_iTopia_pt_3b3xm2.mp3
     
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    Thanks to The Sleeping Cliffs  for the closing song

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    “The Get Right Band filters 60’s/70’s psychedelia and 90’s alternative rock through a modern lens–
    as if Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana co-wrote an album produced by Danger Mouse and Dan Auerbach.”-American Songwriter
     
    The Get Right Band is a psychedelic indie rock power trio committed to relentlessly following their muses to honest self-expression, to whatever excites them and pushes them into unexplored territory, to capturing some version of truth. American Songwriter writes that the Asheville, NC based group, “filters 60’s/70’s psychedelia and 90’s alternative rock through a modern lens–as if Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Nirvana co-wrote an album produced by Danger Mouse and Dan Auerbach.”
    The Get Right Band formed in 2011, built around the musical brotherhood that guitarist/singer/songwriter Silas Durocher and bassist Jesse Gentry have formed playing music together since middle school (25 years!). Durocher, who is a trained composer and has been commissioned to write for symphonies and chamber groups, has guitar chops that can soothe or rage, with a charismatic swagger as frontman and singer. Gentry’s virtuosic bass playing “catapults from elastic to nasty” (The Mountain Xpress). Over the years, GRB has defined their sound through constant evolution, building to the hook-driven, synth-heavy pop/rock/psych band they are today. The Huffington Post writes, “their songs are infectious and take you immediately to a place. The lyrics are smart and bear weight.” 
     
    “The Get Right Band are the type of performers that you just know will break out.Their songs are infectious and take you immediately to a place. The lyrics are smart and bear weight.”
    – The Huffington Post
     
    The Get Right Band has shared the stage with Dr. Dog, Everclear, Cracker, UB40, Rusted Root, Smash Mouth, and Lifehouse; been featured on NPR’s World Cafe, Paste Studio, and WTF with Marc Maron; and performed at major venues and festivals including The Fillmore, Brooklyn Bowl, Theatre of the Living Arts, The Orange Peel, FloydFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, and Riverbend Fest. They have released four studio albums and a live album, and their latest LP, iTopia, dropped on April 7, 2023.
     
     
    Based in the sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Sleeping Cliffs is a solo studio project from multi-instrumentalist Todd Glidewell. Combining elements of indietronica, post-rock, alternative, funk, jazz-fusion and ambient electronica, The Sleeping Cliffs produce emotive, cinematic, instrumental songs. Though not boxed in by any one genre, the songs share an undertow of gritty bass lines, layers of guitar, and big rock drums.
     

    • 47 min

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