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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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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 139 Carrie Morrison pt 1

    Ep 139 Carrie Morrison pt 1

    Carrie Morrison joins the podcast this week, including live performances with Jamie Leigh Bennett and Andrew Thelston
     
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    Find Carrie Morrison at these places-
    www.carriemorrisonmusic.com
    www.reverbnation.com/carriemorrison
    https://www.facebook.com/100018954253852
    https://www.instagram.com/carriemorrisonmusic
    http://bit.ly/2r0r9Ip (YouTube)
    https://www.boldlife.com/key-to-her-voice/
     
    Find Andrew Thelston at https://www.andrewthelston.com
     
    Thanks to Staycation Compilation and Pelvis Presley for the closing song
    https://staycationcompilation.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/staycationcompilation/
     
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    All music used by permission
    Carrie Morrison's music will break your heart - in the best way. Melodic and memorable, her songs make connections. The singer/songwriter/pianist, a native of Louisville, Ky., has been playing piano since age seven. She moved to WNC in 2004, and has been a popular act in the area for more than 15 years. Morrison is known for melodically strong songs with personal lyrics, ranging from the deeply emotional to the slightly silly. Her EP "Carolina Blonde" was released in 2013 and produced by the late Terry Wetton. Album "Miles and Miles" was produced by Chris Rosser, of award-winning ensemble Free Planet Radio, released in 2017. Her latest project, EP "The Neverwhere Sisters," produced by Andrew Thelston and Daniel Nisbet, featuring cellist JamieLeighBennett, was released summer 2021. Morrison has had airplay on WTZQ and WNCW FM, and enjoys collaborations with several local artists onstage and in studio. Morrison is a teacher of Exceptional Children at Brevard High School. She is married to Mike, the love of her life, her champion, and best roadie.  (Something I am proud of: When I released "Miles and Miles," I sold out the lounge at Isis and then *almost* sold out the mainstage hall, in advance. That show was one of the best nights of my life. Also, the version of "Highway Song" on that album featured Grammy-winning bass player Eliot Wadopian, who passed away earlier this year. RIP, Eliot. What a sweet man and virtuoso.)
     
    Staycation Compilation is a compilation series that showcases the variety in sound of music while giving back to a greater cause. The proceeds for Volume 1 of this particular release are donated to Baltimore International Academy's music department to assist in funding opportunities for more students to have instruments and be more musically involved. In return, the students of the school have written and recorded a track that will be featured as the bonus track of  the release. The digital release will be January 7th, 2022 Bandcamp Friday to optimize sales for the donation and will be followed with an in person listening party at the Made In Baltimore store January 7th starting at 3pm. The physical release release show TBD (follow us on Instagram for updates). Prior to release there will be curated artist videos promoting the compilation.The series was founded by Baltimore native and entrepreneur, James Richard Lane.

    • 51 min
    Christmas Message

    Christmas Message

    A very short Christmas message. Taking time off for the holidays. See you next year!


    www.wncoriginalmusic.com

    • 1 min
    Ep 138 Aunt Vicki

    Ep 138 Aunt Vicki

    Erin and Lee from Aunt Vicki join the podcast this week to talk about their musical and geographical journey.
     
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    Find Aunt Vicki at these places-
    www.auntvicki.rocks
    www.facebook.com/auntvickiband
    https://www.instagram.com/_aunt_vicki/
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3s44RLbzkaM1qjOccFoTvf
     
    Thanks to Pressley Pardue for the closing song
    https://instagram.com/pressleypardue
    https://twitter.com/pressley_pardue
    https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd2jXqx1/
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/4rdLUXo5AdgfoXB64FO0Rr?si=yF1nOsPrSfygPYXhK2tQKA
    https://music.apple.com/us/album/tiny-things-single/1592930165
     
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    All music used by permission
     
    Aunt Vicki is a guitar-driven ethereal folk duo with elements of retro rock, old country, and grunge. They create a full sound, weaving guitar parts with strong male/female harmonies and writing songs of both a playful and serious nature. The occasional use of a trumpet brings an element of jazz to the arrangements, and the difference in the two songwriters adds depth and variety to their sound.
     
    The duo met at Northern Michigan University where Erin was studying art and sculpture while Lee studied music theory and performance. almost a decade later they formed Aunt Vicki and have performed at Bliss Fest in northern Michigan, 3 Muses in New Orleans, Old Miami in Detroit, Several clubs in Manhattan/Brooklyn, Portland Maine, and many other places along the way. 
     
     
    Pressley Pardue is a 21 year old singer-songwriter who writes music that she can only describe as "gloomy indie folk-pop". Originally from Swannanoa, she began writing songs when she was 11 years old and started dragging her family with her to open mics throughout Asheville. At 14, she moved to Centreville, Virginia where she still currently resides; writing and recording songs from her bedroom. Her subjects range from introspection and heartbreak, all the way to protest music. With her songs, she tries to bring attention to the things we try to hide from; encouraging you to look further into yourself as well as the world around you. Pulling inspiration from Taylor Swift and Phil Ochs, she marries pop melodies with indie-folk lyrics and instrumentation. As of November 2021, she has released one EP, five singles, and one protest album. 
     

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    Ep 137 Krave Amiko pt 1

    Ep 137 Krave Amiko pt 1

    The talented people from Krave Amiko join the podcast this week and interview each other better than I could ever hope to.  
     
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    Find Krave Amiko at these places-
    https://kraveamiko.bandcamp.com
    facebook.com/kraveamiko
    instagram.com/kraveamiko
    www.kraveamiko.com
     
    Thanks to Stray Local for the closing song
    www.straylocal.com
    Spotify
    Instagram
    YouTube
     
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    All music used by permission
     
    Krave Amiko began in early 2019 by Rob Walsh and a handful of songs crafted by combining homemade lo-fi acoustic guitar samples, trip-hop inspired rhythm sections, and lyrical storytelling. The line-up is made complete by Stephanie Barcelona on vocals, Joseph Allawos on bass, Nestor Teran on guitar, and Jake Cavinder on drums.
     
     
    Stray Local is the husband-and-wife songwriting duo of Hannah and Jamie Rowen based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The pair performs a bouquet of indie sounds punctuated by powerful vocal melodies, vibey guitar riffs, dreamy synths, and rich harmonies woven together with a strong pop sensibility. 2020 was the year Stray Local made the move to Raleigh to be immersed in the thriving triangle music scene, when of course Covid put a halt to shows, tours, and collaborations. They turned to writing and producing music from their home studio. They recently released Featherweight, which is the band's 3rd new single of 2021.
     
     

    • 44 min
    Ep 136 Eleventyseven

    Ep 136 Eleventyseven

    Matt Langston from Eleventyseven joins the podcast to talk about music, life, beeps, and boops.
     
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    Find Eleventyseven at these places-
    Rock Candy Recordings
    https://www.eleventysevenisalive.com/
    https://eleventyseven.bandcamp.com/
    http://instagram.com/eleventysevenisalive
    http://youtube.com/eleventyseven
    http://twitter.com/eleventyrock
    http://facebook.com/officialeleventyseven
    Spotify
     
    Thanks to McKenzie Van Oss for the closing song
    McKenzie Van Oss | Facebook
    www.instagram.com/mckenzievanossmusic
    McKenzie Van Oss - YouTube
     
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    Follow on Social Media
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    https://www.wncoriginalmusic.com
    https://www.instagram.com/wnc_original_music/
     
    All music used by permission
     
    Eleventyseven is an electronically propelled alt pop explosion hailing straight out of the Carolinas. The group is known for their marriage of EDM, Pop and Punk influences as well as their fans base who seem to hold an incurable obsession with unicorns. Releasing their first label debut in 2005, the group quickly gained notoriety on the various Sony/BMG imprints they inhabited. Their second album, Galactic Conquest, cemented them as a staple of pop rock in Asia resulting in chart success and extensive touring in Japan. Their signature brand of "neon-punk" garnered them comparisons to Motion City Soundtrack, The Faint, and Cobra Starship. After a slew of other releases they officially disbanded in 2014, only to re-emerge with their own label, podcast and comeback album titled Rad Science. In 2012 they released their most popular album to date, Attack of The Mountain Medley. The release was an attempt by the band to channel the country and folk music they grew up with, and take a break from the loud electronics and theatrics of their previous releases. The album now sits at over 6 million streams, and contains the group's most popular track, "Appalachian Wine". Now almost 10 years later, Eleventy is reviving the Mountain Medley series with a new EP titled Revenge of the Mountain Medley. A temporary departure from the synth-heavy dance tracks that make up most of their discography, the band is once again taking a detox from their synthetic glitz and revisiting stories and folk narratives from their life in the south.
     

    McKenzie Van Oss is an indie rock/pop musician and a soloist ballerina with the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, North Carolina. Van Oss was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin where she was classically trained in piano, guitar, and drums, before making her way outside Boston to finish high school at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, concentrating on pursuing her ballet career. Van Oss found her way in Raleigh following graduation to join the Carolina Ballet, where she was promoted to soloist in 2021. She started her music career over quarantine in 2020 by recording with her brother Robby Van Oss of the Phony Santas in their childhood basement. Since then she has released 4 singles, a music video using dancers from the Carolina Ballet, and has played throughout Raleigh, her most recent show being on the stage of The PourHouse Record and Music Shop. Van Oss is currently working on an album surrounding her most recent single "Stereo to Heaven" with musicians around the Triangle and plans to release it by the end of next year. 


     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 135 Jennifer Alvarado pt 1

    Ep 135 Jennifer Alvarado pt 1

    Singer-Songwriter Jennifer Alvarado  joins the podcast to talk about her music and her life and to definitely not do any impressions.
     
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    Find Jennifer at these places-
    https://direct.me/jenniferalvarado
    www.jenniferalvarado.com
    https://open.spotify.com/artist/0bM0RX6zTNn5MuKdpb92xU?si=d7Xr7cSlTkqcXXivm_9sIw&dl_branch=1
    www.instagram.com/jenniferalvaradomusic
    www.facebook.com/jemmusic12
    youtube.com/jemmusic12
    https://www.reverbnation.com/jenniferalvarado
     
    Thanks to Lindsay Brazell for the closing song
    Website
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    Apple Music
    Spotify
    SoundCloud
    YouTube
     
     
    Subscribe to the podcast -
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    This link has all the other places to subscribe
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    Follow on Social Media
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    All music used by permission
     
    At just four years old, Jennifer Alvarado started writing songs. Her passion for songwriting only comes second to her love for God. As a teenager, she began leading worship in her church and felt a call to ministry. Her first single “Relentlessly” was released in 2015 followed by her first Christian album "Hello Life" that consisted of 13 original songs. She returned to her country roots with her single “I Break Things” that was released in early 2020. She released four additional singles during 2020. She has a passion for recovery ministry and wants to help give a voice to the voiceless through music. Her first country EP titled "Playing with Fire" was released in April 2021. Her first Pop influenced single “IDWYB (I Don't Want You Back)” was rel eased in June 2021. She is currently working on a country/pop album that will be released later this year. Her sound is a mixture of country, pop and blues that reflect an eclectic blend of influences.
     
    Notables Named “One to Watch” by Nashville Songwriters Association in Spring 2021 CommScope Earth Day Regional Award Winner with Original Song in 2015 “I Break Things” and “Playing with Fire” have been voted Number 1 on Indie Star Radio’s Top 21 for multiple weeks. And “IDWYB” debuted at #2 on their Top 21 countdown it’s first week. She was a World Songwriter Awards Top 10 finalist for “Best Pop Song” with “IDWYB.” Artist of the Week for Indie Star Radio week of July 4th through 10th. Over 280k streams on Spotify.
     
     
    Lindsay Brazell is a high school choral director by day, and a singer-songwriter by night. Her music has been described as having “Beatles-like chord progressions with real, relatable lyrics.” A performance by Lindsay feels like you’re at a gathering of mutual friends, and you leave with Lindsay as your new favorite pal whether she knows it or not. The combination of friendly banter, diverse songs in style and arrangement, and the need to socialize after every show (somehow her husband ends up packing up gear alone as Lindsay ends every show lost in the crowd socializing…oops!), will leave you feeling like you were entertained and reunited with old friends.

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