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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 113 Stephen Evans 2 - Steven with a ph

    Ep 113 Stephen Evans 2 - Steven with a ph

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    Stephen Evans & the True Grits
    Folk Rock
     Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida by musical parents, Stephen Evans naturally had the desire to perform music.  He began by making his friends watch him perform to records of his dad’s band, Four Saints. He progressed by playing the trumpet in various school bands, singing in the choir, and performing in musicals. 
     In his 20’s, Stephen was inspired by his brother, Scot Evans, who was the bassist/vocalist in the regionally successful band, Floating Men, from Nashville, TN.  So Stephen started his own rock band, Mean Season, in the late 80’s where he began honing his songwriting skills on the guitar.  After a few years of local success and radio play in Tallahassee, FL, the band moved to Atlanta, GA to increase their success.  Unfortunately, the band broke up, and left Stephen to try his hand at performing solo around Atlanta.
     Soon the jammed highways of the big city drove him to the beautiful mountain town of Asheville, NC in 1996, where he quickly began soaking in the creative influence of his amazing surroundings.  After many years of vacillating between being a professional musician and being building a nest in Asheville, Stephen has focused on his love for creating and performing music.
     In June of 2015, Stephen released his debut CD, “Something to Bleed”, with his band, the True Grits.  The record received local and national praise for its passion and creativity.  The band members are Brian Shoemaker (bass/electric guitar)  Sam Hess (drums) and Woodstock (mandolin), along with special guests:  Halli Anderson of River Whyless (violin/backing vocals), his brother, Scot Evans of Floating Men (bass on ‘1000 Roses), and his mother, Barbara Evans (backing vocals on ‘Sound’). 
     The latest EP release, “Under the Bridge” came out in 2017 to positive reception and local radio play as well.  This record was engineered by Kyle Corbett, who can occasionally be seen joining the True Grits to provide colorful lead guitar for the live band shows.  The EP has 5 songs that range from rock to folk rock and describe an appreciation of Stephen's time in Asheville. Shawn Duxbury, Stephen's former bandmate in Mean Season, is a guest Grit performing lead acoustic guitar on the song 'Waiting'. The last track, 'A Rose for Emily', is a cover song written by Jeff Holmes & the Floating Men, and is based on the short story by William Faulkner of the same name. 
    Stephen’s strong melodic songwriting style is a blend of creative imagery of darkness and hopeful optimism.  There is no denying the passion that shines through with his powerful vocals and lyrics.  Songs like ‘The Garden’, ‘Cherokee Hills’, ‘1000 Roses’ and ‘Shining Star’ are beacons of his folk rock songcraft.  With some local radio play on WNCW 88.7, 103.7 WPVM, and 98.1 The River, and upcoming shows with the True Grits as well as solo shows spreading around the Southeast, be sure to check out what Stephen Evans wants to share

    • 36 min
    Ep 112 Hustle Souls - The French Pronunciation

    Ep 112 Hustle Souls - The French Pronunciation

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    Mixerman
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    Creative Sound Lab
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    Once upon a time in the budding music-mecca of Asheville, NC, a man with a trumpet, an acoustic guitar and a mission metamorphosed into the synergistic soul/indie-pop band, Hustle Souls. With 2 ½ years of touring under their belt, the band’s feel-good, modern meets vintage sound, have earned them a reputation as one of the region’s most promising independent acts.
    Lead singer and keyboardist, Billy Litz’s rootsy influences and vulnerable compositions are embroidered, garnished, and decked out by a powerhouse soul band. The rhythm section, Tommy Moore and Sean McCann aggressively usher in a tight jazz and R&B influence, while guitarist, Chris Everett, brings the group to the next level with his rock-ribbed feel.
    ​In 2017 the band was approached by gold and platinum mixer and producer Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin (Ben Harper, the Broadcast, Pharcyde) about making a record which has set the ball rolling at a different pace. Hustle Souls’ eclectic sound will soon come together on their debut full-length album, “Color.”

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 111 The Pressley Girls pt 3, trying to buy my car

    Ep 111 The Pressley Girls pt 3, trying to buy my car

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    Piedmont Temperance Movement
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    Twin sisters, Katie and Corie Pressley, were born and raised in the Appalachian mountain community of Brasstown, North Carolina. They are affectionately called Chatter and Chitter on their mother’s popular Appalachian blog Blind Pig & the Acorn.
    The girls enjoyed a musical influence literally from their arrival home from the hospital. Jerry Wilson, their grandfather, who they call Pap, was a musical legend in their neck of the woods.
    Jerry performed for many years as part of The Wilson Brothers. The duo performed gospel music in the polished high harmonies of the classic brother duet style. They performed at churches, festivals, homecomings, and benefits throughout the south. Over the years they won many awards including the 1998 North Carolina Heritage Award. They were also featured in publications such as “The Old-Time Herald”.
    The girls often tell the story of laying in their bedroom floor with ears pressed tightly to the floor to hear the sounds of music flowing up from the basement as Pap and his band practiced. Katie says “Mama would make us go to bed but as soon as the lights were out we’d sneak from the covers, lay in the floor, and let the music lull us to sleep.”
    The Pressley Girls began singing in church with other children and gradually began to sing alone with Pap accompanying them on guitar. At about the same time, Corie and Katie joined the John C. Campbell Folk School Clogging Team.
    Staying with the JCCFS Cloggers for over seven years, the girls then joined up with the Kudzu Kickers Clogging Team. Becoming  proficient in the traditional Appalachian Dance Style seemed to help solidify the girls rhythm for music.
    The family band evolved into Pap, Paul (Pap’s youngest son and the girls’ uncle), Tipper (Pap’s only daughter and the girls’ mother), Ben and Mark (sons of Pap’s oldest son Steve and cousins of the girls’), and Corie and Katie.
    In the beginning, the twins could hardly be tied down to sing a song or two with the group before they ran off to play. But as time passed, each girl picked up her own instrument and learned the art of singing harmony from Pap and Paul.
    These days, The Pressley Girls, Paul, and Tipper are making the music they were raised on and ensuring the tradition of Appalachian music is continued.

    • 42 min
    Ep 110 KathrynO'Shea pt 3 - The Prestige

    Ep 110 KathrynO'Shea pt 3 - The Prestige

    Kathryn O'Shea -
     
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    Larue June
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    “There’s a unique dynamic going on in the music of Asheville, North Carolina singer/songwriter Kathryn O’Shea. As a writer, her songs tend toward the confessional or autobiographical, the type we most often hear accompanied by an acoustic guitar. But O’Shea’s husky, low-toned moan is buoyed instead by her skeletal banjo playing.”
    -The Greenville Journal
     
    Known best for her hauntingly poignant lyricism and masterful vocal play, Kathryn has been featured by Sofar Sounds, WPVM Radio, WNC Original Music Podcast, and more. Last fall, she opened for the internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist Terra Naomi at 7 Stages Theatre in Atlanta, then moved home shortly after and placed 2nd overall in the 11th annual Brown Bag Songwriter’s Competition at The Asheville Music Hall. Kathryn is currently recording her debut studio EP with M.G. O'Shea, a talented audio engineer who just so happens to be her big brother. Last summer, the two worked together to produce Kathryn's debut single, “Snow."
     
    Immersive Atlanta premiered the track wrote the following:
    "The moment Kathryn O’Shea’s enormous voice slips into the jaunty bustle of ‘Snow,’ you’ll surely wonder what record label she’s gunning for. With a timbre as dynamic as Florence Welsh, the singer/songwriter strips back the sentimental mush from falling snow to tell a clever tale about getting holed in for the winter; even in just four minutes, she fleshes out a character who wrestles with more than just frozen desire.”
     

    • 36 min
    Heather Taylor Mini Episode

    Heather Taylor Mini Episode

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    Songstress, visual artist & multi-instrumentalist Heather Taylor lights up the stage with her award winning folk & soul influenced tunes. Heather Taylor is creative to her core. Classically trained at The Crane School of Music, the Asheville, NC resident is accompanied by her octave mandolin and flute. She draws elements of blues, Americana, roots and rock into her songwriting.Taylor won the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition in 2017 and her more recent accolades include her win as Mountain Xpress readers’ second favorite local lyricist in the 2019 Best Of WNC survey, a solo debut at the international Fall LEAF Festival at Lake Eden, and a tour as a part of the NC Songsmiths collective.Heather is currently and actively working towards releasing original tunes and monthly cover songs to her patrons through Patreon.

    • 10 min
    Ep 109 Laura Boswell pt 2. Literally years in the making

    Ep 109 Laura Boswell pt 2. Literally years in the making

    Laura's tipjar info   Venmo @Laura-Boswell-1     PayPal leboswell9@gmail.com
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    Anna May
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    https://music.apple.com/us/album/flimsy-diatribe/1505445709  
     
     
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    “Laura is a vibrant, wholly original, deeply personal young artist. Her writing moves us closer to what the great Arthur Miller called the hidden narrative: the possibility of a moment of clarity, the experience of the genuine. I’m grateful for young writers like Laura in whose talent the deeply felt, sincere expression is very much alive and well.”- Grammy award-winning songwriter Mike Reid
     
    About
     
    Laura exhibits a poetic and technical depth that has garnered comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens, and Nick Drake. She writes intimate folk music with classical influence; along with being a singer-songwriter, Laura has a degree in classical guitar performance and studied classical piano from a young age. Laura views music as a bridge to human connection and vulnerability, as well as a powerful tool for fostering community. She has self-released two albums, Counting Eyes (2014) and Fall Away (2017). Hailing from the valleys of Central Pennsylvania, Laura now resides in the mountains of North Carolina where she continues to write, record, perform, and teach.
     
    Education
     
    Laura earned a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, where she also studied classical piano. In the fall of 2013 she studied at the USC’s Thornton School of Music with members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Laura has participated in masterclasses with Pepe Romero, Denis Azabagic, Adam Holzman, Martha Masters, Ben Verdery, Sergio Assad, and Duo Sudamericano.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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