192 episodes

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 154 Laura Jane Vincent pt1

    Ep 154 Laura Jane Vincent pt1

    Welcome Laura Jane Vincent to the podcast! Lots of fun and misunderstandings.
     
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    https://laurajanevincent.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/user/LaurajVincent
    https://www.facebook.com/LauraJaneVincentmusic
    https://www.instagram.com/laurajvincent
     
    Thanks to His and Hers for the closing song
    www.hisandhersnc.com
     
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    Laura Jane Vincent is a performer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter. She writes
    ballads of strength loss and triumph featuring stories of those who should know better but just
    simply can't help themselves. Her most recent album “All These Machines” released February 2020, is available everywhere. She tours the entire east coast and Midwest when there’s not an unexpected global health event in the way. She is currently working on her 3rd full length album, once again at Black Rabbit Audio studio with award winning producer Tom Troyer, who also is a permanent member of her live band.
     
    She was named by the Triad Music Festival AMPD Expo as songwriter of the year for 2017. She is also the creator and curator of the twice annual music festival Glendonfest in Moore County, NC. Established in 2016, the event features 25+ regional and national touring acts over two days in the spring and fall.
    In addition to promoting and performing her own music, Laura also is the manager and publicist
    for a handful of select music clients, creatively directing their career trajectories and all tasks
    related to booking and representation. She also serves on the community advisory board for the
    North Carolina Folk Festival, and assists with the production and successful creation of various
    entertainment events across the southeast. She lives in a 200 year old farmhouse on 21 acres in the middle of nowhere in southeastern rural North Carolina with her partner, drummer David Tippetts and an ever changing menagerie of fuzzy pets.
     
     
    His & Hers is a husband and wife fronted Americana folk band from North Carolina.  Caleb and Sara Davis have been playing together as His & Hers since 2013.  They have released 3 albums, including “Come On In”, out in September 2022. 
     
    His & Hers has played many festivals and stages, including Merlefest, AppaloosaFest, The CBC Bluegrass Festival, The Daniel Boone Festival, The Ramkat, The Blue Ridge Music Center Amphitheatre, The COMMA Theatre, Muddy Creek Music Hall, and many others.  They have shared the stage with and/or opened for many regional and national touring Americana acts including: Scythian, Dom Flemmons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Mason Via (Old Crow Medicine Show), Zoe & Cloyd, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Cane Mill Road, Caroline Owens, Hank Smith & Pattie Kinlaw, Tyler Nail and many more.
     

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    Ep 153 Carrie Morrison pt 2

    Ep 153 Carrie Morrison pt 2

    Carrie Morrison didn't learn better the first time so she joins the podcast this week, including live performances with Jamie Leigh Bennett and Andrew Thelston
     
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    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 Carrie Marshall for the closing song
    https://www.instagram.com/carrie_marshall_/
    https://www.facebook.com/carriemarshallmusic
    https://www.carriemarshall.net
     
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    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.)
     
    Carrie Marshall - Jazz and Blues Vocalist. Songwriter. Artist. Actress. Storyteller. There are defining moments that shape the unique story of our lives. Carrie loves to share her story through musical performances, interweaving known classic jazz and blues standards with her versatile, award-winning original songs. Whether taking a “Sentimental Journey” or singing the blues, Carrie, a recent breast cancer survivor, shares hope, joy, struggle and peace through music. She encourages listeners to tap their toes to the beat of their own “syncopated rhythm”, finding gold in even the darkest of places. 
     

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    Ep 152 The Well Drinkers

    Ep 152 The Well Drinkers

    The Well Drinkers jump in on this week's episode to discuss their EP and new single.
     
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    https://www.thewelldrinkers.com
    https://www.facebook.com
    https://www.instagram.com/welldrinkers_bluegrass/
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    The Well Drinkers are a progressive, original bluegrass and Americana band based out of Western North Carolina, whose range extends to festivals and venues across the Southeast.
     
    Since the band's creation in 2019, the group has striven to combine traditional roots of their Appalachian region with progressive instrumentation, songwriting, and subject matter. The group doesn't shy away from the opportunity to bring experimental jams, jazz, Cajun, classical and reggae into their live performances
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    Jake Bachman  |  lead vocals, mandolin
    Adam Bachman  |  dobro, pedal steel, vocals
    Josh Riley  |  upright bass, vocals
    Jeremy Rilko  |  banjo, vocals
    Andrew Wakefield  |  guitar, vocals
     

    • 53 min
    Ep 151 Hustle Souls - Walking Off the Plank

    Ep 151 Hustle Souls - Walking Off the Plank

    Billy Litz of Hustle Souls  stops by the podcast to talk about their new EP and solve most of the world's problems.
     
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    Thanks to LITZ for the closing song
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    https://www.litzmusic.com/
     
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    Hustle Souls is an Asheville, NC based 4-piece who blend dust-covered-vinyl soul nostalgia with modern sensibility.; recently named one of "Music Connections" Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Driven by a lust for songwriting, the band’s fervid live performance is heightened by undeniable instrumental prowess and 3 part vocal harmony. With relentless touring, sold out shows and major festival appearances the band has earned a reputation as one of the East Coast’s most promising acts.
     
    LITZ is a power house of sound and soul blending retro vibes with a modern spirit.  Formed in 2013 in Montgomery county Maryland  by brothers Austin, Logan and Michael Litz, And named after the family music store, Victor Litz Music, LITZ has toured through most of the country and is a staple of regional jam and electronic festivals.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ghosts Of Liberty Bonus Episode

    Ghosts Of Liberty Bonus Episode

    Bonus episode with extra silliness from The Ghosts Of Liberty
     

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    Find The Ghosts Of Liberty here-
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    • 23 min
    Ep 150 The Ghosts Of Liberty

    Ep 150 The Ghosts Of Liberty

    The Ghosts of Liberty visit the podcast, bring a special guest, sing songs, and slap.
     
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    Thanks to Mike Walsh for the closing song
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    The Americana roots duo that would evolve to become “The Ghosts of Liberty” got its start long before Emma and Tyler Millard knew they would eventually be married.
     
    To tell that story, we must first roll back the clock to 2006. Tyler is 21 and sitting in a doctor’s office after having noticed that his peripheral vision had been giving him some trouble during a college game of ultimate frisbee. The news comes like a tidal wave when the doctor says, “You’re slowly going blind. You have RP. There’s no known cure.”
     
    But it’s not in Ty’s nature to be held down. So he pivots. He picks up a guitar for the first time and begins playing o bsessively. Then singing. Then writing. He can no longer teach high school math, so he puts together a local blues-rock band in his small North Carolina town and begins playing full-time. Over the next several years, his musical chops get sharper as his vision slowly but surely continues to betray him. “It felt like a race against time.”
     
    That Emma would end up singing for her supper was far less uncertain. She teaches herself how to wail and belt just like all the country greats as a little girl growing up in the heart of Texas. But this is just the beginning. As life goes on, from church choir to classical opera, musicals and fronting an alternative pop-rock band, she sees a lot of different audiences for a lot of different reasons, but one thing remains the same: how much she loves singing for every one of them. “Throughout my lifelong struggle with depression, and for all of life’s celebrations, music is my source of purpose. It’s my calling. It has always been what pulls me and pushes me when nothing else can.”
     
    Fast forward to 2014. Emma meets Tyler for the first time at a “jam session” and they immediately hit it off as friends. She begins opening up for his band at local gigs, meanwhile spending hours offstage with him, writing and bonding over late night milkshakes and rural dive bar booths. Over time this bonding leads to the realization that each makes the other better in life and music. Tyler’s steady, funny and loving personality give Emma the confidence to believe in herself and to continue chasing her passion, while Emma’s spontaneous and sentimental nature provide Tyler with a ceaseless supply of inspiration and motivation. In 2018, under a giant oak tree, they make their union official in a beautiful late summer ceremony.
     
    In January of 2020, six years after they met and hundreds of live shows later, “The Ghosts of Liberty,” their first child, was born. The name hails from a mutual fascination with the paranormal- (Emma believes, Tyler is a skeptic, but alas we digress) as well as a deep love for all things historic- and the abiding belief that all people are deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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    From the heartland of America, Mike Walsh has been playing music i

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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