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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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    • 5.0 • 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 98 Salti Ray pt 2, parking lots and sirens

    Ep 98 Salti Ray pt 2, parking lots and sirens

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    Find Salti Ray here-https://www.saltiray.com/
    www.facebook.com/saltiray
    www.instagram.com/salti_gram/
     
    Funeral Lakes
    Bandcamp: https://funerallakes.bandcamp.com/  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5lsy9HwmsSnj3swvOWudrs?si=GveJ8l-5Tba0zP5vk8a6hQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/funerallakes/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmgM0x66OnyqEM9jtNqIRiA Twitter: https://twitter.com/FuneralLakes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funerallakes/  
     
    Use this phrase daily - "Alexa, play podcast, WNC Original"
     
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    • 35 min
    Episode 97 - Represented, the voting episode, and I say 'compilation' 163 times

    Episode 97 - Represented, the voting episode, and I say 'compilation' 163 times

    This episode features selections from Represented, the  WNC Musicians For Change compilation album in support of voting rights and access. Here's a link to the whole thing. All tracks are free, and contain links to valuable voting information.
    https://wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com/album/represented
     
    Our musicians are supporting several causes, but the main compilation supports Reclaim Our Vote, an organization that fights to restore voting rights to disenfranchised populations.
    actionnetwork.org/forms/reclaim-our-vote-signup
     
    For a great selection of voting resources visit https://www.vote.org/
     

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    Artists featured on this episode
     
    Julia Sanders
    https://www.facebook.com/JuliaSandersBand
     
    The Blue Eyed Bettys
    https://www.facebook.com/theblueeyedbettys
     
    Tin Roof Echo
    https://tinroofecho.com/home
     
    The Deathbots
    https://www.facebook.com/thedeathbots/
     
    Eleanor Underhill
    https://www.facebook.com/eleanorunderhillandfriends
     
    The Lily Vakili Band
    https://www.facebook.com/LilyVakiliBand
     
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    • 30 min
    Ep 96 Songs of the Folk pt 3

    Ep 96 Songs of the Folk pt 3

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    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bght39/Ep96songsofthefolkpt3.mp3
     
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    Listen and follow Song of the Folk at these places
    https://www.facebook.com/SongsoftheFolk
    https://songsofthefolk.com
    https://www.instagram.com/songsofthefolk
     
    Thanks to Eric Case for the closing song
    https://www.facebook.com/thisisericcase
    https://www.instagram.com/ericcaseband/
     
     
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    All music used by permission
     

    “Here’s to the words and the Songs of the Folk that come like a fire, and linger like the smoke…”
    Songs of the Folk is a music duo formed by Tyler and Lauren Cason, based out of Western North Carolina, who perform original music that incorporates folk revival and roots-based elements within an elevated art form that focuses on lyrical content, innovative harmony, and unique instrumental techniques.
    The couple met in college while obtaining their Master’s degrees in music. In 2015, the two formed the band, Swamp Rabbit Railroad, playing numerous shows across the Southeast, including the Savannah Folk Music Society, Isis Music Hall in Asheville, WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, an opening for Gabe Dixon at The Spinning Jenny, and an opening for Davina and the Vagabonds at The Grey Eagle. In 2017, Swamp Rabbit Railroad released a studio album, Down by the Riverside, a unique collection of spiritual folk songs recorded in a historic church in Upstate South Carolina and produced by Nashville artist/producer, Akil Thompson (Little Big Town, Jonny Lang, Kelly Clarkson). The album is currently available on most major listening platforms.
    Songs of the Folk combines high-level musical training with a natural sense of American roots music, creating a characteristic style that is both sophisticated and authentic, innovative and familiar. Their songs are for and about people in all walks of life, appealing to both the common listener and the connoisseur alike.
    Songs of the Folk is currently recording selections of their original songs with producer, Mike Horner of Sideways Audio. Debut singles “The Man in the Arcade,” “The Ballad of Maddie Rice,” and “Aloysius Beam” have been released with several more singles coming out throughout 2020.
    “‘Is there a more aptly named musical act than Songs of the Folk? Their music recalls the beginnings of folk. Not early America, not Celtic troubadours, but the beginnings of music itself, when song was a tool to tell stories. When you hear a Songs of the Folk selection, you will be impressed with the harmonies and the instrumental skill, but what will stick with you are the stories. You kind of get the idea they are building a world, and you’re hearing the first scenes in something larger. They sing about someone in their community and you can’t help but picture the whole town, and the next song seems to exist in that same town. You look forward to the next tune like you do the next chapter of a book. One you don’t want to put down.”
    -WNC Original Music Podcast

    • 56 min
    Songs Worth Downloading - Andrew Thelston Band and Who I Are

    Songs Worth Downloading - Andrew Thelston Band and Who I Are

    Alex Deutsch, bassist for jangle pop band Modern Strangers, recommends some of the best music Western North Carolina has to offer. We recommend these songs to download because you're going to want to listen to them over and over. Here are a couple of easy links to download these songs-
    https://open.spotify.com/track/3MQGLhrG58yQw0zA7lzdy1?si=iljoC4ZzTv6kL_eG20p1ow
    https://open.spotify.com/track/1Ax5fQrVYacoYmhp4GubEJ?si=5il3b13JRvuVoG7BOHMMiQ
     
    Special guest reviewer Landon Gray is leader of the band Landon Gray and the Lucky Strikes and hosts the The First Gray Music Pod on YouTube
    https://www.instagram.com/landogray/
     
    Songs Worth Downloading is hosted by Alex Deutsch
     
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    Our Group Page - https://bit.ly/WNCOMGroup
     
    Visit our compilation album from WNC Musicians for Change
    https://wncoriginalmusic.bandcamp.com/album/until-the-job-is-done
     
    More From Andrew Thelston Band
    https://www.facebook.com/andrewthelstonmusic/
     
    More from Who I Are
    https://www.facebook.com/whoiaretheband/
     
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    Theme song by Modern Strangers
    www.modernstrangers.com
     
    All music used by permission

    • 11 min
    Ep 95 Taylor Maxson pt 1 - More than enough Taylors

    Ep 95 Taylor Maxson pt 1 - More than enough Taylors

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    https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gki7gc/Ep95TaylorMaxsonpt1.mp3
     
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    Listen and follow Taylor at these places
    https://taylormaxson.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/Tbird-104463224561160/
    https://soundcloud.com/taylor-maxson-473072032
     
    Photo courtesy of Heather Burditt Photography
    https://www.heatherburdittphotography.com
     
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    All music used by permission

    • 36 min
    Ep 94 Hope Griffin pt 3, Keep Hope Alive! (don't worry she's fine)

    Ep 94 Hope Griffin pt 3, Keep Hope Alive! (don't worry she's fine)

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    Listen and follow Hope  at these places
    https://www.hopegriffinmusic.com
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    Thanks to The Krickets for the closing song
    www.thekrickets.com
    www.facebook.com/thefloridacrickets
     
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    Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Hope Griffin was literally born into music. Surrounded by a musical family, she began singing and performing when she was very young. Hope first got turned onto the idea of writing her own music when she received a guitar at age 17. She attended Carson-Newman University and went on to receive a Bachelors degree in classical voice. It was there that her true flair for songwriting developed. Hope’s drive to perform her original works was launched after winning a songwriters contest in college in 2007. She eventually moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she began introducing her angelic vocals and folky lyrics into the music scene.
    Hope quickly began to rise as an Asheville favorite. In 2012, her debut single “Hanging In The Balance” made international radio play. She was recognized in regional publications such as the Herald-Journal, The Mountain Xpress, and The Daily Times. She appeared on WNC television, and began touring all over the Southeast USA. In 2014, in an effort to expand her acoustic sound, she teamed up with NJ born cellist and Asheville transplant Jamie Leigh Bennett to create a dynamic guitar/cello blend of original sound. In 2016, 2017 & 2018, she consecutively snagged both best “Singer-Songwriter” and best “Acoustic/Folk Band” titles in Western North Carolina though community votes. Together, their combined fusion of her silky vocals and Jamie Leigh’s deep, rich cello lines has made for a listening experience quite unlike any other. Hope’s “in your face” style of ballad writing, as well as the duo’s reputation for playing fresh versions of songs that span through the decades has made them popular amongst a wide range of age groups.
    Hope continued to wow audiences and stretch the musical boundaries by switching from soulful ballads to high-energy blues with ease. Her 6 original song EP, entitled “Say What You Will” released on February 6th, 2015 to a sold out show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Her third song on the album titled “A Fisherman’s Life” was awarded “best song” in WNC in 2016. Each song on the record offered a diverse style and hook worthy of its subject matter, but all were linked with Hope’s angelic voice, catchy beats, and poignant imagery. The album was one that fans of folk music and singer-songwriters had been waiting for since Hope first began mesmerizing her audiences, and was the perfect exhibition of her extraordinary talent.
    Riding on the wings of the success of 2015’s album, Hope jumped back in the studio to record a larger project titled “Where the Soil & the Stars Meet”, which released on October 31st, 2016. As a strong follow up to her previous release, Hope’s album—her first LP—was as eclectic and as unpredictable of a musical journey as those who fell in love with her debut might have expected. Song after song, Hope defied convention, leading her audience by the hand through honest reflections of true love, a broken heart left devastated, a chance meet

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23 Ratings

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