Music

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North Carolina Jam Sessions

To make great music, we don’t always need a first fiddle or a musical score. At these 10 jam sessions throughout the state, picking and strumming come naturally — with no agenda but the pleasure of playing.
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Lowland Hum: Free Download and Q&A

Lowland Hum shares an exclusive download with Our State readers.
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Summer’s Soundtrack

There’s no better backdrop for beach music than the ocean or a better stage than the Tiki Pier at Carolina Beach.

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Artist Spotlight: Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry has been playing banjo since his childhood in Missouri, but since moving to North Carolina he has gained notoriety, friendships, and a place to call home.
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The Red Clay Ramblers

Shaped by the ever-changing music scene in Chapel Hill, the Ramblers have always been experimenters.

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The Old Ceremony: Live at Our State

Songwriter Django Haskins and violinist Gabriel Pelli of The Old Ceremony stopped by the Our State office with instruments in tow for a special performance.
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Joe Newberry: Live at Our State

Joe Newberry fills the Our State library with vivid stories and sounds of Appalachia.
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Appalachian Music Playlist

Joe Newberry may be known as a prizewinning musician, but this month he’s also serving as our Appalachian DJ.
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Bombadil: Live at Our State

Bombadil, a band comprised of Daniel Michalak, James Phillips and Stuart Robinson, illuminated the Our State library with their music and charm.
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The Rooster’s Wife

At this Aberdeen venue, the rules of the coop are clear: It’s all about the music.
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