Music

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Libba Cotten

From her picking style to her unlikely path to fame, the folk music heroine from Carrboro always did things her own way.
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The Big Show on the Sounds: Show Boat

“Show Boat” was the one of the most popular musicals ever made. And it all started when writer Edna Ferber fell in love with the floating theater in Bath in 1925.
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Summer 2014 Soundtrack

A North Carolina summer sounds like no other. While fireflies and fireworks light up the evening skies, we invite you to sit back and enjoy this playlist which features some of our favorite artists from across the state. Like what you hear? You can catch most of these bands on tour this season.
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Mint Julep Jazz Band: Live at Our State

Durham’s Mint Julep Jazz Band turns the Our State library into a dance hall.
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Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends: Live at Our State

Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends play some of their newest tunes in the Our State library.
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Chatham County Line: Live at Our State

Watch Chatham County Line perform songs from their newest album, Tightrope, in the Our State library.
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10 Outdoor Events You Shouldn’t Miss in N.C.

From live music to food festivals, there is no shortage of ways to spend a day outside in North Carolina.
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The Moon and You: Live at Our State

Asheville acoustic duo The Moon and You stopped by the Our State library with cello and guitar in tow.
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String Towns

There’s great music in every corner of our state. Here are just a few places to hear and play traditional tunes.
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Fiddle or Violin?

The fiddle is an instrument so versatile it takes on a different name when it’s used to play classical music.
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