Music

Tiki Bar Playlist

Tiki Bar Playlist

Transport yourself to Tiki Pier with these ten songs selected by Abbie Sinclair, owner of the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach.
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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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