Music

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Spreading his Gospel

A Gaston County disc jockey works to revive beach music.
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James Taylor sings Carolina in my Mind

Carolina in My Mind

More than a song and more than a state of mind, James Taylor’s classic speaks to where we’ve been, where we are, and where we always want to be.
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The Soundtrack: July 2012

Hear James Taylor, along with George Harrison and Paul McCartney, on a version of Carolina In My Mind and other music inspired by the July 2012 issue.
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Doc Watson: A Tribute Playlist

Hear a few of our favorite Doc Watson songs in this special music playlist.
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Searching for the Blues

One man finds his musical niche — and more — in Raleigh.
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The Soundtrack: June 2012

This month’s music playlist features the perfect summer songs for the June issue, as recommended by some of our writers and photographers.
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Carolina Cowboy

The Tar Heel State helps Bobby Plough find his calling.
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The Soundtrack: May 2012

Listen to the music that inspired some of this month’s contributing writers, photographers, and story subjects.
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The Space to Improvise

Music gave Rodney Marsh direction. Long after he first discovered his talent, he created a place to help others feel at ease when they perform — ease he never felt when he was on stage.
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A Musical Revolution: The Kruger Brothers

American music inspired two brothers in Europe to pick up their guitars and banjos, and seek out the sound of Appalachia.
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