Music

Carolina Gold

The Sound of Community: Carolina Gold

On weekends, when other guys his age are content with kicking back and listening to music, Joe Allen is sweating his way through marching band routines — and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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The Sound of Discovery at Lunchbox Records

Records — you know, the big, round, black discs that introduced you to Nat King Cole and Kenny Rogers and The Beatles — are still spinning at Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records.
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Songs in the Key of Life

It was a stereo, not a radio, even though the box said it came from Radio Shack. And it was a birthday present, maybe even the best one I ever got, the one that crossed me over from the era
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The Our State Music Series

For over a year, we’ve been inviting North Carolina musicians and bands to play their music in our office. Click on the images below to watch these sessions.
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North Carolina Mountain Music Playlist

Your mountain road trip isn’t just about arriving at your final destination; it’s about enjoying every bend, curve, and overlook along the way. Enjoy this collection of music perfect for a scenic byway cruise, featuring some of our favorite musical artists from western N.C.
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Farm Aid 2014

Follow along with us at this year’s Farm Aid, which features the best music has to offer while remaining true to its ultimate mission: supporting farmers and strengthening American agriculture.
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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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