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2014 Singer-Songwriter Contest

Can you write the next great ode to North Carolina? Enter this year’s singer-songwriter contest presented by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Arts & Culture

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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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Fiddle Festivals

Fiddlers’ conventions have long brought North Carolina communities together.
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Cigar-Box Fiddles

A craftsman in Asheville combines music, art, and history to give cigar boxes unexpected new life.

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The Man Who Taught a Fiddler to Play Guitar

Before he learned to play fiddle, the South’s most famous fiddler learned to play guitar. Charlie Daniels has never forgotten that moment, or the friend who taught him.
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Lakeside Legends

In the ’60s and ’70s, Williams Lake and Lake Artesia became weekend hotspots for teens looking to put on their shagging shoes and let loose.

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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 Fiddle Festivals

Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
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Catawba Valley

Where the Catawba River flows through Lincoln and Catawba counties, an ancient art form thrives.
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