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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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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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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

The Greensboro-based husband and wife duo discuss music, life on the road, and share their newest single, “Ballad of Saudade.”
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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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