Musicians Who Move Us

The tunes created by these talented North Carolinians fill our homes and hearts all year. During Black History Month, especially, we love to celebrate their legacies.

Meet the Maker: Walker Banjos

The twang of banjos and the buzz of power tools have filled the Kinston home of luthier Marvin Walker for nearly 30 years. The fruits of his labor are stringed works of art that he often gives away to lucky — and usually unsuspecting — musicians.