This spring, queue up tunes about blooms and hone your green thumb as you listen to our curated Spotify playlist featuring 10 songs by North Carolina artists.
The legacy of the legendary flat-picking guitarist from Watauga County lives on.
Remembering Philip Gerard
On November 7, 2022, our friend and longtime writer Philip Gerard passed away unexpectedly. In every story that he wrote for us, he helped us understand a little bit more about what it means to be a North Carolinian.
An Our State Playlist: Carolina Classical
This winter, cozy up indoors with our curated Spotify playlist featuring performances by North Carolina symphonies, composers, and contemporary classical-pop artists.
Fearless in the Foothills
Hidden away in the hollers just west of the Piedmont, where the land begins to rise, our ancestors learned to enjoy themselves with homemade whiskey, music, car racing, and other activities that provided relief from the arduous work of farming and laboring in mills.
An Our State Playlist: Carolina Country
Trace the roots of country music in the Old North State with our curated Spotify playlist featuring 30 songs by North Carolina musicians.
An Our State Playlist: Mighty MerleFest 2022
Our curated Spotify playlist features a selection of the talented artists that are performing at this year’s famous festival.
An Our State Playlist: That Ole Time Religion
This spring, we’ve curated a roof-raising, harmony-laden Spotify playlist featuring 20 great gospel songs by North Carolina artists.
A Q&A with Our State’s Resident Playlist Maker: Mark Kemp
Each month, our senior editor, a former music editor of Rolling Stone, curates one-of-a-kind Spotify playlists featuring North Carolina songs and musicians. We sat down with him to find out more about his love of music.