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.

Whispers in the Wood

In Pitt County, a luthier’s handcrafted guitars are sometimes discolored or full of knots; some are shaped liked snakes or shotguns. Each instrument’s story starts with the wood used to make it. And while the past may have left its scars, beauty can be found in the sights and sounds of art.

Etta Baker's Blues Legacy in North Carolina

Etta Baker’s Blues Legacy in North Carolina

Born on March 31, 1913, Etta Baker might not be a common household name across America, but her music’s influence continues to shape generations of musicians across genres. We’re celebrating her birthday this week by revisiting her legacy.