It seems music is always playing – even if its just in the background. With this in mind, we asked this month’s writers, photographers, and story subjects to tell us what music filled the silence as they worked on the May 2012 issue.
We’ve assembled these songs into the music playlist below. So find a comfortable spot, kick back with this month’s Our State, and listen to the soundtrack for a richer experience.
The spectacular views in North Carolina’s High Country aren’t just inspiration for writers, painters, and sculptors. Those landscapes — the rugged gray face of Grandfather Mountain, the vibrant fall leaves, the deep green meadows — are brushstrokes on Earth’s own canvas.
The sprawling vineyards and wide-open skies that stretch for miles across seven North Carolina counties offer relaxing getaways — not to mention some of the state’s finest wines — for Sunday drivers aching to escape the rush of city life.