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The Joy Formidable: Beautifully Chaotic
By:  Brandon Schneider - 4/27/2016
Described by Rolling Stone as “wickedly bracing and Himalaya-huge”, The Joy Formidable created so much noise inside the Cat's Cradle that the speakers rattled the walls. But yet they were also able to quiet down the audience to the point where you could hear the heels of the lead singer’s shoes clanking on the wooden stage.

Jason Adamo Band releases And Friends EP
By:  Erica Suarez-Pinket - 4/25/2016
A thoughtful and romantic collection so solid that it can be easily compared with the likes of other North Carolinian sound collectives such as Ben Folds Five, Firehouse, Daughtry, and even James Taylor.

Groove Fetish And TWIDDLE Live At The Lincoln
By:  Sheryl Bryant - 3/30/2016
3-D SPACE TRUCKIN' with Groove Fetish and TWIDDLE. A New Vision Voyage into the Unknown.

BallyHoo! - JD and The Straight Shots
By:  Mark Winston - 3/20/2016
The band’s performance at Durham’s Carolina Theatre opened with the slide-blues album cut “Empty” telling the story of hitting rock bottom and recovering. Their next number “Violet's Song” was featured on the 2014 soundtrack to the movie ‘August: Osage County.’

Nick Driver Releases New Album
By:  Danielle Rode - 3/18/2016
Nick Driver, local singer/songwriter talks about his new release Acoustic Mixtape EP, where he found the inspiration, and what he has planned for the future.

Sunday Evening Service With Luther Dickinson And The Cooperators
By:  Ike Riddick - 3/1/2016
Luther Dickinson presided over the Sunday Evening Service at The ArtsCenter last Sunday night, uplifting and spiritually enlightening those in attendance with his soul cleansing Mississippi blues.

An Evening with Booker T. Jones at Carrboro’s Arts Center
By:  Mark Winston - 2/27/2016
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend is still going strong and his stellar career has now spanned over 50 years.

Beer & Banjos at the Raleigh Times Bar
By:  Cindy Faulkner - 2/21/2016
Beer & Banjos is becoming a local favorite and takes place Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm. Raleigh Times is located at 14 E. Hargett St.(formerly at Tir Na Nog)

Raleigh Community Rallies Around Local Spinal Cord Injured Chef
By:  Press Release - 2/15/2016
Area Musicians to Support Benefit and Fundraiser Feb. 28, 2015, from 3 PM – 8 PM at The Big Easy, 222 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.

An Intimate Evening With Graham Nash At The Carolina Theatre
By:  Ike Riddick - 2/11/2016
Accompanied on stage by guitarist Shane Fontayne, former Hollies and CSN & Y member Graham Nash delighted those in attendance with his reflective storytelling and familiar harmonies that have echoed in our heads for decades.

Totty Announces New Album 'Oak City' After Viral Popularity Of Hit Single 'We Love Raleigh'
By:  Press Release - 2/10/2016
'We Love Raleigh' was produced for software company Red Hat and has been featured on ABC News and in The News and Observer

The Dublin-based roots band, I Draw Slow is playing the Duke Energy Center on February 26th.
By:  Press Release - 2/5/2016
White Wave Chapel, engineered and mastered by veteran Irish producer Brian Masterson (Planxty, The Chieftains, Van Morrison, Christy Moore, Norah Jones), has taken the band and their unique sound to an even wider audience.

Jonny Lang Brings His Faith, Heart and Soul To The Carolina Theatre
By:  Sheryl Bryant - 2/4/2016
Blues Kings Freddie, B.B and Albert souls must have stirred during Jonny Lang's exceptional performance.

Arlo Guthrie's 50th Anniversary Of Alice's Restaurant Tour - Carolina Theatre
By:  Sheryl Bryant - 1/29/2016
Arlo Guthrie captivates his audience with sentimental stories and meaningful songs. Guthrie brings the folklore and folk music history of the past 50 years to life.

Country Music Outlaw Jamey Johnson Serenades The Carolina Theatre
By:  Ike Riddick - 1/23/2016
On a rather frigid evening on 309 W. Morgan Street in Durham, Jamey Johnson ignited the Carolina Theatre with his deep soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics which reveal one man's journey through life in the South.

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