NC Musician http://wunc.org en Raleigh's Kat Robichaud: The Voice Finalist Winds Down Kickstarter, Ramps Up Plans http://wunc.org/post/raleighs-kat-robichaud-voice-finalist-winds-down-kickstarter-ramps-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Raleigh glam rocker Kat </span>Robichaud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> finished in the top ten of <a href="http://www.nbc.com/the-voice" target="_blank">NBC's program The Voice </a>last season. Robichaud says that she never could have imagined the kind of success she found on television: </span>"I was an awkward little girl, I just didn't fit in anywhere. High school sucked. College, honestly wasn't too much better. And it wasn't until I joined my band that I started finding my voice. When my band broke up I was devastated. I didn't know what to do. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:52:13 +0000 Carol Jackson 31064 at http://wunc.org Raleigh's Kat Robichaud: The Voice Finalist Winds Down Kickstarter, Ramps Up Plans Durham Singer-Songwriter Anna Rose Beck Writes Of Love, Loss And Longing On New Album http://wunc.org/post/durham-singer-songwriter-anna-rose-beck-writes-love-loss-and-longing-new-album <p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:08:33 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 28733 at http://wunc.org Durham Singer-Songwriter Anna Rose Beck Writes Of Love, Loss And Longing On New Album The Evolution Of The Music Of Branford Marsalis http://wunc.org/post/evolution-music-branford-marsalis-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Grammy-award winning artist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.branfordmarsalis.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Branford Marsalis</a>&nbsp;is one of the world’s leading jazz artists.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 27685 at http://wunc.org The Evolution Of The Music Of Branford Marsalis Duke's John Brown Jazzes Up Christmas With Durham's Nnenna Freelon http://wunc.org/post/dukes-john-brown-jazzes-christmas-durhams-nnenna-freelon <p>Christmas music. It's nearly inescapable&nbsp;at this time of year - on the radio, in shops, in cafes, everywhere. When Phoebe Judge sat down to talk about "Christmas" with jazz double bassist John Brown, the question arose: Why would musicians want to add to the large catalog of existing Christmas songs and recordings?</p><p>"It comes from a place of joy," said the double bassist. "We wanted to take this material that's tested, tried and true and say something different about it."</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:48:52 +0000 Keith Weston & Phoebe Judge 27615 at http://wunc.org Duke's John Brown Jazzes Up Christmas With Durham's Nnenna Freelon African American Music Trails Of Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/african-american-music-trails-eastern-north-carolina <p>Maceo Parker, Billy Taylor, Thelonius Monk: many soul and jazz legends have North Carolina roots. The new book "<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3442">African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina</a>," creates a road map of African American musical history.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:54:42 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 27211 at http://wunc.org African American Music Trails Of Eastern North Carolina Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band http://wunc.org/post/carolina-chocolate-drops-co-founder-leave-band <p></p><p>Dom Flemons, a co-founder of North Carolina-based Grammy award winning string band<a href="http://www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/" target="_blank"> The Carolina Chocolate Drops</a>, will leave the band in mid-December following a series of concert dates. He will be starting a solo career.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:02:03 +0000 Keith Weston 25729 at http://wunc.org Carolina Chocolate Drops Co-Founder To Leave Band Ironing Board Sam Performs Rhythm & Blues http://wunc.org/post/ironing-board-sam-performs-rhythm-blues-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Ironing Board Sam has been playing rhythm and blues professionally since he was 16 years old in Rock Hill, SC. He's now 73, living in Chapel Hill and his passion for music-making is as strong as ever. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:01:13 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 24724 at http://wunc.org Ironing Board Sam Performs Rhythm & Blues The Evolution of the Music of Branford Marsalis http://wunc.org/post/evolution-music-branford-marsalis <p>Grammy-award winning artist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.branfordmarsalis.com/">Branford Marsalis</a>&nbsp;is one of the world’s leading jazz artists. In a career spanning more than three decades, the saxophonist has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music across an array of genres.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:06:14 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 22457 at http://wunc.org The Evolution of the Music of Branford Marsalis Winston-Salem Musicians Mourn Death Of Faye Hunter http://wunc.org/post/winston-salem-musicians-mourn-death-faye-hunter <p>The Winston-Salem community mourns the loss of local musician Faye Hunter, who was found dead in on Saturday of an apparent suicide. She was 59 years old. Hunter was the bassist in the 80’s band<a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lets-active-mn0000259561"> Let’s Active</a>, which was led by Mitch Easter. Yesterday on "Here &amp; Now," host <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/07/25/remembering-faye-hunter">Jeremy Hobson interviewed Easter about his former bandmate</a>.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Laura Candler 19605 at http://wunc.org Winston-Salem Musicians Mourn Death Of Faye Hunter Musician Jeanne Jolly Returns From National Tour http://wunc.org/post/musician-jeanne-jolly-returns-national-tour <p><a href="http://www.jeannejolly.com/">Jeanne Jolly</a> visited our studio a year ago in the early stages of working on her album, “Angels.” Now, she is back in the midst of a national tour promoting her album. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:20:06 +0000 Adija Manley & Frank Stasio 17237 at http://wunc.org Musician Jeanne Jolly Returns From National Tour