Soul Music http://wunc.org en Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music http://wunc.org/post/dark-water-rising-diversifies-southern-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Chapel-Hill based band </span><a href="http://www.darkwaterrising.net/" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Dark Water Rising</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> mixes southern rock, gospel harmonies, and traditional </span>Lumbee<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> influence to create their "rocky soul" sound. They got together in 2008, when none of them had any formal music training. Since then, they have gained local and national recognition throughout Native American communities.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33246 at http://wunc.org Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music The Singing Waiter Takes On Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/singing-waiter-takes-greensboro <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">You may have seen him at Fincastles in downtown Greensboro. He’s dubbed “the singing waiter” for his profession and his passion. <a href="http://www.soulcentralband.com/">Bobby “Jaybird” Williams and the Soul Central band </a>bring the funk, as well as the R &amp; B and soul, to the Triad. Host Frank Stasio talks to them, and they play live at the Triad Stage in Greensboro.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:56:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 27568 at http://wunc.org The Singing Waiter Takes On Greensboro 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/5-great-musicians-you-might-not-know-are-eastern-north-carolina <p>Eastern North Carolina has yielded a rich crop of nationally recognized African American musicians. People like jazz pianist and composer <a href="http://www.monkzone.com/">Thelonious Monk</a>.</p><p>But many musicians hailing from this part of the state have gone unnoticed. A new book,&nbsp;<a href="http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=3442"><em>African American Music Trails of Eastern North Carolina</em></a>, takes readers on a musical journey through this overlooked region.</p><p>Here are five musicians whose roots run deep in Eastern Carolina:</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:04:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell 27297 at http://wunc.org 5 Great Musicians You Might Not Know Are From Eastern North Carolina 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 Movie Series Looks At History Of America's Music http://wunc.org/post/movie-series-looks-history-americas-music <p></p><p><a href="http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/Pages/americasmusic.aspx" style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">America’s Music</a><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;"> is a film and performance series that traces the soundtrack of a nation.&nbsp;The program features documentary screenings and discussions about the history of </span>20th<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;"> century American popular music from blues to Broadway and bluegrass to rock 'n' roll.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:02:24 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 21919 at http://wunc.org Movie Series Looks At History Of America's Music Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan! http://wunc.org/post/chaka-khan-chaka-khan <p>Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan! It’s a name that just rolls off your tongue.&nbsp; The famous R &amp; B and “funk” superstar has a voice that has mesmerized fans for decades with its range and flexibility.&nbsp; And who can forget the feathers and the hair!&nbsp;&nbsp; Chaka Khan takes the stage in Durham this weekend. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 17186 at http://wunc.org Chaka Khan! Chaka Khan!