Folk Music http://wunc.org en Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' http://wunc.org/post/loamlands-takes-heavy-themes-heavy-guitar-some-kind-light <p></p><p></p><p>Kym Register and Will Hackney are back in the Triangle after a long stint on the road. The pair makes up the band, Loamlands, and they’re playing a homecoming show in Carrboro this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:08:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Eric Hodge 38812 at http://wunc.org Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' Folk Songs From The Soul http://wunc.org/post/folk-songs-soul <p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">For <a href="http://skylargudasz.com/home.html">Skylar Gudasz</a>, a whisper can resonate louder than a shout. The Carrboro folk singer has toured with national musicians in <a href="http://bigstarthird.com/">Big Star Third</a> and collaborated locally with <a href="http://spookywoods.bandcamp.com/">Spooky Woods</a>. She showcases her soft, but powerful vocals and elegant songwriting in her upcoming solo album, <i>Oleander</i>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:00:23 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 38043 at http://wunc.org Folk Songs From The Soul Bombadil Jumps Back Into "Tarpits and Canyonlands" http://wunc.org/post/bombadil-jumps-back-tarpits-and-canyonlands <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Melodic rhythms and adventurous harmonies are hallmarks of the music of Durham-based folk rock band <a href="http://bombadilmusic.com/">Bombadil</a>. But the songs are more than their melodies; Bombadil’s songs are rooted in sentimental and witty stories about characters like caterpillars and bears.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:22:16 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 37630 at http://wunc.org Bombadil Jumps Back Into "Tarpits and Canyonlands" Meet Don Pedi http://wunc.org/post/meet-don-pedi <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina transplant Don Pedi grew up just outside of Boston across the Chelsea River from Logan Airport in the sixties. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">Don’s journey to the Tar Heel state includes one life-changing night at a coffee house, a spontaneous cross-country tour and a passion for the dulcimer.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:11:27 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 36556 at http://wunc.org Meet Don Pedi WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio http://wunc.org/post/watch-10-time-grammy-winner-bobby-hicks-performs-studio <p></p><p></p><p>Bobby Hicks had no intention of playing fiddle as a kid. He was playing mandolin in a band with his brothers when one of them asked for some help.</p><p>"My brother had a friend he wanted in the band, but he couldn't play anything," said Hicks. "So he talked me into teaching him to play the mandolin, and then they fired me."</p><p>It was to all our benefit.</p><p>http://youtu.be/G66JtZN3BEo</p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 16:01:06 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 35821 at http://wunc.org WATCH: 10-Time Grammy Winner Bobby Hicks Performs In-Studio New Songs With Old Roots http://wunc.org/post/new-songs-old-roots <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.brucepiephoff.net/">Bruce </a><a href="http://www.brucepiephoff.net/">Piephoff</a>'s music draws inspiration from the Appalachian tradition of story and character-centered songs. The poet, guitarist and singer released a new album, "Soft Soap Purrings" earlier this year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:52:16 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32644 at http://wunc.org New Songs With Old Roots Houndmouth's Folk Songs Tell Vivid Stories http://wunc.org/post/houndmouths-folk-songs-tell-vivid-stories <p></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The members of</span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://houndmouth.com/">Houndmouth</a>, an Americana quartet, grew up in the small town of New Albany, Indiana. Their&nbsp;music draws from their roots and combines folksy narratives with more rugged rock.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:41:07 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31671 at http://wunc.org Houndmouth's Folk Songs Tell Vivid Stories Indie-Pop Band Morning Brigade Previews Sophomore Album http://wunc.org/post/indie-pop-band-morning-brigade-previews-sophomore-album <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><i>Above Our Heads</i></span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">, the first album by Chapel Hill band Morning Brigade, took an in-depth look at love and relationships. Their second album offers an even more vulnerable examination of these themes. Songwriter and vocalist Peter Vance finds inspiration and catharsis in writing about his personal history and medical struggles. </span></font></span></font> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:49:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30204 at http://wunc.org Indie-Pop Band Morning Brigade Previews Sophomore Album 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 Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten http://wunc.org/post/historic-marker-dedicated-elizabeth-cotten <p><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">In the early 1900s in Carrboro, a young Elizabeth Cotten took her brother's handmade guitar from under his bed. </span></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:01:01 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22974 at http://wunc.org Historic Marker Dedicated To Elizabeth Cotten