Mark Haywood

The band Many Nights Ahead performs on The State of Things.

Out of the Shenandoah Valley, Many Nights Ahead is a young 7-member bluegrass band looking to grow. Their music is influenced by the Shenandoah Valley and their backgrounds in genres such as blues and metal. 

The North Carolina Music Love Army Logo.
Skillet Gilmore

Two weeks ago, the North Carolina Music Love Army did not exist. It was just an idea.

Roger Manley

Thousands of curious visitors have made the trek out to Lucama, North Carolina.  The tiny rural town, home to just over a thousand people, has become an unlikely tourist attraction. The visitors come to see the whirligigs.  These are giant windmills, measuring up to six stories high and 50 feet wide, with hundreds of small moving parts. 

Town Mountain
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Last year, Town Mountain released their album Leave the Bottle.  On WNCW’s “Top 100 of 2012” list, the  Asheville-based bluegrass band's album earned the #19 spot. 

Town Mountain is playing tonight in Raleigh at The Pour House Music Hall.  The band joins Frank Stasio today in the studio to tell us about themselves and play a few songs.

Listen to their song "Come Break My Heart."

Cover of best-selling author Jeffery Deaver's new novel, 'The Kill Room.'

  Best-selling author Jeffery Deaver has garnered international acclaim through his murder mystery series of novels featuring former NYPD homicide detective Lincoln Rhyme.