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Arts & Culture
3:15 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out: In Concert In Raleigh

Guitarist and vocalist Russell Moore leads IIIrd Tyme Out at a WUNC Raleigh Concert
Credit Carol Jackson

Russell Moore's bluegrass career has included a stretch as a member of Doyle Lawson's Quicksilver band and as the leader of IIIrd Tyme Out since 1991. Born in Texas, he moved to North Carolina and later Georgia to follow his bluegrass dreams. Moore has been named IBMA Vocalist of the Year five times and the band has claimed Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive times.

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Arts & Culture
3:41 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

In Concert: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Live From Raleigh

WUNC Back Porch Music host Freddy Jenkins introduces Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
Credit Carol Jackson

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers' ramblings brought them to Raleigh during the IBMA World of Bluegrass in October. Just as the bluegrass gala was kicking off JMRR joined three other bands at a WUNC event at the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

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Arts & Culture
3:03 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

The Spinney Brothers: Canadian Bluegrass Live On WUNC

The Spinney Brothers
Credit Carol Jackson

Allan and Rick Spinney were born in Ontario, Canada, in the mid 1960s. Even that far north, the sound of southern bluegrass and country music caught fire, especially with Allan, at an early age.

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Arts & Culture
2:16 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Live From Raleigh

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper warming up prior to their performance.
Credit Carol Jackson

It was a grand night for banjos and fiddles and song. On Wednesday October 1, 2014, during Raleigh's Wide Open Bluegrass event, WUNC hosted four bands on the Daily Planet stage at the Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

LISTEN: IBMA Male Vocalist Of Year Recalls Accident That Almost Left Him Unable to Sing

Balsam Range

North Carolina bluegrass band Balsam Range took home the Entertainer of the Year award at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh last night.  The Haywood County ensemble's lead singer, Buddy Melton, was named Male Vocalist of the Year. The awards have special meaning for Melton who suffered major injuries from a farming accident in 2012. 

 "I was loading cattle and the cow kicked the gate I was closing," he told The State of Things host Frank Stasio in an interview last year.

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The State of Things
12:16 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Béla Fleck Comes To Raleigh For IBMA

Host Frank Stasio and Béla Fleck prepare for their conversation.
Hady Mawajdeh (WUNC)

  

 The relentless Béla Fleck is known for taking his banjo on a wide array of sonic journeys. 

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WUNC Updates
2:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

LISTEN: Musical Highlights From World Of Bluegrass, Raleigh

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper warming up prior to their performance.
Credit Carol Jackson

Concurrently with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) week-long World of Bluegrass, WUNC produced a special live broadcast with WAMU's Bluegrass Country in Washington, D.C. The program was hosted by Katy Daley of WAMU's Bluegrass Country and featured exclusive performances from three IBMA Award nominees:

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Arts & Culture
11:46 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Bluegrass! 'The State Of Things' Live Video Stream, Noon

Credit Carol Jackson

The State of Things is broadcasting live from the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh today, 10/2/14 at noon. Watch the show here:

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The State of Things
11:08 am
Thu October 2, 2014

World Of Bluegrass Rambles On

Credit IBMA

The World of Bluegrass festival is rambling through North Carolina this week.

The rising stars and veterans of bluegrass from around the world are in Raleigh. It’s all part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual convention, which moved to Raleigh last year.

Host Frank Stasio talks with IBMA board member Craig Havighurst, who hosts a radio program called “Music City Roots” from Nashville and has contributed to NPR and the Wall Street Journal.

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The State of Things
11:06 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Czech Romance With American Bluegrass

Marko Čermák is considered the father of Czech Bluegrass.
Lee Bidgood

People in the Czech Republic first heard bluegrass music during World War II when Western music was hard to access in the sphere of Soviet influence. 

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