New podcast episode: Cane Mill Road //

Deep Gap, North Carolina, is known around the world as the home of the legendary Doc Watson and his son Merle. Now the rising bluegrass band Cane Mill Road is carrying on the legacy.

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Governor Proclaims 2019 The Year of Music //

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed 2019 The Year of Music to recognize North Carolina’s influence on America’s most important musical genres and to celebrate, support and sustain the state’s strong music heritage. 

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David Holt’s State of Music Season 3 Now on PBS //

David Holt's State of Music showcases top performers of traditional and new acoustic music.

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Nina Simone’s Hometown Honors Singer //

Tryon, N.C., is celebrating the legacy of its most famous daughter who died in 2003. The three-room house where Simone was born ...

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Meet Arvil Freeman - 2018 N.C. Heritage Award Recipient //

Fiddler Arvil Freeman of Buncombe County has performed and passed on his traditions for over fifty years and is known for his smooth and melodic long-bow style.

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