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Sampling the Sixties with Mash-Up Artist Dirty Art Club

9/19/2018
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"You'd be really hard-pressed to listen to something today and not be able to at least find four bars of it that's completely derivative of something else." So says super music producer Mark Ronson, and so agrees Charlotte electronic act Dirty Art Club, who samples thousands of songs, sounds and pop culture snippets in his music. The post Sampling the Sixties with Mash-Up Artist Dirty Art Club appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:36:09

Gypsy Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov Brings a Different Kind of ‘Western and Country’ to Charlotte

9/18/2018
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A seven-string guitar is more than meets the eye. In the hands of Vadim Kolpakov, it can be used to entertain with a mix of Spanish flamenco, American jazz, Latin rhythms and Romani groove. But look a bit closer, and you’ll see that it’s also used to dispel stereotypes of gypsies (see: Esmeralda from Disney’s The … Continue reading "Gypsy Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov Brings a Different Kind of ‘Western and Country’ to Charlotte" The post Gypsy Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov Brings a Different Kind...

Duration:00:32:13

Country Crooner Perry Fowler On Owning Petra’s, A Piece Of Charlotte Music’s Heart

9/17/2018
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The hills are alive with the sound of music: not just from Perry Fowler’s mountain music band Sinners & Saints, but also from Fowler’s locally-owned and operated venue Petra’s. “I understood completely what this place could be with just a little bit of attention and heart.” Interview Highlights On how he became a part-owner at … Continue reading "Country Crooner Perry Fowler On Owning Petra’s, A Piece Of Charlotte Music’s Heart" The post Country Crooner Perry Fowler On Owning Petra’s, A...

Duration:00:33:10

Tosco Music Parties Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Bringing People Together’

9/14/2018
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It may take a village to raise a child, but in the case of John Tosco, it took a living room to raise a vibrant music community that's included The Avett Brothers, Rachel Platten and thousands of regional artists. The post Tosco Music Parties Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Bringing People Together’ appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:32:00

Noel Freidline & Maria Howell are Bringing Back that Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

9/13/2018
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The reports of jazz music's death have been greatly exaggerated, and world-travelling band leader Noel Freidline and acclaimed actress/vocalist Maria Howell are here to prove it. The post Noel Freidline & Maria Howell are Bringing Back that Ol’ Razzle Dazzle appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:38:53

Remixing Retro with Soulganic

9/12/2018
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Listen to a playlist of classic soul songs (perhaps featuring legends like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin or Otis Redding), and you’ll hear some common themes: resilience, love, healing. While contemporaries to the original soul movement, Soulganic brings the same sentiments and vintage sounds forward and takes them into the future with some indie flair and Latin twists. … Continue reading "Remixing Retro with Soulganic" The post Remixing Retro with Soulganic appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:30:14

Dane Page Wears His Heart on His Folk Music Sleeve

9/11/2018
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In the words of author Beau Taplin, "Home is not where you are from, it is where you belong." For folk artist Dane Page, Charlotte is always and forever that musical home. The post Dane Page Wears His Heart on His Folk Music Sleeve appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:30:27

The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll is in Bruce Hazel

9/10/2018
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How do you capture the thrill of first discovering your favorite song or the adrenaline rush of your first concert? For singer-songwriter Bruce Hazel, it means taking that bottle of rock 'n' roll nostalgia and sharing it with veteran musicians as leader of the Charlotte band Temperance League. The post The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll is in Bruce Hazel appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:28:34

In the Charlotte Music Mix with Producer Chris Garges

9/7/2018
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Editing. Mixing. Engineering. While they might not be the most glamorous part of the music industry, they’re just as essential to crafting your favorite song as singing and songwriting. Audio production requires a mix of patience and passion and for more than two decades, audio engineer Chris Garges has brought that level of professionalism to … Continue reading "In the Charlotte Music Mix with Producer Chris Garges" The post In the Charlotte Music Mix with Producer Chris Garges appeared...

Duration:00:35:21

Neo-R&B Artist Jason Jet is Taking Off

9/6/2018
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It’s no small thing for a musician to be called the “next best thing to come out of Charlotte,” especially when such praise comes from Grammy Award winner (and Queen City native) Anthony Hamilton. Without a doubt, those are high expectations, and yet Jason Jet continues to soar over them with neo-R&B music that easily … Continue reading "Neo-R&B Artist Jason Jet is Taking Off" The post Neo-R&B Artist Jason Jet is Taking Off appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:33:06

Musician-Turned-Chef-Turned-Musician Brit Drozda

9/5/2018
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A cup of Norah Jones-inspired piano pop. A few sprigs of ’70s folk-rock creativity. And a good dollop of entrepreneurial spirit. Mix it all together, and you get the musical delight that is Brit Drozda. It’s about human existence, whether it’s in relationships or life experience, that I try to connect to and put out there. … Continue reading "Musician-Turned-Chef-Turned-Musician Brit Drozda" The post Musician-Turned-Chef-Turned-Musician Brit Drozda appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:32:34

Piano Phenom Chad Lawson

9/4/2018
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Credit: Noah Turley Steinway artist. Chart-topping pianist. Podcast composer. It’s no wonder Chad Lawson is considered the “Chopin for the Spotify generation” with his innovative work in classical music. “Regardless of where you are in your career, there’s always something to learn, and that’s something I always want to be curious about.” Interview Highlights: On … Continue reading "Piano Phenom Chad Lawson" The post Piano Phenom Chad Lawson appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:35:26

‘Godmother of Charlotte Rock’ Hope Nicholls

9/2/2018
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Hope Nicholls singing with her band Fetchin’ Bones in 1989. Photo courtesy of Hope Nicholls Charlotte has changed a great deal in the past 30 years, but a musical constant of sorts has been Hope Nicholls, the singer-songwriter who has kept to her own beat in Charlotte, whether as leader of the CBGB-rocking 80s band … Continue reading "‘Godmother of Charlotte Rock’ Hope Nicholls" The post ‘Godmother of Charlotte Rock’ Hope Nicholls appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:35:25

Introducing Amplifier: WFAE’s New Podcast On The Charlotte Music Scene

8/31/2018
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Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Launching September 3, Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for this music discovery ride. You just might find a new favorite song … Continue reading "Introducing Amplifier: WFAE’s New Podcast On The Charlotte Music Scene" The post Introducing Amplifier: WFAE’s New Podcast On The Charlotte...

Duration:00:01:40

What To Expect On WFAE’s ‘Amplifier’ Podcast

8/31/2018
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WFAE’s Joni Deutsch and Marshall Terry discuss Amplifier, WFAE’s new music podcast about the people, places and things that make up the Charlotte music scene. MARSHALL TERRY: Starting on Monday, WFAE is launching a new local music podcast called Amplifier. And joining me now is host Joni Deutsch, who interviewed all of the musicians. So Joni, … Continue reading "What To Expect On WFAE’s ‘Amplifier’ Podcast" The post What To Expect On WFAE’s ‘Amplifier’ Podcast appeared first on Amplifier.

Duration:00:06:01

Introducing Amplifier: A New Music Podcast From WFAE

8/20/2018
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Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Launching September 3, Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home.

Duration:00:01:30