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When most people think of mountain music, banjos, ballads or bluegrass usually come to mind, but the Blue Ridge is home to a rich and distinctive blues tradition that dates back generations, and is still played today.

AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Susannah Elliott

In this episode we spin local favorites Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, now with a new moniker and a new lineup, some classic country sounds from New York City -- yes, you heard right -- some good grooves and pop to start your summer, plus some great gospel blues and a Segue Of The Week featuring some prime Staten Island Afro-Soul.

Playlist:

Alvin Youngblood Hart “Folsom Prison Blues” from Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

SUPER YAMBA BAND Live Thursday, June 22nd at 3pm

Jun 19, 2017

This psychedelic Afro-funk/Afro-beat band from Brooklyn was part of the All Go West Festival in West Asheville last weekend, and they return to the area for a show of their own at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain on Thursday. The spirit of Fela Kuti and other West African greats lives on!

EMI SUNSHINE Live Friday, June 23rd at 11am

Jun 19, 2017

This 13-years-old musician has grown up in Madisonville, TN honing her old-school country style at churches, community gatherings, and festivals. An amateur video of a flea market appearance of her in 2014 went viral, garnering 14 million YouTube views and half a million Facebook followers. Following appearances on The Today Show and the Grand Ole Opry a dozen or so times, she and her family band make their debut Studio B appearance on Friday morning before heading to the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby.

21 CITY TOUR KICKS OFF SEPT. 18 & INCLUDES CHARLOTTE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Multi-Platinum artists Alison Krauss & David Gray will be touring together throughout the United States this fall.  They will bring their tour to PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday September 29.  Tickets go on sale Friday June 23 at 10am and tickets can be purchased at livenation.com, the pavilion box office, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.

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