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POWER AND PEACE: JEF STOTT ACHIEVES PERFECT BALANCE WITH ARCANA

Jef Stott’s new album Arcana invites listeners to follow a strong, snaking bass line to a place of skillfully balanced power and peace. A female voice mingles with a buzzing bass line for a few moments and then crescendos through … Continue reading

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MICHAEL FUTREAL: CREATING A NEW APPALACHIAN SOUND

The dulcimer a traditional instrument? Not so, says Michael Futreal, a multi-instrumentalist who pushes the boundaries of how people typically view this Appalachian folk instrument. Futreal speaks about growing up as a self-taught musician in North Carolina, his free-spirited approach … Continue reading

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