Signature Projects

Signature Projects: In The Water

In the Water is an intimate documentary concert series featuring North Carolina musicians performing in unique, meaningful locations in the state.

Each episode of In the Water features a three- to four-song performance, as well as environmental footage and narration from the featured artist. These recordings capture the North Carolina spaces - both literal and metaphorical - that shape the sounds and souls of the artist.

Music at the Mansion

Music at the Mansion is a special concert series celebrating North Carolina’s vibrant and diverse musical traditions hosted by First Lady Kristin Cooper.

Documentary Series Featuring Hip-Hop Legends Little Brother, Justus League

Watch the Holland Randolph Gallagher-directed documentary series about the first golden age of North Carolina hip-hop.

From The Mountains to The Sea

From the Mountains to the Sea is a two-hour multimedia/live presentation about Anne and Frank Warner’s folk music collection in North Carolina. Between 1938-1966, Frank and Anne Warner documented nearly one thousand folks songs along the eastern seaboard. Using their free time and spare cash, the Warners created what the Library of Congress (which houses their collections) describes as “One of the great treasures in the American Folklife Center archives. The presentation features the voices of the singers, photographs of the tradition bearers and their land, and the insights gained by the Warners as they traveled through rural North Carolina in search of old songs. Highlights  include an exploration of the Warner's relationship with Frank Proffitt, who they recorded singing "Tom Dooley," in 1941

Frank Proffitt with a guitar c. 1940 in Beech Mountain, N.C. Photo also includes Nathan, Linzy, and Roby
Frank Proffitt with a guitar c. 1940 in Beech Mountain, N.C.

From The Mountains to The Sea

Jeff and Gerret Warner discuss the story behind their touring show "From The Mountains to the Sea"

David Holt's State of Music

Masters of traditional music play tunes and share stories with four-time Grammy winner David Holt on location around the South.