“To be born a Lumbee Indian is to be born a singer,” says Malinda Maynor Lowery in the opening scene of her 1997 documentary "Sounds of Faith." “We’ve been singing gospel music for 300 years.”
When Mary Dobbin Williams sings, people listen. The gospel singer, historian, and educator has a voice and a presence that demand attention.
Debra DeMilo fronted the popular ‘80s Raleigh rock band, The Fabulous Knobs. Her style and vocals have been likened to Mick Jagger and Tina Turner's, and after 30 years The Fabulous Knobs have since reunited.
Discover the story behind the hit gospel anthem "Rough Side of the Mountain" penned by Rocky Mount's Reverend F.C. Barnes.
Durham’s Shirley Caesar, often called “The First Lady of Gospel,” was a life-long friend of Aretha Franklin.
Hosted by the Surry Arts Council with support from the N.C. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources the event is held in conjunction with the Tommy Jarrell Festival. Feb. 28, 2019 to Mar. 2, 2019.
Award-winning old-time and bluegrass musicians from the area who participate in the Blue Ridge Music Trails will lead the workshops at the Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention. June 6, 2019 at 2:00pm.
The North Carolina Arts Council is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, a state agency.
Susi H. Hamilton, Secretary; Roy Cooper, Governor
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