365 Days of Music

Sidney Outlaw performing at Music at the Mansion | Photo by Linda Fox

On Thursday, October 10, 2019 baritone Sidney Outlaw from Brevard, N.C. and pianist Warren Jones, who was raised in High Point, N.C. closed out the 2019 Music at the Mansion season with a bang. The golden-hued ballroom of the Executive Mansion served as the perfect backdrop for their musical offerings, and Sidney Outlaw’s powerful baritone had no trouble filling the space.

sonic highways

From the first radio broadcast of musical notes to the childhood homes of internationally celebrated musicians like John Coltrane, many of North Carolina's music landmarks are noted by historical highway markers.

Portrait of Jim Lauderdale

In an interview prior to his recent Music at the Mansion performance, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale spoke about what contributes to North Carolina's special music alchemy.

Portrait of Dennis Tolbert, Founding Member of Brotherhood of Peace

While Mount Airy is best known as the hometown of American actor Andy Griffith (and the prototype for the fictional town, Mayberry), it has always had an underground. Founded in 1948, hometown station WPAQ served as a sanctuary and tributary for the early bluegrass pickers that emerged from the surrounding hills and hollers.

N.C. Arts Council music director with WUNC music critic Eric Hodge and 97.5 FM radio personality Miriam Tolbert

Carly Jones, N.C. Arts Council music director and Come Hear NC team member, joined music critics Eric Hodge and Miriam Tolbert for an hour-long conversation about the state of North Carolina music on WUNC 91.5 FM's daily talk show The State of Things.