The Allen Boys of Mount Airy, NC, are sacred steel ambassadors. They mix the sounds of gospel with blues, rock, and country, and are North Carolina’s only touring Sacred Steel band. Guest writer and producer of Grounded, Aaron Greenhood, sat down with bassist Mitchel Fonville and guitarist Camron Moore to learn more about The Allen Boys and Sacred Steel.
Jeff Bell has been named as the next director of the North Carolina Arts Council. Bell currently serves as executive director of the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum in Wilson and Arts Innovation coordinator for the city of Wilson. Bell brings more than two decades of arts experience to the role, including leadership positions at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, CAM Raleigh, and Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.