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Mountain Faith to perform on April 7 at Duke Energy Center in Raleigh

Mountain Faith, the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year, is heading back to downtown Raleigh at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 7, to perform at the Duke Energy Center.

The bluegrass, folk and gospel family band that hails from Sylva, North Carolina, has been playing its unique brand of music since 2000.

The band is made up of Summer McMahan, Brayden McMahan, Sam McMahan, Cory Piatt and Luke Dotson.

In 2015, the band made it to the semifinal round on the popular TV show “America’s Got Talent” propelled by Mountain Faith’s unique cover of the OneRepublic hit “Counting Stars.” The same year the band traveled to the Persian Gulf and performed six concerts for our men and women serving in the military.

The group’s most recent project is “Battlefield.”

 

 

 

 


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Luck Reunion returns to Willie Nelson’s ‘Luck, TX’ property for fifth year on March 16 during SXSW

From the good folks at Luck Productions:
Austin, TX — Jan. 20 — Luck Productions is proud to announce the 2017 Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival held on Willie Nelson’s “Luck, TX” property in the heart of the hill country. Featuring performances from a eclectic artist roster, the Luck Reunion also celebrates artisans and chefs, offering specialty pop-up shops and the best of Austin cuisine. Luck Reunion will take place on Thursday, March 16. Tickets will be released on a rolling basis, with the first on-sale date on Saturday, January 21. Ticket sale dates and special codes will be announced through Luck Reunion social media pages, e-mail lists, and at http://www.luckreunion.com.

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Stop whatever you are doing and watch HBO’s ‘Foo Fighters Sonic Highways’

If you consider yourself a music lover, you MUST watch the new HBO series, “Foo Fighters Sonic Highways.” No seriously. Stop whatever you are doing and watch it right now. Don’t have HBO? No excuse. Order it, watch this series and then cancel your subscription. “Sonic Highways” is that good. Continue reading