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Flashback Friday: Seven Questions with Tim O’Brien

In light of the fact that West Virginia native and Grammy-winning, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien is bringing his prodigious talents to Asheville and Raleigh this weekend with “The Banjo Tramps,” today’s Flashback Friday is an interview I had the privilege of conducting at Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival a few years ago. Continue reading

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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.”