'Americana' music festival aims to highlight North Carolina culture this week at DBAP
Folk music, Americana, is the kind of music that soothes the soul, the tunes that remind you of heartache, of going back home, of your grandmother's cooking, or the way the dew smells and the cicadas hum.Posted — Updated
Edge helped launch Capitol Broadcasting Company's first internet-based radio station in 2018. That station focuses on playing both North Carolina and national folk and alternative rock artists.
"We need to do this for the music community that is here in North Carolina," Edge said. "It isn't just a music festival. It's this mission. It has this purpose to help elevate all these great North Carolina artists."
If you aren't a country music fan, Edge said you will probably still enjoy yourself. Many of the artists don't quite fit into one category of music.
"It includes blues and gospel and folk and country," he said.
Rissi Palmer, a genre-breaking artist from Raleigh who combines soul with twang, is going to sing the first note from stage.
Even down to the production, Edge said that they are keeping things local.
"We [hired] an amazing local production company called Deep South Entertainment. And they have a ton of experience providing staging and sound for shows. So they've been our partner right from the get go," he said.
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