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Sister Lena Mae Perry says music is like medicine. She would know. At 80-years-old, Sister Perry has helmed the Branchettes, a celebrated gospel group from Johnston County, North Carolina, for decades. To see her perform is to witness the healing powers of music, and, at risk of cliché, to be taken to church. Indie musician Phil Cook knows that better than anyone, and has joined up with Sister Perry for a new, and unlikely, artist pairing.
A handful of songs about North Carolina can rightfully be described as iconic. You can probably name a few, like James Taylor's "Going to Carolina" or Petey Pablo's "Raise Up." These are the songs that compel folks to embrace or dance with the nearest person who is also bursting with state pride. It's fair to say that in 2017, G Yamazawa's "North Cack" ascended to the pantheon of North Carolina anthems.
Mary Lattimore, a harpist from Asheville and Shelby, N.C. who performed at the Happy Valley Chapel of Rest in Lenoir, N.C., performs for Come Hear NC's "In the Water" series.
Vanessa Ferguson, a performer from Greensboro, N.C. who gained national fame and fans as a finalist on NBC's "The Voice" in season 12, performs in Nina Simone's childhood home in Tryon, N.C.
Brooke Simpson, a Haliwa-Saponi vocalist, songwriter, and finalist on NBC's hit talent-competition show "The Voice," takes part in Come Hear North Carolina's series "In the Water."
Jim Lauderdale plays a set at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh for the Music at the Mansion series, an ongoing program of Come Hear North Carolina hosted by Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper. He was accompanied by the Asheville, N.C. based band Fireside Collective and Zebulon Bowles.