Category Archives: Music

Summer Music Showcase 2016

SUMMER MUSIC SHOWCASE By: Ami Brown   That time of year is upon us once again! The hot summer is just around the corner. What better way to cool off than to join friends and listen to awesome music! The

Bringing Back the Front Porch

  The Southport Songwriter Festival is building our community and bringing people together BY: JEFFREY STITES One of the hallmarks of human civilization, of the dividing line between animals driven by instinct and humans driven by culture, is the creation of

That’s What Friends Are For

      The Sea Notes 2016 Spring concert STORY BY: JEFFREY STITES   Friends. Many of us came to the Southport area from elsewhere, putting us far from family. Friends fill that gap– sharing holidays, supporting us through troubles, celebrating

Vance Gilbert

OFF-THE-CUFF, FOR A CAUSE STORY BY: JEFFREY STITES Vance Gilbert’s upcoming visit to Brunswick County is in support of his just-released album of sublime jazz standards, but don’t think that that alone tells you who he is or what to expect.

Stayin’ Alive

      After all these years! BY: JEFFREY STITES So what’s your favorite Bee Gees song? Come on, you know you have one. The album Stayin’ Alive alone sold over 30 million copies. Songs from “I Started A Joke”

The Kennedys Sing an American Dream

  The folk-rock duo make a stop at Odell Williamson BY : JEFFERY STITES Fans of American roots music have a treat in store this month as The Kennedys make their third appearance in Brunswick County. Combining sounds reminiscent of Buddy

An original family band

The Annie Moses Band is six siblings and dad offering an eclectic musical mix By Neill Caldwell Reading the background on The Annie Moses Band might remind the reader of the Von Trapp family … musical parents encouraging their large

Finding His True Voice

   American Folk Musician John Gorka Visits Southport STORY BY: KATHLEEN McGOWAN   In the early days, John Gorka studied Philosophy and History at Moravian College in eastern Pennsylvania. It was there, in Bethlehem, where he discovered Godfrey Daniels coffeehouse.

Tis the season for music

    Local concerts offer opportunities for getting into the Christmas spirit BY: NEILL CALDWELL   “Snowflakes in the air Carols everywhere Olden times and ancient rhymes Of love and dreams to share.” – “Christmas Time Is Here” from A

The Malpass Brothers

“These guys don’t just sound retro…they are retro” Have you stumbled upon The Malpass Brothers? They’re a pair of 20-something brothers from North Carolina named Taylor and Chris Malpass…and together they cook up some classic country music inspired by some

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