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Son Little
Blending elements of acoustic blues, vintage soul, and conscious hip-hop into a mixture that's expressive yet deeply personal, Son Little is the alias of Aaron Livingston, a singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter.
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Brittney Spencer
Brittney Spencer is a singer-songwriter with a free spirit and a love for molding life, truth and wild imagination into songs. Her love for storytelling drove the Baltimore native to Nashville in 2013 with dreams of singing and writing country music.
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Aaron Lee Tasjan
Aaron Lee Tasjan is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Tasjan is reported to have his own distinct version of "indie folk grit."
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Ida Mae
Ida Mae are an acoustic alt-folk duo made up of husband-and-wife Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean. Delivering romantic and atmospheric songs with resonant guitar and passionate vocals, the pair owe their influences to the sound of Americana and deep South blues-rock.
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Thunderstorm Artis
Thunderstorm Artis is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Soaring vocals meet dextrous, layered guitar and intimate storytelling that can evoke the poetic lyricism of Passenger in one song before sliding into the wrenching neo-soul of Leon Bridges in another.
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Lakota John
Lakota John is a musician, songwriter and producer from southeastern North Carolina who has toured nationally and internationally. Influenced by his father’s music collection, he picked up the guitar at the age of seven.
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Christopher Paul Stelling
Singer and songwriter with a fingerpicked sound and a poetic sensibility all his own, Christopher Paul Stelling has a voice that sounds both old and young, an effortless yet intricate finger-picking guitar style and lyrics that are both dramatic, and intensely confessional.
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Bassel & the Supernaturals
Bassel & The Supernaturals tells the story of Bassel Almadani's experience as a first generation Syrian-American using soulful melodies, funk inspired grooves, and captivating lyrics regarding love, loss, and the war in Syria.
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Blue Cactus
Americana/Indie-Country duo Blue Cactus supplements their twang with soaring, space-rock-inspired guitars, while rich harmonies keep their tunes grounded in traditional American Roots.
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Libby Rodenbough
I grew up in Greensboro going to Friendly Shopping Centre to hang out with my friends at the Gap and drink “smoothies” that were like thick Kool-Aid. I got sick on sugar and decided to start sneering more.
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T. Gold
Based in Carrboro, NC, T. Gold is led by Saman and Gabe- founders of Sleepy Cat Records. The folk music of T.Gold is full of plaintive melodies, roomy production, and pleasantly sparse instrumentation.
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Trippers & Askers
Trippers & Askers is a mobile collective of music makers. I write the songs, and then find folks to play them with. New York, New Orleans, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, Rome, Arizona, wherever I find myself, I look for new recruits.
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Chessa Rich
Chessa Rich weaves asymmetrical rhythms on keyboard and guitar with moving vocals that explore the cracks and spaces between moments and people. Influences from Radiohead, Shara Nova, and Fiona Apple come together to paint dream-like images that implore listeners to do less thinking and more feeling.
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Dissimilar South
NC-based Americana trio, Dissimilar South, uses tight harmonies and acoustic instruments to explore the bittersweet nature of relationships and queerness in the American South.

City Plaza Stage

SATURDAY, OCT. 9 | 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

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11:00: Bassel and the Supernaturals
12:30: Dissimilar South
2:00: Christopher Paul Stelling
3:30: Lakota John
5:00: Aaron Lee Tasjan
6:30: Son Little

SUNDAY, OCT. 10 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Sponsored by The Glenwood Agency

10:00: NCCU Jazz Studies Program presents the Dexter Moses Quartet
11:30: Blue Cactus
1:00: Thunderstorm Artis
2:30: Ida Mae
4:00: Brittney Spencer

Morgan Street Stage

SATURDAY, OCT. 9 | 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

12:00: Worry Less Trio
1:30: Worry Less Trio

SUNDAY, OCT. 10 | 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Sponsored by Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

12:30: Trippers & Askers
2:00: T. Gold
3:30: Chess Rich
5:00: Libby Rodenbough

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