Category: Music

Off duty: Wade Smith

photograph by Tim Lytvinenko “I couldn’t really live without music. You just make time for it.” – Wade Smith, criminal defense lawyer Wade Smith knew he loved music when he co-founded Raleigh’s oldest string band 50-odd years ago, but he never…

Spotlight: My February live music fix

by Charles Marshall Lead singer and songwriter, The Balsa Gliders (and partner at the law firm of Brooks Pierce) Live music doesn’t come easy in the cold and dark of February. There are no Oak City Seven outdoor concerts beckoning…

Delta rising

by Samantha Thompson Hatem Most of Raleigh might have missed it, but Delta Rae, the edgy alt-pop band, has quietly set up home here over the past year, and its six members are now on their way to becoming some…

Betting on bluegrass

by Samantha Thompson Hatem The International Bluegrass Music Association and its members arrive in late September for the group’s annual conference, when they’ll turn downtown Raleigh into a bluegrass mecca with more than 150 bands, a street festival, and big-name…

Greg Jones: The rockin rev

by Dean King Put an ear to a window of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church a little shy of midnight on a random Wednesday or Thursday night, and you might just hear music. Not sacred music, but roof-raising rock ’n’ roll….

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