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Re: “Al Strong is at the epicenter of a Triangle jazz revival. And his debut LP, LoveStrong Vol. 1, is a treat.

I am very impressed with the jazz musician Al Strong. I started checking him out years ago at Humble Pie in downtown Raleigh when he would showcase his talents with the Peter Lamb jazz band. I also check him out when he performs at C.Grace in Raleigh on Glenwood South. I also appreciate his efforts in encouraging young muscians about the importance of America's classical music -Jazz. I am sure Master trumpet player and intellect, Wynton Marsalis would commend Mr.Strong for what he doing with that effort.

Posted by Radio Clash on 12/02/2017 at 9:15 AM

Re: “The quiet chemistry of Carrboro's Mandolin Orange

Funny how you're using Gram Parsons brass buttons to describe his look, I was thinking the same exact thing before I read this article! I was thinking in terms of the harmonies some of that remind me of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. And before I read your article I was even searching around trying to hear which song it was but the one that stuck out in my mind was brass buttons! I didn't even play I just thought it. So...right on! They're so fabulous, such a beautiful sound

Posted by Laurel Benner on 11/28/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “With the Rosebuds, Ivan Howard Inspired a Generation of Triangle Musicians. So Where Did He Go?

I spotted Ivan at Pie Pushers before the Bon Iver show in Durham this past Monday night and wondered what he had been up to. Good to know that he's putting out new music. I'll be looking forward to hearing it.

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Posted by Shocka Kahn on 11/15/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin Looks Toward Retirement After Half a Century of Groundbreaking Guitar Work

I was a sophomore in high school when I was introduced to John McLaughlin via the Birds Of Fire album by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. That album was an eye, ear, mind and soul opener, and Ive been hooked ever since. I saw John last Friday night in NYC, and at 75 he STILL plays with the fire, passion and technical prowess of a man in his 20s. There is only ONE, and there will never be another JOHN MCLAUGHLIN!!!

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Posted by Anthony Richards on 11/11/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin Looks Toward Retirement After Half a Century of Groundbreaking Guitar Work

i was born in the 60s and i know him well,... i hope we keep him close in the memories of his legacy hes leaving behind,... McGlaughlin is a Music Hero
-C WILL- drummer producer, composer
www.youtube.com/skinhitters

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Posted by Cee Will on 11/09/2017 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Allison, you, as so many other people these days, are just looking to make something political or worry about who might be offended. I attended the event. It was fantastic , the music was awesome and so was the crowd! Just a lot of nice people having a great day and listening to great music. No politics. No protesting. I suggest if you want to be a writer ,try being more original.

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Posted by Dianna Hurt Wright on 10/29/2017 at 7:14 PM

Re: “Tony Levin, Who Powered King Crimson’s Third Act With Low-End Prowess, Keeps Propelling the Prog-Rock Band Thirty Years Later

Your comment loses all bite when you use the term "snowflake" earnestly. Also, I thought Tony was barely audible in the mix from where I was sitting. FAN-f-ing-TASTIC show.

Posted by terryboo on 10/29/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Tony Levin, Who Powered King Crimson’s Third Act With Low-End Prowess, Keeps Propelling the Prog-Rock Band Thirty Years Later

You do know that intelligent people enjoy Tony Levin and not just dumb snowflakes who cowered in the face of reduced government bureaucracy during the Reagan/Thacher era. Why did you have to degrade an otherwise pleasant article with your damned socialism mongering?

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Posted by Bill Huber on 10/27/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

This was an interesting and fair exploration of the issue. Thanks for writing it. I'm sorry the swamp-dwellers above rose out of the muck to bleat their tiresome refrain.

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Posted by Donald Ball on 10/26/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Live: Bill Callahan Sees How Low He Can Go

I found the performance to be incredibly boring, blown away by the openers. But then again, I am only really familiar with a few Smog records and Woke on a Whale Heart. At least I will have fond memories of his circa 2002/3 Gate City Noise show in Greensboro.

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Posted by terryboo on 10/25/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Oh please! Just some great music on a beautiful day at a beautiful venue. Stop making something out of nothing. We were there from before the start until Charlie finished the show. Didn't see any violence - just a whole bunch of people enjoying music they were raised on. Get a life and write about something factual instead of trying to stir up trouble! Here's to Charlie - let's do it again next year - PLEASE!!!!

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Posted by Loretta Slack on 10/23/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

This is the most assinine column I have yet to read. Charlie Daniels is a highly accomplished musician as are many southern mans like Skynyrd. These guys take pride in their home territory (the south), which to them, has nothing to do with slavery, but everything to so do: hospitality, respect for elders, religion, family values, generosity, helping neighbors in needs, grits, barbeque, cowboys hats, boots, and a folksy, down-home manner of speaking; all qualities the elitist liberals from the north do not have. I should know--I am from NY but have lived in Chapel HIll for 20 years. The Confederate flag used to show southern pride and not racism? Agree completely. You are you to say what it stands for? There is nor right/wrong answer! Simply, respect each other's opinion, but no, the elite liberals can't do that. They are the sufferers of "more cognitive dissonance" for they try to demean everyone that disagrees wiuth them. This writer Allison Hussey is a fool, she is typical Independent writer. As for Skynyrd; I know many of the band members who have died. The displayed the Confederate flag to show their southern pride. But when the white racist's groups hijacked that flag, Skynyrd stopped using it!! Finally, the writer, Hussey reads into9 the title of the show: "Uprising."--It is a marketing gimmick to get the fans psyched up for the concerts. The music is rowdy but damned good. "The south is rising" and has been rising for some time. JUst look at all those northern liberals moving here, to goo dold North Carolina. Who the hell is moving to New York? Hey Allison, if you read this, I sugggesdt you take in a Barry Manilow show....that's about your mental capacity for music.

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Posted by Renepaul. Delavarre on 10/22/2017 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Really? Get a life, it is a music show, what he does and feels on twitter are his business, unfollow him if you don't like it. I don't agree with any of the expressed opinions he writes about but love the man and his music. Get over it for goodness sake. It was a great show for that matter!!

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Posted by David Keever on 10/22/2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Charlie Daniels was born in Wilmington, N.C., in 1936; Bruce Springsteen was born in Long Branch, N.J., 1949. Both are true Americans, speaking their minds, in the great American tradition.

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Posted by David Klein on 10/21/2017 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

So if the headliner of Carolina Uprising was Bruce Springsteen espousing his ultra liberal bullshit, the writer would be orgasmic. But since it's Charlie Daniels, a true American, she has to make it some sort of political crime.

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Posted by Edward Tilley on 10/20/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Who is this clown that wrote this? LEAVE the South if you do not like it snowflake!

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Posted by Dannie Jackson on 10/19/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Meh - while I think the whole Rebel Flag thing, "heritage not hate" stuff IS a bunch of crap, but I think you are really reaching to be offended here. There's plenty of REAL stuff our idiot President and his minions say and do daily. I don't care about the politics of members of my sports teams, or bands I enjoy. If you let political ideology get in the way of enjoyment of art, then you are missing out. Having said that, this concert is not on my list of things to attend, but that's because I'm tired of "Southern Rock"

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Posted by Donovan Verrill on 10/19/2017 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Charlie Daniels is a conservative not an extreme right winger and the name Southern Uprising is no different than the message in "The Souths Gonna Do it Again" He's not trying to start a war he's just proud of his southern heritage, what's wrong with that? Quit trying to politicize this concert, if you don't like it don't go, simple as that!

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Posted by James Milligan on 10/19/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

WHo's the one injecting politics into it? Hmmm Allison?

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Posted by Gregg Vulinec on 10/19/2017 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Is It a Good Idea to Call a Country and Southern-Rock Concert a Carolina Uprising?

Charlie Daniels's extreme right-wing views are not news to most people. Nor is his persistent dismissal of self-examination of those views. Even so, how did you miss his comparing legal abortion to Auschwitz?! https://www.google.com/search?q=charlie+da… Or

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Posted by Delia Delion on 10/18/2017 at 6:21 PM

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