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Josh Martier is one of the finest, most versatile, young drummers in the country. And he’s recently gone global. But that’s not surprising given his genetics. The son of working musicians, Josh has made his biggest mark behind the kit, but he’s much more than a dude pounding the skins. An ex…

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Steve Hauser has got to be one of the hardest working men in the OBX music business. If you go to one of the various websites that list the daily or weekly appearances of local musicians at local venues, or check the listings in our publication, Mr. Hauser’s name is ubiquitous.

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I am a working musician and, as a result, I don’t get to go out and hear much live music. When I’m working, that’s also when most of the plethora of musicians you find on this beach are working, too; save for the off-season. That’s when the rubber hits the road, and for the best all-around p…

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If you like a little rock and funk with your dinner rolls — or with your crab cakes or shrimp for that matter — look up Bobby Soto or his band The Ramble.

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Not many regions of the country can claim to having a bonafide blueswoman among their ranks. Yet we, on the OBX, can take heart in the knowledge that we have not only a blueswoman, but one of the best in Ruth Wyand.

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Outer Banks musician Phil Watson grew up around music: Grandparents, aunts, uncles…they all played music.

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Roanoke Island Festival Park on Wednesday, Aug. 23, is the site of the OBX Summer Send-Off, a musical extravaganza that features JJ Grey and Mofro, Keller Williams, The Record Company, Travers Brothership, Ruth Wyand and the Tribe of One and many others.

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After a decade of making music and touring together, some bands — and friendships — can become stale.

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AQUA, Duck — (252) 261-9700ARGYLE’S, Kitty Hawk — (252) 261-7325ART’S PLACE, Kitty Hawk — (252) 261-3233BJ’S CAROLINA CAFE, Jarvisburg — (252) 491-5222BLACK PELICAN, Kitty Hawk — (252) 261-3171BLUE POINT, Duck — (252) 261-8090BREAKWATER INN, Hatteras — (252) 986-2565BREWING STATION, Kill Dev…

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The music of Outer Banks musician Broughton Aycock comes in many forms: Broughton Aycock & Friends, Eddy and the Riptides, the Wine Country All Stars, Carson’s Bad Barbershop Trio and, simply, Broughton Aycock.

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In the course of his decades-long career, singer-songwriter Scott Sechman has performed with some luminaries in the music industry, including Tom Rush, Al Wilson, Bill Medley, The Coasters, The Marvelettes and The Grass Roots.

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Musician Monte Hooker has been a fixture on the Outer Banks for 33 years. When he’s not troubleshooting pump and control panel issues for Environtech — from Corolla to Hatteras, Moyock to Englehard to Swan Quarter — he’s wowing crowds at local hot spots, including Hurricane Mo’s, Arts Place …

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From the tiki awnings outside to the classic longboard surfboards suspended from the ceiling, the vibe at Bonzer Shack Bar & Grill in Kill Devil Hills is all about the beach, baby.