A little more than four years ago, I found myself on this strip of sand we call the Outer Banks, thousands of miles from my Southern Californian birthplace and what I now refer to as “back home.” Geographically and culturally they’re about as far away as one can get. But musically, not so mu…

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There’s a palpable connection between musicians who love and perform with each other. You can see it, feel it — and on the best of nights —bask in the magic it brings. I noticed it the first time I was in the same room with Michelle and Jesse Fernandez, and they hadn’t even played a note. Th…

If Scott Franson were a brick and mortar structure, he’d be considered an OBX landmark. Like a lighthouse. Not only is he talented in a plethora of ways, he’s very opinionated with respect to how he views music and his place in it — that’s because he has a story to tell. Sure, as a looper us…