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Funny how things fall into place. Last year, I started an interview with Cristina Garey. It was never published because I like to hear the musicians I write about — live — at least once.

When you go out to listen to live music, if it’s a band, it’s easy to focus your attention on the front man. That’s just natural. Yet, when the band is a trio, especially a rock band, whatever the front guy does, is dependent on his rhythm section. Without a solid base, your front guys walk …

Most interviews I have conducted are pretty straightforward. Ask a somewhat serious question, and get a thoughtful, introspective answer that allows for an insight into the psyche of the subject. Musicians can be a thoughtful, focused, and there’s that word again, “serious” bunch. Not only a…

Adjectives such as diva, songbird, notable, and gifted have been used to describe Laura Martier — but in addition to being a notable jazz and soul vocalist, Martier is also a registered and certified yogi, gong master and co-owner of The Well Yoga Co-op in Kill Devil Hills.