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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…

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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.

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Let’s say you’re an educated Massachusetts girl, you have a first class rock ‘n’ roll voice, the ability to play multiple musical instruments, and looks that warrant being a finalist in a living “Rocker Barbie” search by Mattel Toys in 1986. What do you do with credentials like those?

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The measure of a community is reflected by how they treat one of their own when one of their own is in need; That’s where the rubber meets the road.

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If you’ve been coming to the Outer Banks recently and like to catch live music at any one of the numerous venues that feature it, you just may have been exposed to Harry Harrison.

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Over the course of her career, Amanda Williams has amassed a slew of credentials. Musician. Singer. Sound production artist. Teacher. Retail sales associate. Repair tech.

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Craving attention isn’t what drives Graham Outten to head to a venue, set up his gear, attempt to connect with his audience, (sometimes, in what can be trying physical conditions), and then reverse the process after three hours. He does it because he loves music. He’s good at it, too. With t…

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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.