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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.

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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?

Summers on the Outer Banks offer plenty of fun, but the off-season is picking up steam — so make plans to return to the Outer Banks this fall for the 1st Annual Mustang Rock & Roast.

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.

Summers on the Outer Banks offer plenty of fun, but the off-season is picking up steam — so make plans to return to the Outer Banks this fall for the 1st Annual Mustang Rock & Roast.

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.

Summers on the Outer Banks offer plenty of fun, but the off-season is picking up steam — so make plans to return to the Outer Banks this fall for the 1st Annual Mustang Rock & Roast.

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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.

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 …