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Community Musicians

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Composed of artists, nurses, farmers and students, The Collection is as much a community as a band. The group, presently 15 members, easily expands and contracts as musicians come and go.They describe their sound as a rock band that tripped into an orchestra pit.

Host Frank Stasio speaks with lead singer and guitarist David Wimbish who plays live with Mira-Joy Wimbish on vocals, accordion and tambourine; Hayden Cooke on upright bass; Christina Brooke on cello; and Graham Dickey on trombone. The Collection plays Saturday at the World War Memorial Stadium in Greensboro.

Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.