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Piedmont Melody Makers

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The Piedmont Melody Makers is Alice Gerrard, Chris Brashear, Cliff Hale, and Jim Watson.

The Piedmont Melody Makers has been jamming together formally and informally for years. The band is a who’s who of North Carolina old time and bluegrass musicians, and in the past year they decided to formalize their musical union and record an official album. “Wonderful World Outside” is a 16-track record with a blend of original tunes and covers.

 

Host Frank Stasio is joined by three of the four musicians for conversation and live performance. Alice Gerrard is on guitar, banjo and vocals; Jim Watson is on guitar, mandolin and vocals; and Cliff Hale is on guitar and vocals. The Piedmont Melody Makers, which also includes Chris Brashear, will be at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro Thursday, Oct.13 at 8 p.m. and the Cork and Keg in Asheville Sunday, Oct.16 at 7 p.m.​

 

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist and the host and creator of "Embodied," a live, weekly radio show and seasonal podcast about sex, relationships & health. She's also the managing editor of WUNC's on-demand content.
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.