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Whisky Christy And The Half Pint Orchestra Pour Out The Blues

Christy Hopkins trained in classical music, but her heart led her to the soulful sound of Americana blues.

Alongside her bandmates Don Harrington on the upright bass and Todd Verts on electric guitar, Hopkins moves between vocals, an egg shaker and her trusted kazoo to create music that ranges from mournful and nostalgic to funky and upbeat. Whisky Christy and the Half Pint Orchestra perform live at the Triad Stage’s Upstage Cabaret in Greensboro.

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
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.