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Through Struggle, Emily Musolino Makes Music

photo of Emily Musolino and her guitar
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Emily Musolino is more than a singer-songwriter. She is the owner and operator of Blue Moose Studios in Durham. She is invested in creating a collective for female artists, and she has had her own share of struggles, including growing up LGBT in North Carolina and bouts of alcoholism. She brings all of this into her music.

She says part of her recovery is realizing that she needs to talk, sing, and play music about her emotions instead of letting them burn inside of her. Host Frank Stasio talks to Musolino about her music, the music community she wants to create in Durham, and her past struggles. Musolino plays guitar and sings. She performs with Zack Hargett on the bass and Devin Fuller on the drums. They are performing Friday, March 30 at the Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem and Saturday, April 28 at the Pour House in Raleigh for the release of Musolino's next album, "The Vault."

 

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
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.