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A UNC-Chapel Hill Student With Music In Her Blood: Faith Jones Debuts First Single

Music is in Faith Jones’ blood. Her father plays piano; her mother sings, and the two met in a band in the 1980s. Growing up, Jones and her family listened to a wide range of music around the house, from jazz to classic rock. 

Both of her older siblings have also made their careers in music, so it was no surprise when Jones started to write her own songs for the first time. In the past few years she has toyed around with both songwriting and composition, and she is releasing her first single on Friday, Feb. 22.. 

Host Frank Stasio talks to the singer/songwriter about her composition process and where she draws inspiration. Jones is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studies music. She will perform at Local 506 in Chapel Hill Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m.

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.