North Carolina is known for its music. Family jam sessions on the back porch grew into influential recordings in the 1900s, with North Carolinians making a lasting, international mark on a range of genres including country, bluegrass, string bands, gospel, blues and jazz. More recently, our state's college campuses have bred innovators in indie rock, punk rock and hip-hop, among other genres.
Our Carolina Music section showcases some of the talent that makes up the fabric of North Carolina's current music scene. We'll feature artists playing all kinds of music, but they all share one thing in common: Their Carolina roots.