Carolina Music Award winners Crissie McCree and Karen Kane
A few weeks ago we posted about our local Wilmington nominees for the Carolina Music Awards and encouraged everyone to vote for our talented Wilmington representatives. Well, at the awards this weekend Wilmington artists won EVERY category in which they were nominated!
Congratulations to the following winners: Crissie McCree, Best Rock Female (who received her award from our dear friend Andy Washburn of NC Local Music, an avid promotor of local music in the Raleigh area); James Ethan Clark, Best Rock Male; Bootleg Dynasty, Best Americana Artist; Karen Kane, Best Producer (which we already knew, since she’s worked with Folkstar on both of their albums).
Further proof that Wilmington is becoming a music scene to be noticed. If you’re not out supporting local music, now is a good time to start!
Carolina Music Award winners James Ethan Clark and Crissie McCree
The Carolina Music Awards honor Carolina artists in Rock, Hip Hop, Country and R&B, and we wanted to note that this year there are a few nominees from Wilmington. Check them out below, and send them your votes here: http://carolinamusicawards.com/cma/vote/.
Folkstar has been in the Karmic Fury Records studio for several months recording the follow-up to their debut album Emotional Bootcamp. The new album is aptly titled Loud and Clear because it is a very daring and bold record. Folkstar takes both musical and lyrical risks with this new material, speaking their minds and tackling tough subject matter like life and death, suicide and dreams, the flaws of our society and the beauty of our world. The title track tells the story of Sue’s hearing loss. It also talks about a “wake up call” which is a common theme throughout the album.
Loud and Clear has more of a rock feel to it than Folkstar’s last album and is an ambitious 16-tracks in length. To learn more about the album and all things Folkstar please visit http://folkstar.net. There’s a fantastic blog describing the album and the meaning and inspiration behind it here: http://folkstar.net/loud-and-clear-folkstars-new-album. Folkstar begins the mixing phase this Friday with acclaimed engineer Karen Kane. Album street date to be announced very soon.