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[caption id="attachment_5460" align="alignnone" width="450"] 2017 NewSong Music Competition grand prize winner Crys Matthews, performing at New York's Lincoln Center in last year's finals.[/caption]

 

NewSong Music is excited to partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to present the 2017 NewSong...

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Folk-pop artist Carly Taich has been named the winner of the fifth annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition, presented by NewSong Music. Taich – who along with seven other finalist singer-songwriter solo and duo acts – was selected from more than 500 entries to this year’s...

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Lee Jean Jr. had a whirlwind start in the music business at age 15, when he auditioned for American Idol. Not only did he make it to Hollywood, the Raeford, North Carolina-based musician made it all the way to top 8. "Looking back on it, I don't feel I was really ready. I wasn't sure of my musical identity and how I wanted to go about my...

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Randy Steele is a charismatic banjo picker from Chattanooga, Tennessee and frontman of the award-winning band Slim Pickins Bluegrass since 2008. His passion for acoustic-based storytelling and bluegrass and blues roots shine through in his solo work. “I enjoy writing stories, and the pieces on Songs from the Suck [his first solo release]...

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Three-part weekly acoustic concert series to benefit Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) will be held in the beautiful sanctuary of downtown Asheville’s Central United Methodist Church

 

Blue Ridge Public Radio and NewSong Music have announced the upcoming ‘Sanctuary Sessions,’ a concert series to benefit BPR. The concerts take place...

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Carly Taich is an Asheville, NC-based songwriter whose songs are at once soft and intense, fantastical and real. Her performances boast orchestral-rock arrangements paired with swooning vocals. Add in her her witty and irreverent writing style, and it's no wonder Carly has steadily gained recognition in Asheville and beyond.

Taich will...

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