Win Merlefest Tickets in August!

For eight years, WSGE Radio has proclaimed August Carolina Music Month. Thus, we are featuring two outstanding new releases as our Albums of the Month by established Carolina Artists.  Our Rock, Rhythm and Blues album  is Quietly Blowing It by His Golden Messenger, a folk music band from Durham, NC, led by MC Taylor (pictured left) and Never Found Way to Tame the Blues by Jon Shain & FJ Ventre (pictured right) for  Highway 321 Blues. Shain is a singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Durham, NC and Ventre is a singer and bassist that resides in Chapel Hill, NC.

All month we will pay homage to the great music, past and present, associated with North and South Carolina artists.  We’ll specifically spotlight music by The HC Oates Band, Shovels and Rope, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Marcus King, The Avett Brothers, David Childers, Roberta Flack, Robin Rogers, George Clinton, James, Brown, James Taylor and many more. 

Although the Carolinas have produced many artists/bands that have made a significant impact on the cultural landscape of this country, it is important to also recognize emerging artists that are striving to blaze a path for themselves. Each Thursday at 10 a.m. we will feature independent artists that have submitted songs to 91 Seconds of Fame.  At WSGE we are committed to supporting independent music. Please provide us with some feedback on these new artists on our social media platforms or website.

Listen to The Independent Artist Spotlight with Tim Greene on Wednesday at 10 a.m. for interviews that will allow you to gain insight into the life and music of the following:

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 HC Oakes Band
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Hiss Golden Messenger
Wednesday, August 18 2021 Jon Shain
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Flock of Dimes

At the end of the month, Tuesday, August 31st we are going to close out our celebration by giving you opportunities to win day passes to Merlefest that will be held Sept. 16th – 19th at Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC.  This event has an awesome line-up of nationally recognized artists and bands along with great Carolina Artists.  Be the first to answer our trivia questions pertinent to artists that were featured in August and you will be our winner!


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