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Amplifier

By WFAE

Charlotte is known for banking and football. But what can be said of the Charlotte music scene? Join award-winning host Joni Deutsch for Amplifier, the new music podcast from WFAE, where we shine a light on the artists who call Charlotte home. You just might find a new favorite song along the way.

  1. 1.
    ‘Believe Them And Follow Them’: Folk Musician Si Kahn On 50 Years Of Rabble-Rousing Music Activism09/10/2020
    34:46
  2. 2.
    Three Chords And The Truth With Charlotte Country Musician Kelsey Ryan08/27/2020
    24:23
  3. 3.
    ENCORE: Bakalao Stars On Charlotte’s Golden Age Of Rock En Español08/13/2020
    23:54
  4. 4.
    What’s Stopping Charlotte From Being ‘The Next Music Hub?’ Jermaine Spencer Shares His Solution07/30/2020
    25:54
  5. 5.
    ENCORE: From Coltrane To J. Cole, Harvey Cummings II Has The Jazz Chops07/16/2020
    28:27
  6. 6.
    ‘We’re Just Trying To Make It’: Jamie Starks On The Optimistic Uncertainty Of Charlotte’s Local Music Venues07/02/2020
    28:02
  7. 7.
    ‘It’s Our Responsibility’: R&B Artist Whitney H On Centering LGBT Voices Of Color06/18/2020
    31:55
  8. 8.
    ‘You Need My Urban Community’: DJ Fannie Mae on Inclusive Beats And Charlotte’s Music Heartbeat06/04/2020
    37:53
  1. 9.
    Can Charlotte Music Survive COVID-19? We Ask The Experts.05/21/2020
    35:11
  2. 10.
    At-Home To Online: Bold Music Lessons On The Pivot (And Power) Of Music During The Coronavirus Pandemic05/07/2020
    26:32
  3. 11.
    ‘Reggae Is More Than A Genre’: JAHlistic On Peace, Love And Finding ‘Jah’ In Charlotte04/23/2020
    25:52
  4. 12.
    ‘Value The People Closest To You’: Brit Drozda On Finding Meaning Through Music04/09/2020
    33:00
  5. 13.
    Count On It: Math Rock Band Cuzco Shares Its Exponential Growth In Charlotte03/26/2020
    25:44
  6. 14.
    ‘I Remind People How The Soul Feels’: The Musical Ascendance of MercuryCarter03/12/2020
    23:15
  7. 15.
    May The Road Rise Up To Meet You: The Journey Of Irish Singer-Songwriter Jim Sharkey02/27/2020
    31:18
  8. 16.
    ENCORE: A Sign Of The Times, Unearthing History One Song At A Time02/13/2020
    35:51
  9. 17.
    Welcome To The Playroom, The ‘Musical Oasis’ For Usher, Fantasia And Charlotte Music01/30/2020
    33:45
  10. 18.
    ‘New, But Familiar:’ Modern Moxie Brings Retro-Cool To Charlotte01/16/2020
    35:14
  11. 19.
    ENCORE: Noel Freidline & Maria Howell Are Bringing Back That Ol’ Razzle Dazzle12/19/2019
    38:30
  12. 20.
    “I Got Tired Sitting On The Sidelines:” Guitarist Justin Fedor On Picking, Grinning & Giving Back12/05/2019
    34:30
  13. 21.
    “My Dreams Had To Change:” The Soul-Searching Journey of R&B Artist Greg Cox11/21/2019
    39:29
  14. 22.
    Drumming Up Memories with Charlotte Jazz Musician Alfred Sergel IV11/07/2019
    27:04
  15. 23.
    “You Have To Give Back:” LeAnna Eden On Building Charlotte’s Music Community, One Rock ‘n’ Blues Song At A Time10/24/2019
    33:22
  16. 24.
    Listen Up! ‘Cause Charlotte Rapper Elevator Jay has “Sum’na Say”10/10/2019
    33:00
  17. 25.
    Partners in Pop: Charlotte Duo SOLIS Reflect On Being Companions In Life And Music09/26/2019
    27:12
  18. 26.
    ‘Those Roots Are Really Here’: From The Carter Family to Bill Monroe, Unearthing The Hidden History Of Charlotte Country Music09/12/2019
    44:10
  19. 27.
    With (Appalachian) Strings Attached: Charlotte’s Elonzo Wesley Puts A Twist On Americana Music08/29/2019
    32:53
  20. 28.
    ENCORE: Country Crooner Perry Fowler On Owning Petra’s, A Piece Of Charlotte Music’s Heart08/15/2019
    34:34
  21. 29.
    Play That Funky Music: Groove 8 On Being Broken Up By Prince, Reunited By Quincy Jones, And Calling Charlotte Home08/01/2019
    27:52
  22. 30.
    “We’ve Leveled Up:” Nerdcore Duo GameBreax On Bringing Pop Culture To Hip-Hop07/18/2019
    31:22
  23. 31.
    Stranger (Synth) Things: Charlotte Rock Band Fortune Teller Takes Us Back To The 80s07/04/2019
    28:27
  24. 32.
    Take a Picture, It’ll Rock Harder: A Snapshot of Music Photographer Daniel Coston06/20/2019
    28:11
  25. 33.
    Self Aware Records: The Charlotte Music Record Label Keeps On Spinning06/06/2019
    24:18
  26. 34.
    Mind Over (Music) Matter: Joe Kuhlmann on Celebrating Mindfulness and Tackling the Mental Health Crisis05/23/2019
    28:33
  27. 35.
    Encore: Learning a Thing (or Three) from the ‘Godmother Of Charlotte Rock’ Hope Nicholls05/09/2019
    35:05
  28. 36.
    From Coltrane To J. Cole: Harvey Cummings II Has The Jazz Chops04/24/2019
    27:38
  29. 37.
    ‘Dear Journal…’ A Day in the Musical Life of Charlotte Dream Rockers Petrov04/11/2019
    24:11
  30. 38.
    ‘I Can Be Myself:’ Dexter Jordan on Singing R&B and Loving His Identity03/28/2019
    25:06
  31. 39.
    For Queen (City) and Country (Music): Caroline Keller On Making It In Nashville And Breaking It In Charlotte03/14/2019
    31:41
  32. 40.
    Lights… Camera… Music! Bringing Classical to the Big Screen with the Charlotte Symphony02/27/2019
    37:13
  33. 41.
    Pulling at Those Heartstrings: A ValenTUNE’s Day Conversation with Jason Scavone02/14/2019
    38:11
  34. 42.
    Bakalao Stars on Charlotte’s Golden Age of Rock En Español01/31/2019
    23:57
  35. 43.
    Scratchin’ the Surface of Charlotte Arts and Music with DJ Fannie Mae01/17/2019
    38:08
  36. 44.
    Ink Floyd On Being A B(r)and Advocate For Charlotte Music01/03/2019
    29:09
  37. 45.
    Amigo’s Alt-Country Finds the Humor in the Heartache12/20/2018
    26:17
  38. 46.
    Lonnie Davis on Planting the Seeds for ‘America’s Classical Music… Jazz’12/06/2018
    27:29
  39. 47.
    Neo-Soul Artist Cyanca on Finding Her Way: ‘Your Pain is Equal to Your Breakthrough’11/21/2018
    30:22
  40. 48.
    In a World of Music Streaming, Charlotte’s Lunchbox Records Keeps on Spinning11/08/2018
    33:38
  41. 49.
    Melinda Whittington On ‘Amplifying the Human Experience’ Through Opera10/25/2018
    31:50
  42. 50.
    QUISOL Wants to Restore Power to the (Music) People10/11/2018
    37:47
  43. 51.
    Jamie Hoover Soaks Up Nearly 40 Rock’n Years with The Spongetones09/28/2018
    29:50
  44. 52.
    The Soaring Cinematic Jazz of Emily Sage09/27/2018
    33:54
  45. 53.
    The Mixtape Magic of Yung Citizen09/26/2018
    32:45
  46. 54.
    CHÓCALA Will Make You Put Your Hands Together09/25/2018
    33:41
  47. 55.
    A Sign of the Times, Unearthing History One Song At a Time09/24/2018
    36:48
  48. 56.
    Steps to Indie Music Success From Artist Arsena Schroeder09/21/2018
    39:21
  49. 57.
    Trash Room on Fighting Frustration Through Punk Rock09/20/2018
    36:46
  50. 58.
    Sampling the Sixties with Mash-Up Artist Dirty Art Club09/19/2018
    36:13
  51. 59.
    Gypsy Guitarist Vadim Kolpakov Brings a Different Kind of ‘Western and Country’ to Charlotte09/18/2018
    32:21
  52. 60.
    Country Crooner Perry Fowler On Owning Petra’s, A Piece Of Charlotte Music’s Heart09/17/2018
    33:13
  53. 61.
    Tosco Music Parties Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Bringing People Together’09/14/2018
    32:03
  54. 62.
    Noel Freidline & Maria Howell are Bringing Back that Ol’ Razzle Dazzle09/13/2018
    38:30
  55. 63.
    Remixing Retro with Soulganic09/12/2018
    29:54
  56. 64.
    Dane Page Wears His Heart on His Folk Music Sleeve09/11/2018
    30:02
  57. 65.
    The Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll is in Bruce Hazel09/10/2018
    28:37
  58. 66.
    In the Charlotte Music Mix with Producer Chris Garges09/07/2018
    35:24
  59. 67.
    Neo-R&B Artist Jason Jet is Taking Off09/06/2018
    33:09
  60. 68.
    Musician-Turned-Chef-Turned-Musician Brit Drozda09/05/2018
    32:31
  61. 69.
    Piano Phenom Chad Lawson09/04/2018
    35:57
  62. 70.
    ‘Godmother of Charlotte Rock’ Hope Nicholls09/03/2018
    35:56
  63. 71.
    Introducing Amplifier: WFAE’s New Podcast On The Charlotte Music Scene08/31/2018
    1:41
  64. 72.
    What To Expect On WFAE’s ‘Amplifier’ Podcast08/31/2018
    6:02

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