Boogie Nights in the Down East

The Building of A Band ~ The Dust Parade NCMZ.LIVE FILE PHOTO: Hank Barbee live at Cru Bar, Beaufort, NC July, 2017 Back when I was months into the commitment of creating a music blog, I wandered to the coast and ended up at Cru Bar in Beaufort, NC, where Hank Barbee was performing solo. [...]

We Need More Music Now!

Music Promotes Healing and We Need Both Now! If there is one thing we can all agree on during these controversial days, it is that the release of a virus from a Chinese lab has created a difficult season for so many of us. Itโ€™s been a long season of uncertainty, one thatโ€™s been filled [...]

Back To Class, Copyrights and Creative Works Plus Saturday Gigs All Around!

This Music Business. Class Is In!Copyright and Creative Works ProtectionYOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FORThis might be the most important segments for up and coming artists. If you are a songwriter and have a catalog of songs that you wrote but have never taken the time to copyright your material, you are risking your creative [...]

Hurricane Relief is Still a Thing ’round Here

On the Scene With Tracey Stones Last weekend we wrapped things up at another benefit. This pause for the cause was a hurricane relief effort to raise the money needed to fix and restore Pamlico County Schoo,l so that children can return to their classes. It was organized by the well-known sax man on the [...]