Nick Lowe, Victor Wooten, Bob Boilen and Fantastic Negrito are among the performers and presenters for the festival’s second edition.
“Mozart is like Shakespeare in literature — he’s just there, and he’s one of the very most important,” says renowned classical pianist Garrick Ohlsson.
The concert of songs recorded for Arts for Life’s Heartbeat Sessions takes place June 27 at The Mothlight.
Panels discuss everything from the experience of women in media and entertainment fields to the process of turning a story into a song. Saturday night concludes with a superband made up of Ben Sollee, Big Chief Juan Pardo, Leeda “Lyric” Jones, Jaze Uries, Jacob Rodriguez and others.
Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.