Chapel Hill hosts Tracks Area Audio Fest that includes 5 community artists of various genres

Tracks Local Music Fest, a free outdoor live performance in downtown Chapel Hill, was held for the very first time at Present ArtSpace + Studio at 123 West Franklin St. this weekend.

Chapel Hill Group Arts & Society and Carolina Performing Arts collaborated to host the live performance. 

This year’s Tracks Regional Tunes Fest highlighted five artists: Anne-Claire, Dissimilar South, Treee Town, Austin Royale and BANGZZ. Each individual artist executed a 30-moment set with a short split in concerning just about every established. 

Advertising and Communications Coordinator Melissa Bartoletta claimed Chapel Hill Group Arts & Culture has a mission to inspire creative imagination and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill.

“We curated the lineup to element a numerous collection of artists from the assortment, a numerous range of sounds,” Bartoletta said. “So we have pop, electronic, Americana, hip-hop and punk displaying up on the lineup.”  

Dissimilar South, an Americana tunes duo who performed at the live performance, is composed of Carter Hodge and Maddie Fisher, who fulfilled when they were attending school at UNC.

Hodge stated the two of them have been earning audio with each other for the final six several years and putting out tunes for the past 3. 

“Since graduating, we kind of reoriented,” Fisher reported. “Our original other two associates left and so that’s form of when we variety of started on this trajectory of prioritizing audio and attempting to include that into a component of our day-to-day get the job done.”

Hodge explained Dissimilar South has two records out. Their EP Treehouse was introduced in 2019 and is obtainable to hear to on the Tracks Music Library. The duo recorded their most recent album, Tough Points, with Grammy-nominated producer Jason Richmond.

Now, Dissimilar South is focused on touring their new album regionally with a comprehensive band.

“I assume it really is sort of envelope-pushing for a general public library to undertaking into the earth of digital songs, and so when they made the decision to do a reside function, we were super enthused to take part in that because we like the set up and the corporation,” Hodge explained.

Anne-Claire Cleaver, who goes by the stage title Anne-Claire, is a singer-songwriter raised in the Triangle and now dwelling in Durham. She reported she has been composing and doing because 2014 and acquired started out in new music during middle and significant university, where by she was involved with choir and musicals. 

Cleaver attended UNC Greensboro to study audio and commenced producing her individual content on graduating. She also owns her have voice studio called Anne-Claire Voice, wherever she presents virtual voice classes to customers all over the planet.

Cleaver claimed she was glad that Chapel Hill Community Arts & Society and Carolina Doing Arts structured the new music competition.

“They’re taking it just one step even further,” she reported. “They’re taking it outside of the library, and that is fantastic. I just think that is this kind of a novel plan, and they’re evidently investing in a little something that they definitely think in.”

All of this weekend’s performing artists are featured in Tracks Tunes Library, a cost-free neighborhood music streaming system delivered by Chapel Hill Local community Arts & Tradition and Chapel Hill General public Library. The aim of Tracks is to assist area artists and bands and introduce listeners to new neighborhood music, and new songs is additional each individual year.

The library offers listeners the ability to stream professional-no cost, curated tunes from over 100 Triangle-primarily based artists free of demand. Moreover, Chapel Hill Public Libary cardholders are capable to down load new music or preserve their beloved tracks.

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