"The first time the world heard of Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys was February 2, 1939, at 3:30 pm when the group played a fifteen-minute segment on Mountain Music Time [on WWNC radio in Asheville, NC]." #wncmusic
Samantha grew up in Concord, NC. She became independent at the age of 16 and moved to Boone, NC. She began writing poems and songs at the age of 8. She has been recognized as an outstanding poet and songwriter by many folks, including Poetry.com. Samantha has always written for other people.
Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon, Nina Simone was a musical storyteller and the "The High Priestess of Soul." Maya Angelou said it best when she recently stated that "Nina Simone and her song, spoke of the loneliness of trust betrayed, the bitterness of heartbreak, the anguish of racial prejudice and the beauty of the melody when the human heart speaks lovingly of love."