Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Isis Music Hall are proud to present the Oxford American’s 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, NC. Featuring a diverse group of beloved North Carolina musicians co-curated by Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt, this special “Statewide Singing Circle” will showcase intimate collaborations between artists that call North Carolina home coming together for a unique once-in- a-lifetime show.

Featured guests at the Asheville concert will include co-curator Tift Merritt, along with poet Nickole Brown, Pat Mother Blues Cohen, Mike Guggino, Amanda Anne Platt, Jimmy Landry, Michael Libramento, Tyler Ramsey, Graham Sharp, Shannon Whitworth, Woody Platt, Sarah Siskind and other surprise guests.

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Founded in 1992, the nonprofit Oxford American (OA) is a quarterly national literary magazine that explores the complexity and vitality of the American South through excellent writing, music, and visual art. The OA seeks adventurous work that expands the frontiers of literary excellence, confronts stereotype, redefines common perceptions, and illuminates a deeper understanding of the South. The organization is the recipient of high honors: four National Magazine Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and many others.

In November 2018, the Oxford American is proud to release its twentieth annual Southern Music Issue, dedicated entirely to chronicling and appreciating the music of North Carolina. In celebration of this milestone, the OA is celebrating the music and literary community in the Old North State with six nights of events touring four cities (Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Asheville) between November 26 and December 1.

The event is made possible with the support of co-presenting sponsors North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and North Carolina Humanities Council. Additional major partners include North Carolina Arts Council, Visit North Carolina, ArtsGreensboro, Bob Nocek Presents, Maxx Music, Isis Music Hall, Pinhook, Letters Bookshop, Free Range Brewing, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

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