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Month: August 2017

Imurj Listen: “Riverbed”

Milk N’ Honey is a culmination of four well-versed musicians that hail from different corners of North Carolina. With a compelling sound of melodic instrumentation and picturesque lyrics, MNH takes their combined influences to carve a new path in the rock n’ roll genre. Claiborne Williams, Lead Vocalist & Rhythm Guitar, talks about the inspiration behind their track “Riverbed” from their album, Floor of Diamonds. Describe the composition “Riverbed”. What inspired you to write this song? Riverbed is a song that came quickly. I had an idea for the verses to make the lyrics glide their way between a grooveable guitar part. I also knew that I wanted a slow chorus with harmony that juxtaposed the steady rhythm of the verses. Essentially, I wanted to capture how someone would breathe, then reflect that dynamically into music. The song is about being stuck in a place, accepting it, and moving on from there. Lyrically, in the first verse I combined a few lines to make it seem like a spiral out of control, hopeless, but still with motive. The second verse is all about the recognition of that place and all of the frustrations that come along with it and eventually leaving that place behind. The bridge is the breakdown of all of that emotion flowing into a chord progression that feels like you’re underwater grasping for something or someone to hold...

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In The Scene: Stevie G

Imurj’s In The Scene Series showcases NC artists and musicians in their creative spaces. Season 1. Episode 1. Interview with local musician Stevie G. Stevie G is the lead vocals in Echo the...

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Imurj Look: “Contemplation”

Meleah Gabhart is an artist specializing in wooden sculptures.  Meleah’s work of art, “Contemplation”, is on exhibit in the Imurj Main Gallery exhibit, MONO a MONO. Meleah discusses her inspirations, her artwork, and her creative process. Q: How would you describe yourself & your artistic style? A: I’m a self starting, break-the-rules when necessary, creative person.  I have a strong, direct, fluid emotional style while using a medium that is rigid and two dimensional.  I love the challenge. Q: How would you describe your art/piece that is on exhibit at Imurj? A: Contemplation is a piece I worked on when I was...

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Imurj Look: “Southern Comforter”

Victoria Powers is primarily a painter, but who has also worked in all kind of fiber arts, photography, mixed media and recycle arts. Power’s collection of paintings, “Southern Comforter”, is on exhibit in the Imurj Main Gallery exhibit, MONO a MONO. Gentile discusses her inspirations, her creative process, and why she loves what she does.  Q: How would you describe yourself & your artistic style? A: I am a multimedia artist, meaning that I have worked, and continue to work, in more than one medium at a time. Primarily, I am a painter and have painted impressionistic style paintings...

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Imurj Look: “Through the Glass”

              Megan Crist is a photographer, a writer, and a designer who is new to the Raleigh area. Crist’s collection of art, “Through the Glass”, is on exhibit in the Imurj Main Gallery exhibit, MONO a MONO. Crist discusses her inspirations, her artwork, and her creative process.   Q: How would you describe yourself & your artistic style? A: In general, I consider myself someone who always likes to learn new things. I love to read on a variety of topics. I find a lot of inspiration in all kinds of sciences as well...

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