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"Fantasy Folk"

The Local Glow

Release Date: 08/06/2017

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The Local Glow

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Samantha Jordan, AKA FURY, is writing the soundtrack for a revolution. It started in her grandfather’s church, where she learned that music can be a feeling. That it’s not just words and melodies, but it’s got a soul that can spread far and wide, breathing life into communities and culture. With a revival of the lyricism and purpose of the Golden Age of Hip Hop, FURY brings a monsoon of vision and passion. Like a prescription for the ills of the world, she declares “What I’m doin’ is reducin’ the pollution on the airwaves.” Learn more about FURY at www.furyhiphop.com.Learn more...

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First Gig Rock Camp is a summertime gem found in a few cities around Central Illinois. The week long day camp brings in young kids from around the region to get together, and try on the rock star life for a few days. From learning songs, to photo shoots, to radio interviews, to Skype sessions where national musicians share stories of life on the road and how to find success in music, First Gig brings the stage to the next generation of hometown heroes. Learn more about First Gig Rock Camp on their website. Learn more about The Local Glow on our website. Production music by Snayl, outro...

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“First and foremost, we need to feel.”   These are the words of Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz, in an essay of his, commissioned by the New Yorker. Do you long to feel? Do you ache to engage, to connect? He explains, “Vulnerability is the pre-condition to contact.” So...are you ready?   What makes local music and art culture so...timeless, immersive, and magnetic, is how up-close and real it is. Unlike pop culture, this stuff...you can reach out and touch it, you can feel it around you. Nothing is too far away. But do we fabricate our own barriers to make up for this...

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Today, we want us to celebrate the beautiful, chaotic humans that make up the hands and feet of our communities, and to take a minute to hear from the listeners. Send us your stories at thelocalglow@gmail.com! -- This episode features original music by The Dream Masons, String Machine, Naal, and Lonesome Animals. Find The Local Glow on Facebook and Patreon, or email us at thelocalglow@gmail.com!

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