The Outer Banks in North Carolina is home to some of the hottest new artists in the state, if not the country. Though most of these musicians have yet to gain national prominence, many have amassed a loyal local following. With plenty of talented singers, songwriters and performers, it’s only a matter of time before the hottest artists in the Outer Banks area become known coast to coast. There’s no pigeonholing these artists – acts range from country music to bagpiping and everything in between.
The recently released compilation CD “Outer Banks Sounds,” is a great way for fans to discover and support local talent. Hot Outer Banks artists such as Low Pressure and Underground District are featured on the CD, which can be bought through the Dare County Arts Council. Another popular local band that didn’t quite make it into the CD is The Delimiters, which plays sets throughout the area.
For those looking to discover their new favorite band, the best way is to attend the live performances held at venues and festivals all across the state. The recent Outer Banks Beach Music Festival and Blues and Brews Festival are two examples of events music lovers shouldn’t miss, but there are plenty more. Local venues such as Port O’ Call and Kelly’s also often host up and coming bands, providing a good time for music lovers and musicians alike.