Big Sound, Small Town

Big Sound, Small Town

Big Sound, Small Town
By Sandy Carlton

Hear the stories of the musicians , songwriters and artist in the small towns and communities of America. The stories are rich in the authentic sounds that make American music.

Hear the stories of the musicians , songwriters and artist in the small towns and communities of America. The stories are rich in the authentic sounds that make American music.

Hear the stories of the musicians, songwriters, and artists in the small towns and communities of America. The stories are rich in the authentic sounds that make American music.

Season 1 – Episode 11: Oak Grove String Band
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For the finale of Season 1, it seemed appropriate that we circle back around to where we began by presenting one of the most respected bluegrass acts in the area.

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The Host of Big Sound Small Town is Sandy Carlton.

 

Sandy is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, story collector and podcaster with more than five decades of experience in the music industry.

"This community and region has a long history and tradition of music that crosses genres and touches everyone here in one way or another.

Big Sound Small Town documents that legacy, how it has changed over time, and also captures how this rich body of musical talent continues today.

Because he is one himself, host Sandy Carlton has the ability to get at the heart of a musician’s story, digging up the roots that makes each one unique and interesting."

- Mary Beth Martin
“Every new episode of Big Sound, Small Town is an absolute must listen.

The stories and personalities Sandy highlights from small town musicians, songwriters and others in the music community are always as entertaining as they are educational, and he provides an invaluable outlet for important creative voices that would otherwise go unheard.”

- Aaron Jason Meier
“It was an honor to have been featured on The Big Sound Small Town podcast. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to Sandy get to know and explore the rich history of how other local artists in the Piedmont area discovered and developed their sound.

No stone goes unturned as the podcast delves deep into the backstory of each individual musician.”

- Lily Talent
“Big Sound Small Town is much more than another podcast show. It's an insight into the music and musicians of Cleveland Country and beyond. It is a glimpse into our past, and our future and music is the road map.

Sandy knows the heart and soul of a community are its people, and being a musician himself the language we speak.

No matter where your musical journey has taken you Big Sound Small Town makes you feel like you are home” - Chris Ferree
"A consummate multi-instrumentalist and spectacularly funny story teller. I would tell you funny road stories about him, but there might be children present!!"

- Art Mauney
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