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Sense Of Place North Carolina: Mitch Easter

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Mitch Easter has been a significant presence in the North Carolina music scene for decades — beginning in 1980, when he opened his Drive-In Studio in his parents' garage in Winston-Salem. Easter is best known for his band Let's Active and as a producer for the first R.E.M. albums in the early '80s.

Easter closed the Drive-In in 1994 and built the Fidelitorium in Kernersville, which is where World Cafe caught up with him. It's a gorgeous space where bands flock to get a piece of the jangle-pop sound for which he's known. You can hear that sound for yourself in our Spotify playlist, which features musical projects Easter's worked on over the years.

Read a note about World Cafe's visit to North Carolina and the controversy surrounding HB2.

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