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BRIAN TURK - Founder/Director of Operations/Contributor

Brian Turk’s writing life began at the age of thirteen when he wrote a fan letter to his favorite author, southern fiction writer Clyde Edgerton. While most kids were busy idolizing baseball players and actors, Brian was pledging allegiance to writers and musicians. The two became friends and Clyde became a mentor for Brian. At fourteen, Brian attended Duke University’s Young Writers Camp under the guidance of Mr. Edgerton, and that's where he received what he considers his only “formal” training as a writer.

Brian's writing has been featured on Relix.comListen Up Denver!, Oskar, WWOZ.ORG, as well as in OffBeat MagazineThe Marquee Magazine, Westword, INDY Week, and Chronogram Magazine

Brian currently lives in Durham, NC.

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DAVID MENCONI - Editor at Large/Contributor

David Menconi started his journalistic career at The Boulder Daily Camera, where he spent five years covering music, arts, and news. In 1991, David moved to Raleigh, and spent twenty-eight years as a music critic and arts reporter. His prolific career at N&O established him as a pillar in North Carolina’s music scene, and earned him the honor of being North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate for 2019.

David has also written for Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, New York Times and His books include the 2012 biography Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown (University of Texas Press), and his next book will be a history of North Carolina music for UNC Press. He also hosts “That Old North State Radio Hour,” a weekly show about North Carolina music, on That Station, 95.7-FM in Raleigh, NC.


DAN WILLIS - Copy Editor/Contributor

Dan Willis is a recent graduate of the MFA in Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington, where his thesis was a collection of essays about music. He previously worked for WPTS Radio, the University of Pittsburgh's student-run radio station. Dan currently lives in Wilmington, NC.