Terry Anderson is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from the Triangle who has written hits for such bands as the Georgia Satellites (“Battleship Chains”) and Dan Baird (“I Love You Period”).
Notable bands: The Fabulous Knobs, The Woods, The Yayhoos, The Olympic Ass-Kickin’ Team.
Select Discography:
The Fabulous Knobs: Hugs and Kisses.
The Yayhoos: Put The Hammer Down.
The Olympic Ass-Kickin’ Team: Terry Anderson and the Olympic
Ass-Kickin’ Team.
Solo: What Else Can Go Right, Jimmy’s Arcade.


Māya Beth Atkins is a singer and songwriter from Charlotte, N.C.
She has recorded one album. She now lives and performs in Asheville.
Select discography: Whatever You Are.

Marlene Ballena

Marlene Ballena, a native of Peru, began playing cello at age 7 and served as a member of the Peruvian National Symphony. She has studied at the University of Louisville and the Cleveland Institute of Music and has accepted prestigious residencies at Kent State University and Carnegie Melon University. She has been a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since 2014.

shana blake

Shana Blake is a versatile vocalist and session singer from Charlotte,
Notable bands: The Shana Blake Band.

jane hart brendle

Jane Hart Brendle is a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra where she has been in the first-violin section since 1995. She is also the violinist and arranger for Carolina Strings, a chamber group that performs in the Charlotte area. She holds a Master of Music degree in applied violin performance from UNC-Greensboro.
She also plays classical mandolin. She lives in Charlotte, N.C. She is married to jazz bassist Ron Brendle.

ron brendle

Ron Brendle is a virtuoso bassist, composer, and string arranger who has become the first-call bassist for projects and studio work in the Charlotte area. He has a deep discography and has worked with Mose Allison, Bunky Moon, Charlie Byrd, Clark Terry, and Bob Margolin, among others. Brendle did the string arrangement for “Late” on Be Good To Yourself.
Notable bands: Bunky Moon.


Ed Bumgardner is a veteran bassist from Winston-Salem, N.C. He spent 25 years as music writer for the Winston-Salem Journal,
winning national and state awards for critical excellence.
Notable bands: Fast Annie, MGB, The Allisons, Luxuriant Sedans.
Select discography:
Luxuriant Sedans: Born Certified, Fourth Gear.


Credit: Alex Forsyth Photography

larry carman

Over the past 40 years, Larry Carman has earned a reputation as a commanding drummer of far-reaching skill and invention, whether playing funk, rock, blues, or jazz. He lives in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Notable bands: Matt Kendrick, Andrea Templon, Luxuriant Sedans.
Select discography:
Luxuriant Sedans: Fourth Gear.
Andrea Templon: Dragonflies On Wings.