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Part Of My Life

Josh Oliver is playing tonight at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Logan Wentworth
Josh Oliver is playing tonight at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

Musician Josh Oliver plays live on The State of Things

Josh Oliver is playing tonight at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Credit Logan Wentworth
Josh Oliver is playing tonight at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

Musician Josh Oliver was a very shy performer for most of his life. Growing up in eastern Tennessee he often heard hymns and traditional music in his church, but he never liked singing very much.

That all changed when he decided to study music at East Tennessee State University. In the music program, his instructors had him performing solos and writing music for himself.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Oliver about his career and Oliver performs music from his latest solo album, Part of My Life.

Josh Oliver performs tonight at The Arts Center in Carrboro at 9 p.m. and tomorrow night at Bourgie Nights in Wilmington at 9 p.m.

Check out Oliver's music video for "Ain't Over Til It's Over" from his new album, Parts of My Life.

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Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.