Eddie Garcia

Audio Engineer/Producer, Triad Arts

Eddie Garcia began his career as an audio engineer at the age of 13 when he figured out how to record fuzz guitar into his family’s Hi-Fi VCR.   Many trips to Radio Shack later, he purchased a Tascam 424 MKII 4-track and hasn’t stopped pressing record since.  After years of playing in bands, recording bands, and setting up rickety PA systems, he studied recording engineering at GTCC.  During this time he was also a DJ at 90.9 WQFS, Guilford College’s student run radio station.  In the spring of 2007 he began an internship with WFDD where he earned the nickname “The Productionator.”  With a ravenous appetite for information and a love of new sounds and ideas, public radio was a great fit.

Since officially joining WFDD in the fall of 2007, Eddie has recorded or edited audio heard on Triad Arts, Story Corps, Marketplace, Voices & Viewpoints, WFDD News, and many other programs.  He currently serves as the Technical Producer of Triad Arts Weekend, where he assembles the one hour show, records the Live in Studio A sessions, and produces Kairoff at the Keyboard.  Eddie’s voice can occasionally be heard on the WFDD airwaves as well – can you spot him?

Independently Eddie has engineered the award-winning Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special since 2011.  He has also run live sound at The Garage in downtown Winston Salem, engineered events at SECCA, and hosted karaoke (seriously) at Krankies & The Garage.  He has way too many interests to list here but Eddie’s pretty obsessed with guitar pedals & cinema.  He is a BMI-affiliated songwriter, and if you’re lucky you can catch him thrashing around the stage playing guitar like a madman & singing with his band Jews and Catholics. 

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Arts
1:49 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Live in Studio A: Big Ron Hunter and Laurelyn Dossett

Big Ron Hunter in Studio A at WFDD.
Rebecca McNeely

The world's happiest bluesman, Big Ron Hunter has performed in Europe, Lincoln Center in New York, and at festivals throughout the United States. Coming up next weekend he’ll be part of UNCSA’s Music Academy of the American South which runs from June 14-16th on the UNCSA campus and Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem. Blue Summit: Interviews and Performance is Sunday afternoon, June 16th at 3:00pm with Big Ron, Boo Hanks and Logie Meachum.

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Arts
1:34 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Chopin's Nocturne

Chopin’s music may not sound experimental to our ears today—although David Ford says it’s always had an improvisational character to his ears—but the fact is that he was a musical experimenter who definitely pushed the envelope pianistically. Prior to Chopin, and etude was just a little piano study mostly for practicing piano technique. Chopin brought us the concert etude, a staple in the piano rep today. While he didn’t invent the Polonaise and Mazurka he is the composer who recast the polish folk music into piano form and catapulted both of them into the world arena. 

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Arts
12:59 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 19, 2013

Jeff Howlett's new film documenting the proto-punk music of three brothers.
Drafthouse Films

Triad Arts Weekend: July 19, 2013

First, we go proto-punk. Before The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones, there was A Band Called Death. That’s the name of a new music documentary coming to the Triad this weekend. Our Technical Producer Eddie Garcia explores the musical and personal relationships of the Hackney Brothers with Charlotte film maker Jeff Howlett. Next Peter Kairoff is back at the keyboard with Frederick Chopin's Romantic piano music. Hear how it evokes early Italian opera, the expressive nature of the serenade, and so much more. And we wrap up today’s program at… Elsewhere. That’s Greensboro’s living museum, and it’s the site of an amazing musical experiment. What would happen if you composed a piece of music using nothing but found objects, polled your audience on how your piece should be performed, and then invited the room full of non-musicians to perform your work? Southern Constellations fellow Andrew Raffo Dewar will answer that question and everything else you ever wanted to know about Material Music.

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Arts
10:47 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Before There Was Punk, There Was A Band Called Death

Death band members and brothers, David Hackney, Bobby Hackney Sr., and Dannis Hackney from A Band called Death.
Drafthouse Films

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

Before The Clash, The Sex Pistols, or The Ramones, there was A Band Called Death.  That’s the name of the new music documentary co-directed by Charlotte, North Carolina filmmaker Jeff Howlett

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Arts
12:55 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

A.R. Ammons, Untitled, 1978
www.wfu.edu

Triad Arts Weekend: July 12, 2013

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