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 Uncovering the local music scene in Charlotte, NC. 

Nov 19, 2018

This month Matthew heads over to NC Guitar Works to speak with owner and luthier Nick Plesz. NC Guitar Works is a full service guitar repair shop which also works on all types of fretted instruments. 


Oct 2, 2018

This month Matthew speaks with Patrick Buckley, drummer and co-founding member of the newly formed funk band Akita. The two discuss what got Patrick into music, his musical journey and the evolution of Akita.

To listen to or purchase more tracks by Akita head to: akitafunk.bandcamp.com. For booking contact the band at:


Sep 1, 2018

This month celebrates the one year anniversary of the Queen City Music Podcast! Matthew sits down with local music legend Randy Franklin to discuss his musical history in Charlotte, the album Bloodlines, songwriting and his upcoming...


Aug 1, 2018

This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Shannon Lee who may probably be best know for locally for hosting the open mic night's Shannon's Jam. The two discuss her found her way from the world of opera into rock, her album Crystal Butterfly and the evolution of her open...


Jul 6, 2018

This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with classical guitarist Robert Teixeira. The two discuss how Robert got involved with the classical guitar, the guitar programs at Queens University and CPCC, performing with the Bechtler Ensemble and composing. The music heard in this episode is from the cd Shade Grown by...