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Question Dot GIF: What Hometown Artist Inspired You To Make Music?

At the in Raleigh, N.C., you're just as likely to see a line out the door for a homegrown act as you would for an out-of-towner. It speaks to the idea that, even as the Internet allows an infinite amount of ideas, a central group of artists can still foster community, competition, and a creative spark.

Last week, I highlighted five Triangle-based acts that I wanted to see at Hopscotch, so on the streets of downtown Raleigh, I posed one question to touring artists at the festival: What was the one artist from your hometown that inspired you to make music? For some, it was a community organizer; for others, a person with a different way of thinking about music.

Adam Kissick provides the beautiful animated GIFs seen here. You can see all of his photos from the Hopscotch Music Festival on Flickr.

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