GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The art and music scene in Greenville is expanding through events like the African American music series at Merge Art Gallery and you might be surprised who had a hand in getting it all started.
Carroll Dashiell traveled the world playing jazz but found himself settling down in Greenville.
But for some, Dashiell in that job struck a wrong chord.
Dashiell wanted to do something — this music man wanted to create more harmony.
Then he realized someone started writing this score long before he moved here.
Dashiell hit on an inspiring note — a mural to honor Dr. Billy Taylor.
Dashiell wants to see more people joining in — getting an appreciation of Greenville’s African American roots and that the music of his people — is in everyone’s life.
Dashiell hopes will continue to help grow and celebrate African American music and culture in Greenville.