Author Patricia McAfee's Newly Released “Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life” is a Tribute to Magical Sounds Created in the Mountains.

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“Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life” from Christian Faith Publishing author Patricia McAfee lifts the spirits and voices that ring out in the hills, valleys, and mountains of our communities, and shares the joy found within.

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“Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life”: a lovely jaunt down memory lane filled with talents and gifts given straight from God's heart to the people who shared those gifts with the world.

“Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life” is the creation of published author, Patricia McAfee, born and reared in Western North Carolina. She has always had a love for music, history, and public service. As a young adult, Pat was lead singer with the Outcast Band that competed and won the NC Battle of the Bands in the late 1970s. Although not the first female hired as a firefighter, Pat was the first to train and successfully complete Fire Suppression Training in WNC. She went on to serve as President of the North Carolina Local Governmental Employee Safety Officials in the mid-1980s and retired from the city of Asheville with more than twenty years of public service. In 2009, Pat coauthored “God Can Use Anyone . . . even me,” the life story of Charles “Fats Diamond” Pickens, rhythm and blues singer. Her most recent work, "WNC Musical Legacies: Hidden in the Melodies of Life" is part one of a series, paying tribute and honor to people, both past and present, that have made a musical contribution to the Western North Carolina mountains.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Patricia McAfee’s new book recounts the beauty and mystery of musical talent as it was shared with her through experiences and story-telling.

For many readers, this book series will introduce people to the Western North Carolina community and tell of their musical experiences, struggles, triumphs, tragedies, hopes, and dreams. For some, it will awaken memories of faces and gathering places where music took center stage from basement blue lights to strobe lights to foot-stomping praises in church. Musical gifts were passed from generation to generation. For others, this journey will connect streetlight dreams with the stage of Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, and the Grand Ole Opry. A few groups and several individuals were fortunate to obtain national recognition. Many performed beyond the borders of the State of North Carolina. Some gave a lifetime of musical service and died before any documented recognition, and others remain dedicated silent partners whose voices and musical gifts continue to ring out, yet are hidden in the melodies of life.

View a synopsis of “Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life" on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Western North Carolina Musical Legacies: Hidden In The Melodies Of Life”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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