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Photo by William Uzzell

Admiral Radio was created after the discovery of an old wooden radio, tucked away in the back of a dusty, South Carolina antique shop.  Becca Smith and Coty Hoover had been going steady for nearly 5 years before that, but felt inspired thereafter to create a sound people could gather 'round to - one that is deeply rooted in a traditional style, but also has the ability to touch the heartstrings of modern-day listeners.  With sweeping harmonies often compared to The Everly Brothers, this pair of songbirds are making waves in the Carolina music community as their Johnny-and-June charm continues to turn heads.  Occasionally joined onstage by a merry band of gentlemen, each suited with their own list of accolades, Admiral Radio is sure to woo audience members across the spectrum. 

About That Name...

They stumbled upon an old wooden radio, tucked away in an antique shop. When they took it home, they discovered a serendipitous family connection and a new life for their radio.

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Photo by Fiddle Leaf Media

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Photo courtesy of WAME in Statesville, NC.

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