Welcome to Harbor Sounds

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Bill Foster

(1937-2014)

We remember Bill for his kind-heart and enthusiasm.  He was a very innovative drummer, using brushes on a bottle half filled with water and an old suitcase converted into a base drum. His spoon playing made him a "kid magnet."  He loved having children sit by him to try out the spoons!  Bill is greatly missed by all of us.

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Harbor Sounds offers an eclectic mix of bluegrass, gospel, and folk music. Originating in Pamlico County in 1998, Harbor Sounds has expanded from its original four members to its present-day group of seven. Although usually playing in Pamlico, Craven, and Jones counties, Harbor Sounds has performed as far north as Ocean City, Maryland, and as far west as Nashville, TN.

This group is unique in that it donates its time and talent to raise money for worthy local charities and organizations. To date, they have raised over $350,000  for such worthy groups as Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Hope Clinic, the Old Theater, Pamlico County Rescue Squad, Pamlico County Historical Association, Pamlico County's Senior Center, Oriental's ambulance and first response team, Oriental Woman's Club, Cove City firemen, Goose Creek Island Community Center, and benefits at many, many churches and nursing homes.

Harbor Sounds is noted for its unusual vocal mix and arrangement of melodies and for its lively enthusiasm. It is indeed a spirited, dynamic group that provides toe-tappin', knee-slappin', hand-clappin' fun.

Harbor Sounds has appeared at the Trent River Coffee House and the Farmers' Market in New Bern and has played for both Pamlico and Jones Counties' Arts Councils, as well as for the Pamlico Musical Society. In addition, they have appeared numerous times in Oriental's Croakerfest and the Spirit of Christmas festivities.