North Carolina Mural Trail

North Carolina Mural Trail

Welcome to the North Carolina Mural Trail! This page is designed to highlight legendary North Carolinian talent that served as trailblazers in the music industry and are known around the world!

Featured Artists

Betty Davis

Betty Davis (born 1945) is a Durham native who rose to popularity in the 1960s singing funk and soul music.

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack (born 1937) is a Black Mountain native who gained popularity in the late 1960s and is known for her three Billboard number one hits.

Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk (1917 - 1942) was a Rocky Mount jazz musician who became popular in the 1940s due to his unique style of playing.

Nina Simone

Nina Simone (1933 - 2003) was a Tryon native who became known in the 1950s singing and playing instruments in a number of genres.