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Paul Vo: The Inventor and His Thousand Elves

“If you tap on something and you get a tone, there’s music hidden in there. And I have the technology that could bring it out.” So says Paul Vo, an Asheville-based inventor who applies technology to expand the range of traditional, acoustic instruments. Vo’s latest invention is the Vo-96, a low-profile device that attaches to

Best of 2016: Interviews

In 2016 alone, I’ve interviewed more than 140 artists; that’s nearly half the number I interviewed in the decade prior to this year. I hope 2017 will be at least as busy; I find my conversations with creatives extremely rewarding. I’ve learned a few things along the way, and one of the most important realizations