Congratulations to Raleigh Charter High School's Sustain Roots Music (SOOTS), which finished in the money in the Pepsi Refresh Projeject. Voting closed Monday in an online poll in which the top-10 vote-getters received $5,000 grants -- and SOOTS came in at No. 8. The money will help fund the benefit shows that the group puts on to raise money for Hillsborough-based Music Maker Relief Foundation, which assists older and impoverished blues musicians throughout the South.
SOOTS finishes in the money
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.