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Southern Songs and Stories is a documentary series about the music of the South and the artists who make it. We showcase their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans and music professionals around them. The series is based in western North Carolina and the surrounding Appalachian and foothill regions, covering an incredible array of musicians and bands. Host Joe Kendrick produces Southern Songs and Stories independently, documenting the current music of the South and the story of how it came to be, from styles that are centuries old to genres that are just emerging. It is a show for everyone who loves music and for anyone who wants to explore the South.

Southern Songs and Stories is a documentary series about the music of the South and the artists who make it. We showcase their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans and music professionals around them. The series is based in western North Carolina and the surrounding Appalachian and foothill regions, covering an incredible array of musicians and bands. Host Joe Kendrick produces Southern Songs and Stories independently, documenting the current music of the South and the story of how it came to be, from styles that are centuries old to genres that are just emerging. It is a show for everyone who loves music and for anyone who wants to explore the South.
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Southern Songs and Stories is a documentary series about the music of the South and the artists who make it. We showcase their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans and music professionals around them. The series is based in western North Carolina and the surrounding Appalachian and foothill regions, covering an incredible array of musicians and bands. Host Joe Kendrick produces Southern Songs and Stories independently, documenting the current music of the South and the story of how it came to be, from styles that are centuries old to genres that are just emerging. It is a show for everyone who loves music and for anyone who wants to explore the South.

Twitter:

@SouthScenes

Language:

English

Contact:

704-300-9776


Episodes

Don't Say No To The Muse: Side Hustles, Part Two

6/12/2019
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Conversations with The Deer, members of Calexico, Scythian and The War & Treaty, plus music and commentary

Duration:00:33:15

Side Hustles, part one: For Musicians, The Gig Economy Is Nothing New

5/24/2019
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The first of a two part series on how music artists make ends meet, with interviews and music from Dangermuffin, Elizabeth Cook, David Ball, Warren Hood and Brian Swenk, including commentary on many issues at play in the arts economy.

Duration:00:35:39

The War and Treaty: Blowing The Roof Off and Loving Without Limits

5/3/2019
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Their biographies read like something out of a movie, and probably should be made into one. We interview Michael and Tanya Trotter of The War and Treaty, their producer Buddy Miller, audience member Sharon Meeker, and music therapist Gretchen Chardos Benner, along with commentary and lots of live music from their performance on 4/12/19.

Duration:00:57:30

Wagon Wheel: Anatomy Of A Hit

4/4/2019
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Tracing the origins, ascendancy, saturation and backlash surrounding "Wagon Wheel", the song that is in many ways bigger than the artists who made it. From music by the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup that foretold it, to the almost forgotten sketch that Bob Dylan first gave it, to the ambitious original by a couple of homesick Southerners away at school in New Hampshire, and eventually its incredible run and high profile covers, you will hear the story of just how...

Duration:00:35:14

Town Mountain: There's Never A Last Ride In The Van

3/1/2019
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Bluegrass five piece band Town Mountain talks about their latest album as we feature songs and bring in more conversations from people like their producer Caleb Klauder.

Duration:00:49:00

Hickory Wind: Marshall Chapman and Mourning Dove

2/3/2019
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Singer songwriters Marshall Chapman, Lisa Stubbs, Niels Brooks and Peter Cooper talk about their music and their music and the history and culture of Upstate South Carolina. Featured are songs from all of these artists, along with excerpts of The Byrds and Nick Drake, along with commentary and analysis by host and producer Joe Kendrick.

Duration:00:52:34

Mac Arnold: The Blues That's Got Nothing To Prove

1/2/2019
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This episode on Mac Arnold tells his fascinating story and features some fantastic blues music. Mac played with the biggest names in the blues, he was behind the scenes of hit TV shows, he has a crack band and a love for farming the same clay soil he did as a boy. There is a great deal to Mac’s story, and in this episode we feature interviews with the South Carolina artist along with Plate Full O’ Blues band mate Max Hightower, fellow Upstate blues veteran Freddie Vanderford, and writer and...

Duration:00:54:22

The Steel Wheels: Striking A Balance Between Tradition and Progress

11/28/2018
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In this episode, you will hear an engaging interview with members of The Steel Wheels and several others familiar with the band. We talk about bringing new life to songs close to a century old, the push and pull of wanting to make music but also wanting to address the massive divides between us and help build community, how some Southern stereotypes drive them nuts, how drums and percussion have found their way into their sound and have helped build upon rather than remove their foundations,...

Duration:01:05:30

Women In Music: What They Face And Overcome

10/21/2018
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In this episode of Southern Songs and Stories, we hear from Amanda Anne Platt of the Honeycutters, Natalya Weinstein of Zoe & Cloyd, Hannah Kaminer, Alexa Rose and Ygerne Moonie, telling us about their experiences, as we question what makes music so male dominated in the first place, what preconceptions do to hold women back, talk about some of their musical heroines, and much more.

Duration:00:48:21

Tellico: Appalachian Roots For The 21st Century

9/26/2018
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Interviews with band members in Tellico as well as Jon Stickley and Ty Gilpin, plus commentary from host Joe Kendrick and new music from the band's second album, Woven Waters.

Duration:00:58:01

The King Of Broken Hearts: Jim Lauderdale

9/24/2018
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Interviews with Jim Lauderdale, Craig Havighurst and Glenn Dicker with commentary from host Joe Kendrick along with plenty of music by Jim.

Duration:00:52:31

State Of The Podcast

7/26/2018
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A lot has been going on with Southern Songs and Stories, and I am here to let you know about all I have been up to, and some plans we have in store.

Duration:00:07:30

Remembering Jeff Eason

7/11/2018
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To honor Jeff, and to revisit some of those good times that we had on the radio together, here is a special presentation of several of his What It Is episodes, including some of the behind the scenes chatter that we had surrounding those episodes.

Duration:00:35:21

Time Sawyer: the band with a banjo that is definitely not bluegrass

6/29/2018
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Our episode on the band Time Sawyer, with live songs from their June 2018 performance in Burlington, NC, interviews and commentary, plus a look at the artist-curated music festival scene along the way.

Duration:00:57:07

Green Acres Music Hall, Part Three

5/24/2018
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The conclusion of our history of Green Acres Music Hall, with a focus on later years in its four decade run, and new interviews with artists like Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and Mike Lynch, along with performances ranging from the very first bluegrass show played at the Acres on December 30th, 1978, which is playing now, to shows from Bela Fleck and the Flecktones in 1991, Larry Keel with Snake Oil Medicine Show in 97, and Sam Bush’s band Duck Butter also in 1997.

Duration:00:53:51

Green Acres Music Hall, Part Two

4/24/2018
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Do you remember the 1980s? The Cold War, Reagan, big hair, synthesizers, yuppies, AIDS, MTV? It can be easy to point and laugh at times, maybe easier than it is to remember the good things about the era. It did not make national headlines, but one of those good things was Green Acres Music Hall, which came of age in that decade. In our first episode, we touched on some of the history of the music scene in the region and how rough things could get in the 70s, with biker gangs taking over...

Duration:00:57:11

Green Acres Music Hall, Part One

3/22/2018
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This is the beginning of the Green Acres story, with interviews of artists like Bela Fleck, John Cowan, the band Acoustic Syndicate, plus the man who was instrumental in bringing them there, Steve Metcalf, among others. There is plenty of music from the venue as well as commentary on the overall music scene in the 1970s and 1980s, where Green Acres fit in the culture, and more.

Duration:00:50:00

The Music And Culture Episode, Part Two

2/22/2018
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Guests Laura Boosinger, Daniel Coston, Ty Gilpin, Jens Kruger, Fred Mills, Kim Ruehl, Stu Vincent and Garret Woodward along with host Joe Kendrick examine the intersections of Southern culture and music.

Duration:00:44:15

The Music and Culture Episode, part one

1/25/2018
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We ask the question of how Southern music influences culture, and how Southern culture and history worked to shape its Blues, Jazz, String Band, and Bluegrass music that became ubiquitous. Music professionals Laura Boosinger, Daniel Coston, Ty Gilpin, Fred Mills, Kim Ruehl, Stu Vincent and Garret Woodward give thought provoking answers that reveal a lot of the unique nature of Southern music and culture, and how it evolved and continues to change and expand into the larger world.

Duration:00:30:50

You Don't Have To Say So Much: The David Childers Story

12/15/2017
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When you get a first look at David Childers, when you first hear him in conversation, you could be forgiven for thinking that he might be someone who likes to sit and talk with the old timers on the bench in front of a small town feed and seed, with his burly speech and stature, his drawl and his demeanor. His movements are straightforward, more deliberate than many, clearly without anxiety. There’s no pretense about him; when he looks at you, it’s clear that he is not plotting any...

Duration:00:45:32