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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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United States

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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

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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We have covered a lot of ground so far, from the origin, to conversations with many key players and participants, and a lot of great music. Along the way, we have run up against biker gangs descending upon clubs and outdoor festival and taking them for their own, to finding a place on the map that no one had bothered to put on that map, to no sink, to snow collapsing a roof, to exploding concert ticket prices, and losses at the door. There’s a whole slew of stories packed into this little...

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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It all started with a cinder block building that was originally used to manufacture car parts, and later as an auction house, on farmland in the foothills of western North Carolina. The bathroom had a toilet but no sink. There was no phone, and it was heated by a large wood stove. The owner had a band, and brought in others that played there often as well, starting around the mid 1970s. It went on to add an outdoor stage, amenities, and thousands of fans. It became a key stop for...

Duration:00:50:00

The Music and Culture Episode, part one

1/25/2018
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It's a question which is at the heart of everything we do on Southern Songs and Stories, and we always pose it to artists and bands: How does your music speak to the South, and how does the South reflect itself in your music? It can go as broadly as a 'who are we and how did we get here?' exercise in philosophy and history, on down to the more anecdotal and local 'what foods do you miss the most when you're touring far away?' variety of queries. A map of the Southern Section of the United...

Duration:00:30:50

SpringSkunk Music Fest Podcast part 1

5/21/2017
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April was a packed month. It began with the conclusion of our spring fund raiser at WNCW, went on with SpringSkunk Fest at the Albino Skunk Farm the next week, followed by a few days off to decompress, and MerleFest a couple of weeks after that. Plus, life -- a week on the air to fill in for vacationing colleagues (a somewhat rare treat these days), baseball games, yard work, and so on. It felt like there was never much time to devote to making the companion audio piece to our video work,...

Duration:00:35:57