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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

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

8/27/2018
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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

The Jon Stickley Trio Podcast

10/30/2017
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In this episode we dive deep into the conversation and live music of the Jon Stickley Trio that we recorded at the Spring Skunk Music Festival earlier this year, which was excerpted in the video released earlier with Grae Skye Studio. This podcast also features former bandmates of the trio, with Robert Greer of Town Mountain, Brett Johnson, formerly of Atmosphere, Mike Ashworth, now with Steep Canyon Rangers, and Galen Kipar all reflecting on their time playing with Jon, Patrick and Lyndsay....

Duration:00:31:25

Southern Songs and Stories with Acoustic Syndicate

8/22/2017
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This is the story of Acoustic Syndicate: Steve McMurry, cousin to brothers Bryon and Fitz McMurry, Jay Sanders and Billy Cardine, plus others who were key to their success, like Steve Metcalf of Little King Records and Green Acres Music Hall.

Duration:00:42:01

SpringSkunk Music Fest Podcast part 3

7/6/2017
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Music, interviews and commentary from the SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017 including Mourning Dove, Parsonsfield, The Jon Stickley Trio, T Sisters, Scott Miller and Shinyribs.

Duration:00:53:46

SpringSkunk Music Fest Podcast part 2

6/6/2017
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Music, interviews and commentary on the SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017, with Alexa Rose, Pretty Little Goat, Stray Birds, Forlorn Strangers, T Sisters, Western Centuries, I See Hawks In LA and Shinyribs.

Duration:00:44:22

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

SpringSkunk Music Fest Podcast part 1

5/21/2017
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The story of SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017, and how Joe Kendrick and Aaron Morrell partnered to make a documentary series about the festival and artists Alexa Rose and the Jon Stickley Trio.

Duration:00:35:56

Staying In Tune With The Musical Family At Carolina In The Fall

10/3/2016
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Jazz artist Roy Ayers once said, "The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers." I was reminded again of that connection with an extended musical family of members both old and new recently at the second annual Carolina In The Fall Music and Food Festival in Wilkesboro, NC. The Infamous Stringdusters performed a rousing set on the Carolina Stage Last year, the monsoon season began with the festival, and it was the...

Duration:00:03:17