September 27, 2020

099–Bookin’ w/ David Menconi

This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by David Menconi, author of Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, which is published by our friends at University of North Carolina Press.  Topics of discussion include Charlie Poole's inexcusable absence from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Durham, North Carolina's indifference to its own blues history, how Earl Scruggs was like Beethoven and Bach, Mitch Easter's responsibility for bringing David to North Carolina, The Squirrel Nut Zippers and Ben Folds Five as Chapel Hill's claim to fame in the era of grunge, 9th Wonder's production on Kendrick Lamar's DAMNAmerican Idol, and much more.  Signed copies of Step It Up and Go can be purchased here with FREE SHIPPING.

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