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Stories and songs from WUNC's new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

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Stories and songs from WUNC's new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

    This year we've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. We produced 48 episodes, and on this final episode of 2019 we go back and revisit the top ten of those according to downloads. The series ranged from fiddle tunes to funk to metal to indie rock to country - it's all a part of what makes this state a great place for music. Thanks for a great 2019!

    • 15 min
    Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

    Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

    This time of year families come back together and share stories. For Will Blythe, a writer who grew up in Chapel Hill there was one piece of family history that had him convinced he, and the town of Chapel Hill, was connected to this seasonal classic by Joni Mitchell. The Blythe family is old Chapel Hill and in the 70s, frequently socialized with James Taylor’s family. James left Chapel Hill as a teenager, but came back home for the holidays. One year, James was home and he’d brought a

    • 3 min
    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

    We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This week, we look at the one song that most everyone identifies with our home state. Writer Will Blythe joins Eric Hodge to talk about James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind.' He says it's a song that affects people both young and old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmgkvIgc0w

    • 15 min
    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

    We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, former Cat's Cradle owner and Crook's Corner chef Bill Smith talks about The Red Clay Ramblers. Smith saw The Red Clay Ramblers perform all the time in the early days of Cat's Cradle. For this episode, he focuses on their version of the song 'Aragon Mill.' Cat's Cradle is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a series of shows this month and in January. https://www.youtube

    • 11 min
    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

    We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. On this episode, HC McEntire joins Eric Hodge to talk about Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.' Like Nina Simone, McEntire grew up in Tryon, NC. She says the music Simone made often illuminates the challenges people in the South face, even to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sEP0-8VAow

    • 7 min
    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: The Dead Tongues

    Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: The Dead Tongues

    We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. On this episode, Jacob Sharp of Mipso talks about 'Black Flower Blooming' by The Dead Tongues . He says it's a song that both speaks to living in North Carolina, and also needing to spead your wings and fly from home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7w2Df9c_cI

    • 7 min

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