4 episodes

An Oxford American podcast.
Southern Stories. Southern Songs.

Points South Oxford American

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 47 Ratings

An Oxford American podcast.
Southern Stories. Southern Songs.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Kaskov Amontillado ,

John Paul White

The discussion with White, regarding the art and craft of the singer/songwriter, is really fascinating. You won’t hear a songwriter deconstruct their creative process, and then perform an acoustic solo like they’re on your porch, that’s better than this.

robinalbrecht ,

Great with Sara A. Lewis

My first podcast and looking forward to more! Love the information and style of the podcast. Great job!

Mississippi Snopes ,

Very much of the moment

Rhiannon Giddens’ insightful analysis saves this from getting only a single star. As Giddens says, the “rub” between black and white Southerners played an important role in the development of early country music. But the initial episode’s thesis that the primary impetus for the development of country music lies with African-Americans is thinly supported at best and is obviously driven by the political trends of the moment. And the argument that tries to lump together the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash as pioneers of early country music is woefully ignorant of history.

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