today on Hell or High Water (1-2PM), we'll listen to NC's own Bascom Lamar Lunsford - a lawyer, musician, fruit tree salesman, and folklorist who organized the nation's first folk festival in Asheville. Watch this great video of him dancing and playing banjo (he's wearing the white shirt): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2WywwxWbvY
UNC professor and WXYC DJ Mark Katz hosts the Thursday Night Feature on WXYC along with guest Ken Weiss, a veteran of the music industry. In addition to being a music supervisor for film and television, Ken has published and managed artists from Broadway composers to Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Tonight, Ken and Mark chat about 1967: the Summer of Love, the peak of psychedelia and the rising tide of blues and prog rock. Tune in, 9-midnight.
Tonight on The Backyard Barbecue: "Fish Hips and Turkey Lips," a compilation of 3 NC indie rock bands, Small, Finger, and Motorolla (who later became Motorcaster), as well as a bunch of cheesy, unrelated interludes. Deets on the "18 Years of NC Poster Art" exhibit. Tracks by The Kingsbury Manx, Spider Bags, The Carolina Chocolate Drops + more.