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Step It Up & Go: A talk with author David Menconi
July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Tuesday, July 6, 7:00 pm
Step It Up & Go
A talk with author David Menconi
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From Charlie Poole to Earl Scruggs and beyond: North Carolina’s contribution to the birth of bluegrass — join David Menconi, longtime music critic and author of “Step It Up & Go: the Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk,” for a talk about how bluegrass as we know it would not exist without artists from The Old North State.
David Menconi Bio
David Menconi is the author of “Step It Up & Go: the Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk.” A journalist and author based in Raleigh, North Carolina, he spent 34 years writing for daily newspapers — 28 of them at the Raleigh News & Observer. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Billboard, Spin, New York Times and served as North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate for 2019. His other books include “Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown” (2012); “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel” (co-written with Ray Benson, 2015). His next book will be a history of the folk label Rounder Records, to be published in 2022 by University of North Carolina Press.
This program is presented in partnership with the Kings Mountain Historical Museum.
Photo Credit: Teresa Moore