Southern Songs and Stories Music Interviews, Performances and Culture
Summary: Southern Songs and Stories is a documentary series about the music of the South and the artists who make it. We showcase their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans and music professionals around them.
Guests Laura Boosinger, Daniel Coston, Ty Gilpin, Jens Kruger, Fred Mills, Kim Ruehl, Stu Vincent and Garret Woodward along with host Joe Kendrick examine the intersections of Southern culture and music.
We ask the question of how Southern music influences culture, and how Southern culture and history worked to shape its Blues, Jazz, String Band, and Bluegrass music that became ubiquitous. Music professionals Laura Boosinger, Daniel Coston, Ty Gilpin, Fred Mills, Kim Ruehl, Stu Vincent and Garret Woodward give thought provoking answers that reveal a lot of the unique nature of Southern music and culture, and how it evolved and continues to change and expand into the larger world.
When you get a first look at David Childers, when you first hear him in conversation, you could be forgiven for thinking that he might be someone who likes to sit and talk with the old timers on the bench in front of a small town feed and seed, with his burly speech and stature, his drawl and his demeanor. His movements are straightforward, more deliberate than many, clearly without anxiety. There’s no pretense about him; when he looks at you, it’s clear that he is not plotting any advantage. This is all true, but is just a starting point, as if you had witnessed a work of art and thought, “Heck I could have done that”, without realizing the creative intellect, work, discipline and inspiration necessary to create what is now recognized as a masterpiece. When you first listen to David’s music, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is noteworthy for that same, booming, burly howl that was hinted at in his speech, that the only things that stick out are refrains from song titles like “Johnny Got A Mohawk”, “Burning In Hell” and “Run Skeleton Run”. You’re right, but you’re only getting that first look. The phrase, ‘You can’t judge a book by it’s cover’ comes to mind, except in this case you might not even realize that there’s a book involved. And it’s a great read. We’re cracking open that volume today, in this episode on David Childers on Southern Songs and Stories.
In this episode we dive deep into the conversation and live music of the Jon Stickley Trio that we recorded at the Spring Skunk Music Festival earlier this year, which was excerpted in the video released earlier with Grae Skye Studio. This podcast also features former bandmates of the trio, with Robert Greer of Town Mountain, Brett Johnson, formerly of Atmosphere, Mike Ashworth, now with Steep Canyon Rangers, and Galen Kipar all reflecting on their time playing with Jon, Patrick and Lyndsay. We also highlight some of the music of all of those artists as we go.
This is the story of Acoustic Syndicate: Steve McMurry, cousin to brothers Bryon and Fitz McMurry, Jay Sanders and Billy Cardine, plus others who were key to their success, like Steve Metcalf of Little King Records and Green Acres Music Hall.
Music, interviews and commentary from the SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017 including Mourning Dove, Parsonsfield, The Jon Stickley Trio, T Sisters, Scott Miller and Shinyribs.
Music, interviews and commentary on the SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017, with Alexa Rose, Pretty Little Goat, Stray Birds, Forlorn Strangers, T Sisters, Western Centuries, I See Hawks In LA and Shinyribs.
The story of SpringSkunk Music Fest 2017, and how Joe Kendrick and Aaron Morrell partnered to make a documentary series about the festival and artists Alexa Rose and the Jon Stickley Trio.
Staying In Tune With The Musical Family At Carolina In The Fall