WUNC's Songs We Love Songs and stories from WUNC's streaming music service, WUNC Music
WUNC's Songs We Love

WUNC's Songs We Love

From North Carolina Public Radio

Songs and stories from WUNC's streaming music service, WUNC Music

Most Recent Episodes

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

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Shady Grove

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This week, Grammy winner and American Songster Podcast host Dom Flemons talks with us about the legacy of 'Shady Grove.' He says it's a song that is synonymous with North Carolina. The version of 'Shady Grove' that Dom chose to focus on is by Taj Mahal, who he says has been his guiding spirit in his journey through North Carolina music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShuuDsXHQE

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Sylvan Esso

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, we chat with Durham rapper Lord Fess about Sylvan Esso 's 'Die Young.' It's a song he says speaks to him personally, and is also one with incredible production. Sylvan Esso performs at DPAC on November 22nd and 23rd as part of their WITH tour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-_NNIX8cDA

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Tift Merritt

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've got MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger telling us about why he loves 'Traveling Alone' by Tift Merritt - the title track from her 2012 record. Here's a video of MC Taylor performing 'Traveling Alone' at the North Carolina Art Museum in 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkB36KnwCsQ

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Doug Wallin

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. On our 40th episode, Executive Director of the North Carolina Arts Council Wayne Martin talks about a recording of the song "Pretty Fair Miss In A Garden" he made with fiddler Doug Wallin. He also talks about how the traditional music of North Carolina has resonated not only in our home state, but worldwide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HQfoIESYEo

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Fifty Miles of Elbow Room

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, writer Allison Hussey tells us about a rare recording of the gospel standard 'Fifty Miles of Elbow Room' recorded by Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange with Josh Moore. It's a song that is often associated with The Carter Family, and Hussey says this version exemplifies a blend of the modern folk sound with North Carolina's traditional roots. This song can be

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Jonathan Wilson

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, musician Kamara Thomas talks about the Jonathan Wilson song 'Can We Really Party Today?' She says it's a song with dual meanings. Jonathan Wilson plays The Arts Center in Carrboro on Friday, October 25th. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMSTe3pzHL8

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, Dom Flemons talks about a recording of the song 'Cindy' that Pete Seeger made with North Carolinians Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Stick around after the episode to hear Dom Flemon's 'Sonoran Church Two-Step.' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vhTWMOebv8

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Sonic Youth's 'Chapel Hill'

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This week, Merge Records recording artist H.C. McEntire talks about the Sonic Youth song 'Chapel Hill.' It's a song that paints a picture of what the indie rock scene was like in the early '90s and was a lot of people's first impression of the town. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFmd-8Z-UJk

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Freight Train

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, folk musician Alice Gerrard talks about Elizabeth Cotten's 'Freight Train.' On Saturday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, an all-star group of musicians pays tribute to the music Alice Gerrard made with Hazel Dickens. Most of the seats are free. Then on Sunday in Elizabeth Cotten's hometown of Carrboro, there will be free music all over town at the Carrboro Music

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