Country Music http://wunc.org en Musician Jon Langford: Blending Punk With Country http://wunc.org/post/musician-jon-langford-blending-punk-country <p> <span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Welsh musician <a href="http://jonlangford.de/">Jon Langford</a> is best known for his time with the British punk band, The Mekons. But Langford’s work is also deeply influenced by American country singers like Johnny Cash. Langford's new album, "Here Be Monsters", blends those interests. He'll be performing at the <a href="http://camraleigh.org/">Contemporary Art Museum</a> in Raleigh on April 25th at 8 p.m. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jon Lanford and we get a taste of the new album.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:30:27 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 34292 at http://wunc.org Musician Jon Langford: Blending Punk With Country New Songs With Old Roots http://wunc.org/post/new-songs-old-roots <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.brucepiephoff.net/">Bruce </a><a href="http://www.brucepiephoff.net/">Piephoff</a>'s music draws inspiration from the Appalachian tradition of story and character-centered songs. The poet, guitarist and singer released a new album, "Soft Soap Purrings" earlier this year.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:52:16 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32644 at http://wunc.org New Songs With Old Roots The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray: Her New Album Is A Little Bit Country, And A Lot North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/indigo-girls-amy-ray-her-new-album-little-bit-country-and-lot-north-carolina <p></p><p></p><p>Amy Ray is likely best known as a member of the duo the Indigo Girls. She has a solo career as well and this week the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter released her first country record.&nbsp; It's called "<a href="http://www.amy-ray.com/index.html">Goodnight Tender</a>" and it has tons of North Carolina connections. It was recorded at <a href="http://www.echomountain.net/">Echo Mountain Studios </a>in Asheville.&nbsp; There are local musicians involved, like the brothers from <a href="http://megafaun.com/">Megafaun</a>.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson & Eric Hodge 29389 at http://wunc.org The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray: Her New Album Is A Little Bit Country, And A Lot North Carolina Ricky Skaggs On His Kentucky Mountain Origins http://wunc.org/post/ricky-skaggs-his-kentucky-mountain-origins <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Ricky Skaggs was just five years old when he first got his hands on a mandolin. Many boys in small town Kentucky were playing the guitar or the fiddle, but not the mandolin. With a rich and varied career in bluegrass and country, Skaggs is known for that masterful mandolin sound.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:48:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 27761 at http://wunc.org Ricky Skaggs On His Kentucky Mountain Origins Music Fridays: The Erin Nenni Band http://wunc.org/post/music-fridays-erin-nenni-band <p>Singer-songwriter Erin Nenni and guitarist Scotty Miller performed as an acoustic duo until late last year when they decided to form the Erin Nenni Band. They play tomorrow night at The Pour House in Raleigh, but first they talk with host Frank Stasio and perform live in studio.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://youtu.be/VGcq-1XtCJ4</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:17:42 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 27361 at http://wunc.org Music Fridays: The Erin Nenni Band