The Chapel Hill country singer will play with the Rosewood Bluff and will be joined by Tonk. But before he gets on stage Thursday evening, Howie Jr. decided to stop by WUNC to talk with Eric Hodge about his approach to writing country songs and life as a parent.
Legendary Blues Musician Captain Luke has entered hospice care and is now resting at his home in Winston-Salem. He was born in 1927 and grew up driving mules, working the land and singing with family. He met Tim Duffy in the 1990s and together they formed the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Duffy and Captain Luke told their story in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth when it visited WUNC last year.
Russell Moore's bluegrass career has included a stretch as a member of Doyle Lawson's Quicksilver band and as the leader of IIIrd Tyme Out since 1991. Born in Texas, he moved to North Carolina and later Georgia to follow his bluegrass dreams. Moore has been named IBMA Vocalist of the Year five times and the band has claimed Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive times.
It was a grand night for banjos and fiddles and song. On Wednesday October 1, 2014, during Raleigh's Wide Open Bluegrass event, WUNC hosted four bands on the Daily Planet stage at the Museum of Natural Sciences.
WUNC's Back Porch Music on the Lawn series back on the lawn under the Lucky Strike tower in the heart of the American Tobacco Campus. The free concerts are on Thursday nights from May to September. The series is part of the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the American Tobacco Campus.