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Stories and songs from WUNC's new music discovery stream, WUNC Music.

Latest Episodes

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

This year we've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. We produced 48 episodes, and on this final episode of 2019 we go back and revisit the top ten of those according to downloads. The series ranged from fiddle tunes to funk to metal to indie rock to country - it's all a part of what makes this state a great place for music. Thanks for a great 2019!

15 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

This time of year families come back together and share stories. For Will Blythe, a writer who grew up in Chapel Hill there was one piece of family history that had him convinced he, and the town of Chapel Hill, was connected to this seasonal classic by Joni Mitchell. The Blythe family is old Chapel Hill and in the 70s, frequently socialized with James Taylor’s family. James left Chapel Hill as a teenager, but came back home for the holidays. One year, James was home and he’d brought a

3 MIN2019 DEC 23
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Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

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 look at the one song that most everyone identifies with our home state. Writer Will Blythe joins Eric Hodge to talk about James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind.' He says it's a song that affects people both young and old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmgkvIgc0w

15 MIN2019 DEC 20
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, former Cat's Cradle owner and Crook's Corner chef Bill Smith talks about The Red Clay Ramblers. Smith saw The Red Clay Ramblers perform all the time in the early days of Cat's Cradle. For this episode, he focuses on their version of the song 'Aragon Mill.' Cat's Cradle is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a series of shows this month and in January. https://www.youtube

11 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

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, HC McEntire joins Eric Hodge to talk about Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.' Like Nina Simone, McEntire grew up in Tryon, NC. She says the music Simone made often illuminates the challenges people in the South face, even to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sEP0-8VAow

7 MIN2019 DEC 6
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

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

7 MIN2019 NOV 29
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: The Dead Tongues

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

13 MIN2019 NOV 22
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Shady Grove

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

8 MIN2019 NOV 15
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Sylvan Esso

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

12 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Tift Merritt

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

13 MIN2019 NOV 1
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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Doug Wallin

Latest Episodes

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

This year we've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. We produced 48 episodes, and on this final episode of 2019 we go back and revisit the top ten of those according to downloads. The series ranged from fiddle tunes to funk to metal to indie rock to country - it's all a part of what makes this state a great place for music. Thanks for a great 2019!

15 MIN2019 DEC 27
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Best of 2019

Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

This time of year families come back together and share stories. For Will Blythe, a writer who grew up in Chapel Hill there was one piece of family history that had him convinced he, and the town of Chapel Hill, was connected to this seasonal classic by Joni Mitchell. The Blythe family is old Chapel Hill and in the 70s, frequently socialized with James Taylor’s family. James left Chapel Hill as a teenager, but came back home for the holidays. One year, James was home and he’d brought a

3 MIN2019 DEC 23
Comments
Joni Mitchell’s Chapel Hill Christmas

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

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 look at the one song that most everyone identifies with our home state. Writer Will Blythe joins Eric Hodge to talk about James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind.' He says it's a song that affects people both young and old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmgkvIgc0w

15 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: James Taylor's 'Carolina In My Mind'

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, former Cat's Cradle owner and Crook's Corner chef Bill Smith talks about The Red Clay Ramblers. Smith saw The Red Clay Ramblers perform all the time in the early days of Cat's Cradle. For this episode, he focuses on their version of the song 'Aragon Mill.' Cat's Cradle is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a series of shows this month and in January. https://www.youtube

11 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Red Clay Ramblers

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

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, HC McEntire joins Eric Hodge to talk about Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.' Like Nina Simone, McEntire grew up in Tryon, NC. She says the music Simone made often illuminates the challenges people in the South face, even to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sEP0-8VAow

7 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Nina Simone's 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'

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

7 MIN2019 NOV 29
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: The Dead Tongues

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

13 MIN2019 NOV 22
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Shady Grove

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

8 MIN2019 NOV 15
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Sylvan Esso

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

12 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Tift Merritt

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

13 MIN2019 NOV 1
Comments
Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Doug Wallin
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