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Step It Up and Go – The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk

David Menconi

Abstract

This book is a love letter to the artists, scenes, and sounds defining North Carolina’s extraordinary contributions to American popular music. David Menconi spent three decades immersed in the state’s music, where traditions run deep but the energy expands in countless directions. Menconi shows how working-class roots and rebellion tie North Carolina’s Piedmont blues, jazz, and bluegrass to beach music, rock, hip-hop, and more. From mill towns and mountain coves to college-town clubs and the stage of American Idol, Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk, Step It Up and G ... More

Keywords: Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Integration, Nina Simone, North Carolina music, Superchunk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469659350
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659350.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Menconi, author