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Free Lunchtime Music Series Comes to Wilson Library

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Blues, bluegrass, and the stories of legendary Southern music will be the focus of the “Southern Journey” concert and interview series at UNC this fall.

The hour-long daytime performances and interviews will each begin at 12 p.m. All are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Interview with John Clark of The Hot Nuts. The band, the classic college-circuit rhythm and blues group, started in Chapel Hill in 1955.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Performance by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo player Jim Mills, who formerly played with Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Conga and legendary New Orleans percussionist player Alfred “Uganda” Roberts will give a concert. Roberts formerly performed with Professor Longhair and Dr. John.

The performances and discussions occur in connection with the history class “Southern Music” taught by UNC professor Bill Ferris. Series sponsors are the Southern Folklife Collection, the American Studies department, the Department of History, and the Center for the Study of the American South.

For concert information, contact Steve Weiss, curator of the Southern Folklife Collection: (919) 962-7105.

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