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Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids exhibit posterLard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids
Wilson Special Collections Library, 4th Floor
March 14 – August 29, 2014
Free and open to the public

The exhibit has been extended and will be open until November 17, 2014.

Visitors can rock through the history of Southern Culture on the Skids, the “legendary bards of downward mobility,” with a new exhibit at Wilson Library.

Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids will be on display on the 4th floor of Wilson Library through Aug. 29, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit explores the history of the band, which formed in Chapel Hill in 1983. On view are photographs by Kent Thompson and Michael Benson, as well as instruments, posters, recordings, and ephemera from the Southern Folklife Collection.

Southern Culture on the Skids composed of Rick Miller, Dave Hartman, and Mary Huff embodies a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South by playing a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop.

The band has released fifteen albums, including their 1985 debut album Voodoo Beach Party and the international smash Dirt Track Date, which featured the hit single “Camel Walk.”

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