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Cooder-White-Skaggs Tickets on Sale Now for Nov. 20 Concert

The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library teams with Carolina Performing Arts to bring national tour to UNC. Continue reading

Rare Recordings of Music Greats Come to Southern Folklife Collection

Bob Riskin of McCabe’s Guitar Shop has donated more than 2,000 original concert recordings, including performers such as Doc and Merle Watson, Mike Seeger, Odetta, Ralph Stanley, and Elizabeth Cotten. Continue reading

Visualizing American Roots Music

An exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Meet the UNC Librarian with an R&B Past

Fifty years ago, Jill Shires played backup when The Tams recorded their number-one hit “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?” Continue reading

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

Rock through the band’s history with an exhibit in Wilson Library through Aug. 29, 2014. Continue reading

Southern Culture on the Skids Concert March 14

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at Historic Playmakers Theatre on March 14 to celebrate the opening of a Wilson Library exhibit about the band’s history. Continue reading

Rock the Library: Bill Smith’s Band T-Shirts Come to Wilson Library

The Crook’s Corner chef donates his mementos of Chapel Hill’s music scene to the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Fiddle and Three-Part Harmony with the Quebe Sisters Sept. 19

Texas fiddle group The Quebe Sisters Band will perform a free public concert Sept. 19 at UNC’s WIlson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Free Lunchtime Music Series Comes to Wilson Library

Blues, bluegrass, and the stories of legendary Southern music will be the focus of the “Southern Journey” concert and interview series at UNC in September and October. Continue reading

Folklorist Alan Lomax Will Be Topic of Feb. 22 Lecture

Folklorist Alan Lomax, who recorded music of the American South in the 1930s and 1940s, will be the subject of an evening of lectures and performances Friday, Feb. 22. Continue reading