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Center for the Study of the American South

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April 2019

Music on the Porch: Rachel Baiman

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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As a Chicago native from a politically active family, Rachel Baiman moved to Nashville to focus on music and escape from “constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems.” She has since earned a reputation as an award-winning fiddler, versed in old-time, bluegrass, Scottish, and Canadian styles, as well as a notable singer/songwriter. Her 2017 album Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love” and Folk Alley praised it for “looking at reality rather than sugarcoating anything.” With her latest album, Thanksgiving,…

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May 2019

Tell About the South: Erich Nunn on Popular Music & Gentrification

May 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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“Popular Music, Gentrification, and the Future of Atlanta’s Cabbagetown" Atlanta’s Cabbagetown neighborhood grew up around the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill, which opened in 1881 and operated for nearly a century. It was home to Fiddlin’ John Carson, whose 1923 recording of “The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” helped inaugurate “hillbilly music” as a commercial genre. After the mill closed and the neighborhood underwent a dramatic decline in the 1980s and 90s, its cheap rents and plentiful drugs…

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