When you’ve got an area as firmly entrenched in tradition as North Carolina is, you’re guaranteed to have a slew of bluegrass aficionados. Folks like Hank Smith and Lindsey Tims are proof of this, two musicians who are doing their damndest to expand the horizons of a genre that many may pigeonhole as a niche, or static genre. Throughout our hour long conversation, we covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent IBMA Festival in Raleigh, the evolution of the bluegrass genre and where their traditional roots have taken them as musicians.
Durham’s Toon and the Real Laww helped kick off the 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival with their performance opening for De La Soul at City Plaza. Listen to their conversation with Walter-Ego before the big show.
The number of bands that you can say contribute to the North Carolina music scene that are from Kill Devil Hills are few and far between. However, it won’t take long to realize that Zack Mexico is one of those few bands. Making a big sound through their psychedelic indie rock, Zack Mexico just recently put out a new full length album entitled “Run Out of Money And Die” back in April of this year that provided a solid indication of the potential and growth of Zack Mexico. During Hopscotch, DJ Salinger and DJ Acorn were honored to be able to sit down with the members of Zack Mexico for a quick interview talking a little bit about their latest record and how they have matured as a group over the past couple years.
And don’t forget to see Zack Mexico LIVE this Friday, Oct. 3 with Flesh Wounds for WKNC’s Fridays on the Lawn!
WKNC’s DJ DiGiorno interviewed Cancellieri during the 2014 Hopscotch Music Festival. Check out the interview below!
Check back for more interviews later this week.
Phian interviewed Urban Soil last Thursday before they played Local Band Local Beer at Tir Na Nog Irish Pub in Raleigh.
You can hear two songs at the start of this set: Cultures Collide and Dig Deeper. They also played two songs live in WKNC’s studio: The One Who Lost The Love and Natural.