First episode: Tarheel musician Aaron Burdett.
By Fred Mills
Longtime readers of Blurt may recognize the name Joe Kendrick—he’s a close buddy of mine and one of the main deejays at WNCW-FM, the community radio station located at Isothermal College in Spindale, NC (near Asheville). For several years I collaborated with him, along with some fellow music nuts, on a daily music talk show for WNCW called “What It Is,” later working with him on the early episodes of his online video program (about music, natch), “Lingua Musica.”
So it was with great interest when I learned of Joe’s new project, a music documentary series called Southern Songs and Stories with Tony Preston of Moonlight Mile studio. According to Joe, the series “explores the music of the South and the artists who make it in documentaries showcasing music performances, interviews and scenes from their lives and those around them. It’s a way of discovering what makes an artist unique, and how their story fits in with their community and the South.”
Blurt is very honored to unveil the half-hour pilot episode of SSaS, featuring the inordinately talented Americana artist Aaron Burdett (above) of Saluda, who wields a mean axe and sings like the bastard offspring of Doc Watson and Hank Williams. It features footage of Burdett on the Lingua Musica Show from earlier this year as well as recent performances (there’s one in the studio with Anya Hinkle of Tellico), scenes from Organic Records and more. Check it out:
Adds Joe, “Tony Preston and I are partners in producing the series; we plan on funding future episodes this spring via crowd sourcing campaigns while we work to attract potential sponsors and network platforms. For more info, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”