Our group plans to support UNC by participating in two upcoming events in Morehead City. Please consider participating in one or both, and feel free to bring along friends and family!
The first event features lectures by two UNC Professors and lunch prepared by local Culinary Students. It is October 19 from 10-3 in Carteret Community College’s Joslyn Hall, and tickets must be purchased in advance through the CCC Foundation using the link below.
UNC Professor of Music Jocelyn Neal will present Song of the South: Assimilation and Secession in Today’s Country and Bluegrass Music. The musical heritage and present day musical practices of the American South are a treasure trove for exploring how Southern culture interfaces with mainstream American popular culture. We will look at bluegrass and country in the present to consider how those musics balance assimilation with the constant tension to separate themselves as distinct genres and traditions, and how those impulses are part of a long tradition.
Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, Bland Simpson, will present A Sound Country Serenade: Words & Music from King Mackerel and Other Works. Bland Simpson has collaborated on a dozen musicians’ theatre shows and has written a number of lyrical books about coastal and sound country North Carolina, work that has overlapped most noticeably in the popular musical King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running: Songs & Stories of the Carolina Coast. He will discuss and perform songs from this and other shows and read from his books as well.
Cost: $40 for Lunch and Lecture, $25 Lecture Only