Presenter: David Menconi, Music Journalist, Author, Radio Host
During this hour-long program, Menconi will read from his latest book—Step It Up and Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music, from Blind Boy Fuller and Doc Watson to Nina Simone and Superchunk—and discuss how beach music emerged as a battlefield in the struggle to overturn Jim Crow segregation.
North Carolina’s 2019 Piedmont Laureate (creative nonfiction), Menconi covered music at the Raleigh News & Observer for more than 28 years. His new book explores roughly a century of the state’s music history. Purchase your copy, which includes a bookplate signed by the author, from our Museum Shop website.
Register here! An email containing the Zoom link will be sent to all registrants 30 minutes before the program.