Wayne Martin, the senior program director for the N.C. Arts Council and a founding member of PineCone, was recently a special guest on WUNC’s State of Things with Frank Stasio. He appeared on the Friday, Dec. 4, show with banjo player Marvin Gaster and guitarist Gerry Overton to discuss stringband music in the Piedmont and PineCone’s newest CD, Going Down to Raleigh.
Wayne Martin wishes stringband music was right up there with high-tech jobs and good weather as a selling point for the Triangle region. He aims to chip away at the assumption that banjoes and fiddles are only mountain music with a new CD called “Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont: 1976-1998.” Legendary Piedmont banjo player Marvin Gaster and guitarist Gerry Overton join Wayne to play some songs off the CD and discuss our region’s homegrown music.
You can hear an archived version of the podcast on WUNC’s Web site.
You can read more about PineCone’s 25th Anniversary here. Martin will appear at the Regulator Bookshop in Durham this Thursday with other PineCone performers to talk about the making of the CD. There will be a short concert after the discussion.
When: 7 p.m., Thursday
Where: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham
Update: Martin was also featured in the Durham Herald on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The coverage just keeps coming in!