There’s nothing more fun than a community of friends and fans coming together to celebrate the songs of a local boy done good while raising money for a great cause.
We at FMC were honored to be the beneficiaries of a sold-out rock show last Thursday May 9 at Deep South The Bar in Raleigh, North Carolina. The concert celebrated the release of Losering: The Songs of Ryan Adams by journalist and critic David Menconi. This award-winning book blends biography and criticism to tell the story of Adams’ musical journey through alt-country and beyond, and is rooted in the rich and fertile Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill music scene where Adams got started.
That community was out in full-force on Thursday as fourteen different acts covered their favorite songs from all eras of Adams’ long career. You can check out David’s play-by-play recap of the event at the book’s website.
It’s incredibly gratifying and humbling when artists and fans find creative ways to support our work and build a vibrant and equitable future for musicians. Our deepest thanks to all the performers, fans, and especially to author David Menconi and Dave Rose and John Booker of Deep South.
Back in March 2010, music lost one of its greats when Alex Chilton of Big Star passed away. Chilton’s legacy lives on through his influence on acts like R.E.M., Cheap Trick and Wilco. His music has also made an impact on a number of North Carolina artists, many of whom will come together on Friday, May 28 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC to celebrate Chilton’s life and music. read more