This weekend, The Takeaway presents two remarkable and extended looks
at the idea of America's authentic identity.
As a debate rages in the United States over the value of the
Confederate Flag and its cultural appropriation, one folklorist has
spent decades of his life patching together a auditory quilt of
stories, voices, and sounds that tell a narrative of the south.
BILL FERRIS is a professor of History at the University of North
Carolina, the senior associate director of the Center for the Study of
the American South, and the former chairman of the National Endowment
for the Humanities.
He shares his story and the vast array of sounds that he's collected
over the years.
The quest to find the authentic American sound is about as old as the
American music industry itself, steeped in the history of our country,
the people, and the instruments of its parts.
It's a journey WARREN HAYNES has been on for many years. The
Grammy-winning guitar player and singer helped reboot the Allman
Brothers 25 years ago. He also moonlighted with The Grateful Dead for
many years as well, and he's been at the helm of seminal rock band
Government Mule for the better part of 20 years.
His third solo album, "Ashes and Dust," recorded with veteran
Americana band Railroad Earth, is out this weekend. He joins us to
discuss his musical process and to perform in studio.
Check out a video of Warren's in-studio performance at The Takeaway
> Spots of Time - Warren Haynes
> Warren Haynes helped reboot the Allman Brothers Band 25 years ago,
> and he's moonlighted with The Grateful Dead for years. He joined us
> in-studio for a performance—check out our interview with him here:
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