Eddie is a veteran music journalist and author of “John Prine: In Spite of Himself,” published in 2015 by the University of Texas Press. He has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Goldmine and many other publications. He has interviewed more Winston-Salem musicians than he can count, i...
Before Vanessa Ferguson started dazzling viewers as a contestant on “The Voice” on NBC TV, she dazzled Greensboro concertgoers as a singer in two shows in the 2016 Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series.
DANBURY—Skip Staples has songs and songwriter friends. Robin Riddlebarger has campers. Eddy McGee has a place where they can all get together.“People on a regular basis say, ‘What is there to do around here?’” Riddlebarger said. “There’s only so many days you can stay in a tent with a 3-year-old before you start going and looking for things to do.”Riddlebarger is the superintendent of Hanging Rock State Park.
Corey Smith was upset with his management after the first time he played at Ziggy’s in the mid-2000s and failed to draw much of a crowd.“It was the old Ziggy’s, and I’d never played anywhere close to there before,” he said from his home in Jefferson, Ga. “My manager and my agent were like, ‘This is a cool room.