The producers of “The State of Things,” hosted by Frank Stasio on WUNC radio, have asked me to appear on the show on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. It’s a terrific program that airs weekdays at noon, with a rebroadcast at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The show covers culture, politics, history, and more, and I’m honored to get a chance to go on the air to talk about John Prine: In Spite of Himself.
My appearance will come during one of the show’s periodic excursions away from its Durham home base to Greensboro, where it broadcasts live from the Upstage Cabaret at Triad Stage. You can attend the broadcast in person – click here for more info.
But Mike Smith still gets first dibs – I’ll join him on WQFS at Guilford College to talk about the book at 10 a.m. this coming Tuesday, March 10. (Rumor has it a few athletes from Greensboro Roller Derby may appear for a few minutes that morning, as well, which could leave me scrambling to come up with roller derby-themed Prine songs. Thanks for the added pressure, Mike!)
A new reading has also been added to the calendar: April 2 at Vinyl Perk in Carrboro. I’ll drop the needle on some Prine vinyl (henceforth to be known as “Prinyl”) and share the stage with musical guests, including Jefferson Hart.
More book reviews, news stories, and readings are also in the works. Watch this space for more information.