Monday, July 29, 2013

The Book Is Now Available In The Outer Banks/Huckleberry Mudflap

Hello All-

I'm happy to announce that you can now find our book at the Outer Banks! Island Bookstores ( is now carrying the book at its stores in Duck, Corolla, and Kitty Hawk, NC. Just one more reason to love the Outer Banks. If you're in the neighborhood, say hello, and check out the book.

To thank Rick and Island, we're posting what might be the best pop/rock song to ever come from the Outer Banks. Huckleberry Mudflap was formed in Beaufort in 1969, and were popular throughout the region. Their lone single, "Blue Surf" got a lot of airplay in the coastal area, and still holds a special place in the hearts of many from that time. Enjoy, and I hope to see you all on the Outer Banks soon.
July 29, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New Locations In The Triangle Area To Pick Up The Book

Offbeat Music, off of Main Street, in downtown Durham, NC
CD Alley, Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Both stores now have our book in stock, with more outlets soon to be announced. Please swing by, and thank them for their patronage.

FYI, Ken Friedman (Tobacco A Go Go) will be on Riffin tomorrow (July 25th) from noon to 2pm. Go to to listen to the show. Thanks,
July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Places To Pick Up The Book

Hello All-

Just wanted to tell you again where you can pick up the book.

Park Road Books (autographed copies!)
Paper Skyscraper
Sunshine Daydreams
Heroes Aren't Hard To Find
Lunchbox Records

Vintage Cottage (downtown Asheboro)

More distribution places will be announced shortly. Including a few spots on the Outer Banks. Do you know where else we should distribute the book? Let us know. As always, you can always pick up hte book on here-

Thanks very much,
July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Listen To My Appearance On Riffin

Listen all this week, and enjoy.
July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Hello To New Visitors, and Riffin show online

Hello All-

My thanks to those of you that found our site via the Mighty Manfred's mention of the book on his Underground Garage show, last Wednesday. You can buy the book here on Amazon.

You'll also find links to lots of cool NC songs on this site, as well as essays. Come back often, and say hello.

For those of you that missed my appearance on's Riffin show yesterday, the show is now available for the next week on their website. Go to, look up Riffin, and enjoy the show. Thanks, and talk to you again soon,
July 12, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Book Is On The Radio

Hey Everyone-

The Mighty Manfred of the Woggles will be plugging our book tomorrow afternoon (July 10th) during the 1pm (East coast time) slot, on his SiriusXM Underground Garage radio show. Listen for that, and for him to play "Abba" by the Paragons. Boss!

And don't forget to check out my interview on this Thursday afternoon, during the Riffin show, about the book. The show airs from noon to 2pm. Talk to you all soon,
July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Book Is Now Available In Asheboro, NC

Hello All-

The Vintage Cottage store, on Sunset Street in downtown Asheboro, NC ( is now carrying the book in their store. Stop by, and check out the book, as well as some of my photos on the store's walls. Thanks,
July 8, 2013 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Riffin Show This Thursday

Hello All-

I'll be appearing on the Riffin show on, a web-based Asheville radio station, this Thursday (July 11th) between noon and 2pm, to talk about the book. You'll also be able to stream the show for a week afterwards. Set your coordinates to See you then,
July 7, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The 18th Edition, "When You Love Someone"

At our premiere party, I made reference to the fact that there are only two known TV appearances from 1960s NC bands that still exist. Both are from the syndicated TV show Village Square, which taped at WBTV Studios in 1966 and 1967. One of the videos is the Paragons performing "Abba", and the other is the Statesville-based (with ties to Charlotte) 18th Edition. "When You Love Someone" is part of two singles that the band recorded in Statesville in 1967. The group would also record their only full-length LP as The New Mix later that year, which was released by United Artists in 1968.

After the band broke up, Henry Steele would join Pat Walters in The Good Bad & The Ugly (or GBU, as they were also known), while Rob Thorne would eventually join Walters in the Spongetones. A special note should also go out to David Brown, who recently passed away. We miss you, David. Here's the clip. Enjoy,
July 2, 2013