On April 22, 2017 Terry McKinney and his band hosted a special concert at the Orchard’s at Alta Pass. The NC Jukebox team, led by Trudi Abel from Rubenstein Library and myself, were the featured guests. Our students presented some of the research they had done on the singers and songs of the collection, sharing an interactive timeline and some of the music clips and information they had gathered. We also set up a small version of the exhibition we had hosted in Rubenstein back at Duke.
In turn, some of the descendants of the singers were in attendance and told stories about their family member’s and their performances. The band played songs we had re-discovered in the archives and people jumped up and danced!