Bringing out the South in all of us, a song and a scene at a time.

Joe Kendrick at MerleFest 2013. Photo by Jeff Eason.

Joe Kendrick at MerleFest 2013. Photo by Jeff Eason.

Southern Songs and Stories is a documentary series presented by Joe Kendrick and Aaron Morrell about the music of the South and the artists who make it. We showcase their performances and discover the stories behind their songs with a look at their lives on stage, in the studio and at home as well as the family, friends, fans and music professionals around them.

The series is filmed in western North Carolina and the surrounding Appalachian and foothill regions, covering an incredible array of musicians and bands in the region. Aaron Morrell films and edits the show with production help from host Joe Kendrick. Southern Songs and Stories is an independent production that documents the current music of the South and the story of how it came to be, from styles that are centuries old to genres that are just emerging. It is a show for everyone who loves music and for anyone who wants to explore the South.

Find out more about Aaron on his Grae Skye Studio website. Email Aaron directly at randworks@mac.com and Joe at southernsongsandstories@gmail.com

Images from Joe's musical travels with Southern Songs and Stories, the Lingua Musica Show and WNCW