Phil Cook - WUNC's Songs We Love Podcast

Dec 12, 2016

WUNC's Songs We Love
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Songs We Love is a series and a podcast with a look at the stories behind some of the songs we're playing on our new music discovery stream, WUNC-Music.

This time Eric Hodge sits down with Durham, NC based musician Phil Cook to discuss "Sitting On A Fence" from Cook's album Southland Mission.

Cook says he came up with Southland Mission as an album title before he wrote any of the songs. It's an album that celebrates the traditional music of the south, and also the time that Cook has spent in the south embracing these traditions. The album covers several different styles of southern music, and Cook says 'Sitting On A Fence' was written to make people dance.

That's the goal, man. I'm 35 now, I gotta get people dancing or I'm done!