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Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Fifty Miles of Elbow Room

Mandolin Orange
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We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. This time, writer Allison Hussey tells us about a rare recording of the gospel standard 'Fifty Miles of Elbow Room' recorded by Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange with Josh Moore. It's a song that is often associated with The Carter Family, and Hussey says this version exemplifies a blend of the modern folk sound with North Carolina's traditional roots.

"It sounds very fresh and sweet..it's a really pretty song."

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Allison Hussey

This song can be found on a compilation called 'Hymns From The Gathering Church,' which is available on Bandcamp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPQ3fCaGDkk

Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of King Street Soul on WHUP in Hillsborough, NC and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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