Which is best: Electric or Acoustic. East or West. Blues or Folk.

It’s just what we do in North Carolina: battle over the best. Best BBQ. Best beach. Best mountains. Best music. No apologies, either. It’s what happens when you have a little of the best of everything.

And yes, John Stewart, we eat things stuffed in biscuits. We’re so glad you noticed.

With the Democratic Convention ramping up in Charlotte, and Greensboro City Council approval for a short-term pilot on Food Trucks downtown, we can get back to the basics of life.

Pick your battle this weekend for the first annual East West BBQ Fest hosted in Greensboro, NC.

East West Barbecue Fest September 7 – 9
Music all weekend. Check the calendar here.
Wurlitzer Prize performs Saturday, September 8 at Festival Park, 1 to 2 pm.

When you can’t find a friend, you’ve still got the radio

Appalachian Voices is sending volunteers to the show Saturday to offer information and conversation about their work. Meantime you can hear a little about the upcoming show this week on Guilford College and UNCG radio.

Dave Willis on the North Carolina Show, Guilford College Radio, WQFS Wednesday at noon
90.9 FM or listen online

Members from both bands, plus a volunteer from App Voices, WUAG, Saturday at 6 pm
103.1 FM or listen online

And please, come to the show!

Possum Jenkins & Wurlitzer Prize
A special Appalachian Voices benefit, working to end Mountain Top Removal
Saturday, March 24 @ the Blind Tiger
Greensboro, NC

About Mountain Top Removal
To date, over 500 mountains have been leveled for coal mining, and nearly 2,000 miles of precious Appalachian headwater streams have been buried and polluted by mountaintop removal, according to Appalachian Voices Web site. To learn more about what’s been done and what you can do, visit appvoices.org