Author: David Menconi

2019 Piedmont Laureate David Menconi was music critic at the Raleigh News & Observer for 28 years. He has also written for Rolling Stone, Billboard, The New York Times, SPIN and a host of other publications that no longer exist. He co-edits the American Music Series for University of Texas Press and has written three books himself. A fourth, about the history of music in North Carolina, is to be published by University of North Carolina Press in 2020.

David's photo by Teresa Moore

Update (Sept. 4, 12:30pm): Due to expected weather conditions, Main Stage shows on Thurs. night will now take place at The Ritz (instead of City Plaza). The Ritz is just a short drive from downtown Raleigh—get directions here. Get more details on the schedule update here. When the Hopscotch...