Fall Line Radio is a weekly two-hour audio show which explores traditional music of the American south and beyond.
Hosted by music researchers Jake X. Fussell and Jefferson Currie II, Fall Line Radio brings to its audience a diverse spectrum of sonic offerings from the world’s many musical communities, with a particular bent toward the songs and tunes of the American south. However, our idea of “southern” is broad and inclusive and distances itself from stagnant notions of authenticity, exclusivity, and antiquity. As much as we cherish our prewar blues 78s and “old-time” fiddle tunes, we also love hip-hop, bounce, banda, and norteña. We’re deeply passionate about Native American music traditions, particularly the songs and dances of the southeastern tribal communities. This could mean a 1908 cylinder recording of a Muskogee garfish dance or a homemade YouTube video of a Lumbee rap group. “Fall Line” is a geological term used to describe locales where the lush, rolling hills of upland piedmont meet the flat, sedimentary terrain of the coastal plain. We’re intrigued by junctions of such seemingly incongruous elements and the wonderful, endless alluvium to which they give rise.
Tune in to Fall Line Radio at 1:00 every Wednesday afternoon on WHUP 104.7!