Local record label preserves the sound of the south

By Tony Liu

Nathan Bowles, playing guitar, at the center for the study of the American south. Photo courtesy of the Paradise of Bachelors website.
Nathan Bowles, playing banjo on the porch of UNC’s Love House. Photo courtesy of the Center for the Study of the American South.

There’s a rich tradition of music throughout the South. One Chapel Hill-based label is working to preserve southern music from the past, while also releasing contemporary artists. It’s called Paradise of Bachelors, and its work has garnered national recognition.

Tony Liu looks into the history of the label, and its efforts to document the under-recognized musicians of the region.

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