If you’ve ever drunk Cheerwine, tipped a cow and listened to Ryan Adams…you might be from North Carolina

NCPostcardMaking the online rounds this week is a listicle called “38 Signs You’re From North Carolina,” a trifle that makes the obligatory nods to sports rivalries, barbecue, NASCAR, cow-tipping, Cheerwine, Krispy Kreme and other Old North State staples — including music, although the artists cited don’t exactly seem up-to-date. As you can see in Reason No. 20 below, You like to brag about the North Carolina music scene, our man Ryan Adams gets namechecked even though he’s not lived here in more than a decade.

Also on the list is Winston-Salem native Ben Folds (ditto); rising Chapel Hill country-rock band Mount Moriah (the list’s one current name, well-chosen and very hip); old-school hip-hop group Little Brother (also not so current, alas, but great nevertheless); Massachusetts-born ringer James Taylor (well, um, even less current); and from way out in left field…Fred Freakin’ Durst? Dang, I had no idea he was a Tar Heel native. But yeah, Durst was born in Gastonia before going on to form the loathesome rap-metal band Limp Bizkit in that “other” Jacksonville the same year Whiskeytown got together, if Wikipedia is to be believed. Well, ya learn something every day

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2 thoughts on “If you’ve ever drunk Cheerwine, tipped a cow and listened to Ryan Adams…you might be from North Carolina

  1. Hey there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted
    to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through
    your articles. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal
    with the same topics? Many thanks!

  2. dmenconi

    Thank ya kindly. You can find a bunch more Ryan Adams-related stuff at https://loseringbook.wordpress.com/ryan-references/

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