Roger McGuinn, who broke new ground in rock music with the Byrds, has continued to do his thing ever since, with a lot of taste and class. McGuinn comes to Jefferson Center on Friday. Along with him will be his wife, Camilla, who grew up in Roanoke. So it will be a nice homecoming for her. Read full story, get show details.
On this podcast, we talk about the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band made up of such authors as Stephen King, Dave Barry, Scott Turow and Amy Tan — McGuinn is the band’s occasional ringer. And we step back into the wayback machine to discuss Byrds history, among other topics. Streaming music — McGuinn’s version of the old song “Titanic,” made famous in the 1920s by Galax’s Ernest “Pop” Stoneman. And of course, we intro with a snippet of “Eight Miles High,” a Byrds classic.