Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

March 14, 2014 - August 31, 2014

“Lard Have Mercy” traced the history of Chapel Hill’s “Legendary Bards of Downward Mobility,” Southern Culture on the Skids (SCOTS). Formed in 1983, SCOTS embodies a raucous, sleazy, good-natured, good-time take on Southern traditions and traditional music playing a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, rockabilly, and swamp pop, driving fans into ecstatic, sweat-drenched paroxysms of joy.

The exhibition featured photography by Kent Thompson and Michael Benson as well as instruments, posters, recordings, and other ephemera from the SCOTS collection in the Southern Folklife Collection.

For more details, visit the Southern Folklife Collection blog.