Resume

Work Experience
    Music critic/Arts reporter, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) – 1991-present
    Co-editor, University of Texas Press American Music Series, 2011-present
    Music critic/Feature writer, The Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.) – 1985-1990
    Oil-field roustabout -- 1980-1982
    Auto-parts store clerk -- 1978-79
 
Education
    Master of Arts, Journalism – University of Texas (1985)
    Bachelor of Arts, English – Southwestern University (1983)
 
Awards
    North Carolina Press Association -- Criticism, first place (2007, 2001, 1998), second place (2013) and third place (2009); Arts/entertainment reporting, first place (2011) and second place (2014)
    American Association of Sunday and Feature editors -– Criticism, Third place (1996) and honorable mention (2002); Multi-media innovation, third place (2009)
    Eric Hoffer Book Awards -- Culture, honorable mention (2013)
 
Freelance
    Rolling Stone
New York Times
Spin
salon.com
Billboard
No Depression
Mojo
Acoustic Guitar
Mother Jones
    Alumni magazines: Appalachian State, Auburn, Bowling Green, Brandeis, Brown, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Harvard, Illinois, Iowa, Johns Hopkins, Kansas, Miami of Ohio, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oberlin, Ohio State, Penn State, Princeton, Purdue, Rice, Rochester, Southern California, Stanford, Taft, Texas, Tufts, Utah, Washington State, Wisconsin

 
 

 

 
 
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