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The Return Of Six String Drag

From left to right: Kenny Roby, Ray Duffey, Rob Keller, Dave Wright and Luis Rodriguez
Michael Traister
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Six String Drag
From left to right: Kenny Roby, Ray Duffey, Rob Keller, Dave Wright and Luis Rodriguez
From left to right: Kenny Roby, Ray Duffey, Rob Keller, Dave Wright and Luis Rodriguez
Credit Michael Traister / Six String Drag
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Six String Drag
From left to right: Kenny Roby, Ray Duffey, Rob Keller, Dave Wright and Luis Rodriguez

Six-String Drag plays live on The State of Things

North Carolina musician Kenny Roby teamed up with his friend and bass player Rob Keller in the early 1990s to create a roots band called Six String Drag.

The alternative country-soul-rock music thrust Kenny, Rob and the rest of the band into their own careers, but now they are back together, and they have created their first album in 18 years, called Roots Rock 'N' Roll.

They returned to their eclectic style with a few images of the 1950s and 1960s thrown in, including a song called "I Miss the Drive-in."

Host Frank Stasio talks with Six String Drag: Kenny Roby on vocals and guitar, Rob Keller on vocals and bass, Dave Wright on keyboard and trombone, Luis Rodriguez on guitar, and Kevin Rader on drums, and they play live.

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Will Michaels started his professional radio career at WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.