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This is a nice article from the Carolina Alumni Review that was published after I received the John L. Haber '70 award or "Habey" for "outstanding contribution to the arts".
Hugely popular in North Carolina and among concert audiences in NYC since the ‘80’s, the original cast recording of Coastal Cohorts Jim Wann, Don Dixon, and Bland Simpson (Red Clay Ramblers)… a trio still recording new songs and touring “Songs And Stories Of The Carolina Coast.”
Jim Wann, chief composer and leading man for Broadway's (Tony-nominated, Best Musical) Pump Boys and Dinettes, is a music and theatre artist whose work has been performed across America and around the world.
A Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, Jim graduated with Honors in Writing and formed a music club with friends, Cat's Cradle. He migrated to New York City with his first show (co-author, Bland Simpson), Diamond Studs: The Life Of Jesse James, A Saloon Musical , a hit off-Broadway (NY Times: "Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!"), and a pioneering work for actor-musicians from the '70's to the present.