The August issue of Our State magazine takes a look at the things that make North Carolina southern. It features grits, tobacco barns, screen doors, kudzu, swamps, Cheerwine, and Rulfton - otherwise known as Rutherfordton, NC - the county seat of Rutherford County.
First of all, I must warn that this book is INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES due to adult situations. The second thing I must stress is that this book is a work of fiction. But for anyone that has passed through or lives in Rutherford County, NC, it certainly could be true, because it is based on historical fact as well as legends that have been passed on through the generations ever since the late 1700's when the story began.
Monday night the 25th, we celebrate the birthday of the late singer-songwriter Steve Goodman with a concert recorded 8/14/78 at an intimate Chicago nightclub that was the launching pad for Goodman, his close friend John Prine, and others. Goodman was among the first to bring a witty sense of humor, engaging storytelling, and variety of guitar styles to the otherwise more monotone folksinger style of the day. Enjoy his captivating stage presence as we spotlight him for your Spindale Cycle.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Woody Guthrie last year, an impressive array of musicians influenced by Woody gathered at The Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute. Jackson Browne, Del McCoury, Tim O'Brien, Ani DiFranco, Lucinda Williams, Donovan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Judy Collins, Tom Morello....quite a lineup!
Tune in on Saturday, July 20th during Goin' Across the Mountain for an opportunity to win a pair of General Admission Weekend Passes to the North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Marion from August 15-17. The tickets to not include camping.