Air Studio
4:41 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Thursday the 13th at 10am: JOHN FOWLER: "TROTTING SALLY"

Spartanburg storyteller and musician John Fowler, known to most WNCW fans as longtime host of Sunday's This Old Porch show, is also an author.   He has just published Trotting Sally: The Roots & Legacy of a Folk Hero, after spending the last two decades studying this elusive and fascinating turn-of-the-century fiddler.  "Trotting Sally", a.k.a. George Mullins, was born a slave and became the first freed African-American in his family at age 9 when the Civil War ended. He then became known as a familiar street musician throughout the Upstate and Western North Carolina.  Tune in for a discussion with John about this new book.