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.
Thursday the 13th at 10am: JOHN FOWLER: "TROTTING SALLY"
By Martin Anderson • Feb 7, 2014