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Singing a wonderful song

Among my many faults is my love for music. I love sports in a sinful way as well, but that is a story for another day. There is a saying around the Tuxedo Junction section of Ensley: “The man who sings his own praise will usually be singing a solo, and will almost always pitch […]

Get your music fill in Ft. Payne

The Smithsonian exhibition “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” opened on August 29 in Fort Payne with over 100 people, including family members of Adas Johnson, whose 1925 fiddle is on display, and famous musicians James Bryan and Joe Underwood, featured in the local exhibition. (more…)

Chatom welcomes the traveling Smithsonian exhibition

Washington County celebrated the opening of “New Harmonies” with an amazing event at the Washington County Library in Chatom. People entered the library through a gigantic 10’ jute box, and the Smithsonian exhibition looks fantastic in the atrium of the library. The Sullivan Family and the Winky Hicks and Frontier Bluegrass Band played at the […]

Your roots are showing

The University of West Alabama will conclude its “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” tour with Southern humorist Nan Graham as she presents “Your Roots Are Showing: Personal Stories about Folksingers from Sumter County,” on Tuesday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the Callaway Schoolhouse. “New Harmonies” is part of Museum on Main Street, a […]

Lots to do in Livingston

“New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” had a fabulous opening last Tuesday at the University of West Alabama in Livingston! Ted Whisenhunt, a musician as well as an artist, performed with the Kudzu String Band. Children danced to the music and everyone enjoyed the festivity. The Smithsonian exhibition looks great in the galleries in the […]

Renewed view on music

As a young lad growing up in the shadow of a thriving textile mill, I found a virtual paradise among the creosote-covered houses of the village—swimming pool, baseball, basketball, scouting and music. All were free and within walking distance. It was music that caught my attention at a very early age. (more…)