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Discerning Tastes and Stories of the American South

Christmas Songs of The South

Christmas Songs by bands of The South You can’t have a Christmas Time without Christmas songs. Everywhere you go during this time of year you hear them and, often, they stick in your head and eventually drive you crazy if you’re not particularly a fan of that song. But, everyone has their favorites and many Read more about Christmas Songs of The South[…]

Band of the Week: Blood On The Harp

Blood on the Harp A fiddle, a stand up bass, acoustic guitars, keys – Blood on the Harp states simply that their rustic mountain music tunes are about death. I can imagine that this time of year is when they feel most inspired–the coming dreary days, the falling leaves and the general spookiness in the air – Read more about Band of the Week: Blood On The Harp[…]

Fall 2016 Light Jackets

In the South, we’re lucky to not have to deal with bitter cold, usually, ’til ’round January. Unless you live up on top of a mountain, you don’t need a heavy coat for the latter part of the year. Below are just a few ideas to keep the crisp autumn breeze from making it’s way Read more about Fall 2016 Light Jackets[…]

Photo Album – June/July 2016

Just a few images taken over the course of a couple months around the Southeastern United States. Northwest Georgia This picture doesn’t do it justice, but this photo was taken from in an unincorporated area of  Chattooga county, Georgia called Taylor Ridge. Taylor Ridge, named after Cherokee Indian chief Richard Taylor, runs roughly forty miles through Northwest Georgia and is Read more about Photo Album – June/July 2016[…]

Summer Festivals Around The South

Liver Mush Festival – Marion, NC June 3 I had liver mush once. It was in the general area this festival was taking place. I’d spent a couple days in Asheville, NC and was driving back home and stopped at a roadside diner to get some breakfast and liver mush was on the menu and, Read more about Summer Festivals Around The South[…]

The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 2

This is the second portion of a book found at my grandmother’s house (R.I.P.). You will find many peculiar, vintage recipes advertisements and a lot of things spelled differently than one would spell them today. To zoom in on the image – press ctrl +.  This will, no doubt, be many people’s favorite section as the craft Read more about The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 2[…]

The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 1

I found this vintage how-to book for newlyweds in my granny’s house a few of years ago. She passed away in 2011, and this book was just amongst a bunch of other books in a box in her bedroom. I’d never seen it before, and it didn’t seem like anyone had had anything to do Read more about The Bride: Early 1900s How-To Book for Newlyweds – Part 1[…]

Band of the Week: Sailing To Denver

Sailing To Denver Rooted in the South, Sailing to Denver’s music spans many genres, but always has a hint of country, with notions of bluegrass and folk. From obscure classics you feel like you’ve known all your life to tunes recognized and loved by all Sailing to Denver has something for everyone. The harmonies and Read more about Band of the Week: Sailing To Denver[…]

Music Preview: Tuesday February 2 – 529 Atlanta – KR’RTH, Order of the Owl, Destroyer of Light, Hot Ram

KR’RTH Comprised of former members of Demonaut, Mondo Generator, Artimus Pyledrive, and Stone Mountain Freeway – Apocalyptic Doom, hard-rock, KR’RTH band hails from Atlanta, GA and makes maniacally intense music. Order of The Owl Musically ominous and menacing, and fronted by Zoroaster‘s Brent Anderson, Order of the Owl’s influences range from The Melvins to Big Business, to Prong Read more about Music Preview: Tuesday February 2 – 529 Atlanta – KR’RTH, Order of the Owl, Destroyer of Light, Hot Ram[…]