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The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood

The James Ponsoldt Interview: From North Georgia Red Clay To the Hills of Hollywood By James Calemine Film maker James Ponsoldt was born in read more...


The Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance

The 2012 Neal Casal Interview: Sweeten The Distance By James Calemine Neal Casal stands as a musical journeyman. He just released his 10th solo album titled Sweeten The read more...


Walking with Zambi: The Colonel Bruce Hampton Interview

Walking with Zambi: The Colonel Bruce Hampton Interview By James Calemine                     "I do not come to you as a reality. I come to you as read more...


Through A Crooked Sun: The Rich Robinson Interview

Through A Crooked Sun The Rich Robinson Interview By James Calemine                                    read more...


The Grayson Capps Interview: The Zen of Grayson Capps

The Zen of Grayson Capps By James Calemine From wonder into wonder existence opens. Lao Tzu Grayson Capps was driving somewhere on Alabama's Gulf Coast when I called him last Thursday. The following day, he began to tour in read more...


Essence of Light: The Adam Smith Interview

Essence of Light The Adam Smith Interview By James Calemine Born in Macon, Georgia, in 1975, Adam Smith's photography transcends his age. Smith attended college read more...


Mark Neill Interview: The Sheet Iron Roof Chronicles

The Mark Neill Interview Sheet Iron Roof Chronicles Volume 1 By James Calemine Raised in South Georgia, Mark Neill exists as one of this generations pre-imminent producer/sound engineers. He grew up in Hahira, Georgia. He lived on a read more...


Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, But No One Wants To Die: The Marc Ford 'Fuzz Machine' Interview

Marc Ford’s Fuzz Machine Interview (Everyone Wants To Go To Heaven, But No One Wants To Die) By James Calemine


Sage & Spirit From Widespread Panic’s John Bell…25 Years of Music & Musings...

Sage & Spirit From Widespread Panic’s John Bell…25 Years of Music & Musings (PART ONE) By James read more...


True To My Nature: Daniel Hutchens Talks About Songwriting with Widespread Panic

True To My Nature: Daniel Hutchens Talks About Songwriting with Widespread Panic By James Calemine Widespread Panic always promoted the music of Daniel Hutchens and Bloodkin. Over the years they’ve rendered nearly a dozen read more...


The George Dawes Green Interview: A Storyteller's Storyteller...

The George Dawes Green Interview: A Storyteller's Storyteller... By James Calemine "Necessity is the mother of several other things besides invention."


The Sudy Leavy Interview: Timeless Stories And Relics from the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation

Sudy Leavy Interview Timeless Stories And Relics from the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation By James Calemine Sudy Vance Leavy’s book Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation presents a timeless historical glimpse into life on a coastal read more...


The Wes Freed Interview

The Wes Freed Interview by James Calemine Rock and Roll artwork weaves an interesting tapestry into the patchwork read more...


Luther Dickinson Interview: It's A Family Affair

Luther Dickinson Interview It's A Family Affair by James Calemine   The Dickinson Family ranks as one of the most read more...


The February 2010 Patterson Hood Interview

Patterson Hood Interview February 2010 By James Calemine On the eve of his annual read more...


The Mary Lindsay Dickinson Interview

The Mary Lindsay Dickinson Interview "Bless your soul Bless your soul When your time has come Youre just dead, not read more...


Lance Ledbetter Interview: The Divine Grace of Dust To Digital

Lance Ledbetter Interview Dust To Digital’s Divine Grace By James Calemine The story of Dust To Digital is a divine one. In the read more...


The Todd Nance Interview Series: Volume 2

Todd Nance Interview Series: Volume 2 December 29, 2009 By James Calemine So, at the end of 2009 read more...


The John Keane Interview

The John Keane Interview By James Calemine John Keane stands as a pillar in the Athens, Georgia, musical community. read more...


November 2009 Chuck Leavell Interview

Mystery And Manners' November 2009 Chuck Leavell Interview


Alabamian Lilly Ledbetter and the Fair Pay Restoration Act

by Penne J. Laubenthal Six months ago today President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay read more...


Thunder On The Mountain: Interview with Widespread Panic's Dave Schools

Dave Schools Interview: Thunder On The Mountain By James Calemine "Will power. With strength of will you can do anything. With read more...


Clay Travis, an Email Conversation

with Jim Markel As founder of Swampland.com, I don't often get a chance to step out from behind the scenes.  The inspiration to do so came when my sister in law gave me Dixieland Delight by Clay read more...


The John M. Barry Interview

Mr. John M. Barry is the Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier universities. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including


The Bruce Burch Interview

                                            The Bruce Burch read more...


Conversations with Alabama Filmmaker Max Shores

by Penne J. Laubenthal Max Shores, a native of Winfield, Alabama, is a thirty-year veteran of documentary production. His documentaries tell compelling stories about life in the southeastern


Dr. Milly Caudle: A Renaissance Woman for a Renaissance Town

by Penne J. Laubenthal Milly Caudle, affectionately known as “Red,” is a petite dynamo who was appointed a year and a half ago to fill the unexpired term of Athens City Councilman read more...


The Majestic and Graceful Music of Amy LaVere

The Majestic and Graceful Music of Amy LaVere The Amy LaVere Interview By James Calemine


Billy Bob Thornton in Florence, Alabama

by Penne J. Laubenthal Severe weather warnings had been issued for North Alabama when I made my way to Florence for the Friday afternoon session of the 11th Annual George Lindsey Film Festival featuring


Luther Dickinson Interview: The Secret Code of Memphis Guitars

Luther Dickinson Interview The Secret Code of Memphis Guitars By James Calemine January 2008 "I'm gonna leave Memphis and spread the read more...


Deryle Perryman and Dangerous Highway, a Film About Eddie Hinton

by Penne J. Laubenthal Dangerous Highway is an amazing documentary about the life and music of the incredibly talented and tragically fated Eddie Hinton, called the "greatest unknown


The Sounds of David Barbe

                                      THE SOUNDS OF DAVID BARBE 


Logan Smalley: Creator and Director of Darius Goes West

In 2005 Logan Smalley, a special education major at the University of Georgia-Athens, undertook a venture that would change his life, not to mention the lives of those who view his amazing film. Smalley rented a handicapped accessible RV, recruited ten


Way Down South With John Sayles

Way Down South with John Sayles By James Calemine John Sayles’ films command respect. His latest film, Honeydripper, takes read more...


Interview with Charles Ghigna

by Penne J. Laubenthal Charles Ghigna (aka Father Goose) is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 30 award-winning books of poetry. His books have been featured on ABC-TV’s "Good Morning America" and read more...


Mitch Vingle, Charleston (WVa) Gazette


Troy Johnson, (Columbus, GA) Ledger-Enquirer


Berry Tramel, The Oklahoman


Mike Bianchi, Orlando Sentinel


Joe Biddle, (Nashville) Tennessean


Ron Higgins, (Memphis) Commerical Appeal


Phillip Quinn Morris

  Phillip Quinn Morris, author of Mussels and


Cassandra King

Alabama native Cassandra King is not only the wife of author Pat Conroy, but she is also a celebrated novelist in her own right. She is currently touring the South to promote her most recent novel


Kirk West

Kirk West Swampland Interview James Calemine @jamescalemine April, 2007   KIRK WEST’S PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES Kirk West plays an integral part in The Allman read more...


Tim Duffy: Music Maker Relief Foundation

Tim Duffy Swampland Interview Music Maker Relief Foundation A Treasure Trove of American Music by James Calemine March, 2007   Music Maker Relief foundation, a non-profit read more...


Kinky Friedman

"I won't be bullied and I can't be bought." PUSHING THE MIDDLE FINGER VOTE AND A NEW CD by Derek Halsey November 2006


Joe Bob Briggs

KING OF THE B-MOVIES, CHAMPION OF THE DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATER, ACTOR, AUTHOR AND COMEDIAN JOE BOB BRIGGS by Michael Buffalo Smith September 2006   My first exposure to John Bloom aka: Joe Bob Briggs came read more...


Jimmy Palumbo

FROM FRIENDS TO THE BEER LEAGUE A CHAT ABOUT MOVIES, TV AND SOUTHERN ROCK by Michael Buffalo Smith September 2006


Billy Bob Thornton

  The Wit and Wisdom of Actor, Director, Writer, Musician and Southern Rock Fan by Michael Buffalo Smith July 2006 I have been a fan of Billy Bob for years. I vaguely recall his acting in the old Burt Reynolds TV read more...


Jerry Reed

WHEN YOU'RE HOT, YOU'RE HOT An Interview with Country Superstar/Actor Jerry Reed by Michael Buffalo Smith September, 2005 Jerry Reed is a true star. From his string of hit read more...


Rich Robinson (Black Crowes)

AS THE CROWE FLIES RICH ROBINSON ON THE BLACK CROWES AND GOING SOLO By James Calemine This interview was conducted with Rich Robinson four months before the Black Crowes regrouped in February of 2005 to tour for their “All Join read more...


George Lindsey

GEORGE LINDSEY A Chat with Mayberry’s Goober Pyle by Michael Buffalo Smith June 2002 There’s no doubt about it. George Lindsey will read more...


Clarence Fountain (Blind Boys of Alabama)

Clarence Fountain Interview Higher Ground by James Calemine Spring 2002   On September 3, 2002, Real World Records released the new Blind Boys of Alabama album titled Higher Ground, featuring read more...


Red Dog Campbell

The Original Road Dog Red Dog Campbell’s Thirty-Three Years with The Allman Brothers Band by Michael Buffalo Smith August 2001 He’s the most famous “roadie” on the planet, no read more...


Geoff Hanson

Of Pigs and Panic An Interview with Film Maker Geoff Hanson by Michael Buffalo Smith July 2001 Christopher and Geoff Hanson are turning out to be an excellent pair of movie read more...


Dick Cooper

On and Off the Road with Dick Cooper by Mitch Lopate 2000 Dick Cooper wears many hats: music museum curator, band road manager, free-lance writer and photographer, motorcycle racer, traveler, martial arts disciple and read more...


Laura Joplin (Janis Joplin)

Remembering Janis, with Love An Interview with Her Sister, Laura Joplin by Jill McLane Smith January 2000   Janis Joplin remains a rock and roll icon thirty years after her death. Her albums have gone read more...


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