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...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight...

(Sep 21st 2015, 23:13)

...Anticipation for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight... I just re-watched Quentin Tarantino's read more...

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James Franco's Film Adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy Book Child of God

(Sep 4th 2015, 15:17)

James Franco’s Adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God This morning I watched James read more...

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Ace Atkins' Latest Book The Redeemers

(Aug 28th 2015, 14:42)

The Redeemers By Ace Atkins I just finished The Redeemers, a fine book by Mississippi writer Ace read more...

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Jimmy Herring & Warren Haynes Join Phil Lesh at Terrapin Crossroads

(Apr 3rd 2012, 12:14)

The Quintet Regroups In April Phil Lesh's band--The Quintet--will play together for the first time in over a read more...

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RIP Earl Scruggs & Jerry "Boogie" McCain & Harry Crews

(Mar 29th 2012, 11:27)

RIP Earl Scruggs, Harry Crews & Jerry "Boogie" McCain Legendary banjo picker Earl Scruggs died read more...

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Mystery and Manners represents the mythical south in a historical, artistic, and contemporary context. We'll explore a cultural sanctuary that defines a large part of our country's identity. There's a mysterious grace embedded in the south...from the vernacular to the soul food...
The title Mystery and Manners originates from the indelible Flannery O'Connor book. In that classic collection the writer explains that everyone confronts all sorts of weird characters, influences and circumstances where the essence of one's spirit and work exists in the manner they deal with mysterious details of their days.
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Review of: Albert King

I'll Play The Blues For You

(Stax Remasters) Albert King never tolerated nonsense. His guitar-playing captured the essence of his personality. He read more...

Review of: Jack White

Blunderbuss

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Review of: Paul Hemphill

King of the Road

(Houghton Mifflin Company)

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Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers: 1959-1966

Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers and Others: Alan Lomax Recordings 1959-1966 Tompkins Square By James Calemine Alan Lomax once declared the Golden Isles of Georgia home of the American song. Get In Union: Bessie Jones with the Sea Island Singers and Others, a 2 CD set, features 26 previously unreleased tracks. read more...

Deep Water And Blue Souls: Roger Pinckney's Blow The Man Down

Deep Water And Blue Souls Roger Pinckney's Blow The Man Down By James Calemine "Got two reasons why I cry away each lonely night The first one's named sweet Anne Marie And she's my heart's delight The second one is prison, baby The sheriff's on my trail read more...

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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 Athens, Georgia, in 1978. His father worked as a college professor and his mother was a writer. His 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 Distance on April 10. The collection captures Casal's resonating songwriting and read more...

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