Good Tunes: Local Music Festivals

In a time before Coachella and other big festivals, cities and towns all over the Deep South had their local music festivals. On some set weekend in the spring or summer, local organizers would scrape together what money they had, book some (mostly local) acts, erect a stage in a parking lot or a field,Continue reading “Good Tunes: Local Music Festivals”

Definitions, Numbers, An Exodus, and the Stories

We’re talking about somewhere in the range of eight or nine million people, born between 1965 and 1980 and raised in the southeastern-most region of the United States, sometimes called the Deep South. Definitions of this place – the Deep South – are amorphous, and they vary. In contrast to the Upper South or Appalachia,Continue reading “Definitions, Numbers, An Exodus, and the Stories”