This Johnson City, Tenn.,-trio brings an interesting dynamic to the growing world modern Appalachian folk, relying on the effective back-and-forth leadership roles of Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews, who seamlessly swap vocals, guitar, and bass.
Quirky Virginia tunesmith Keller Williams never seems to satiate his musical quest, which is fortunate for his loyal following of fans that pack large theatres across the country to see what he’ll do next.
If getting a new boat is like getting a new toy, then getting a world-class whitewater park is like your dad building a replica of Disney World in your backyard. Paddlers across the Southeast are excited about Charlotte’s U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC), which is scheduled to open in June.
On March 8 the whitewater paddling community mourned the loss of Asheville’s Daniel DeLaVergne, one of the world’s most adventurous boaters and one of the industry’s most innovative multi-media creators.
There’s a good reason why the Smokies attract 10 million visitors a year, why 250,000 boaters paddle the Nantahala every season, and why Tsali is one of the most beloved mountain bike destinations in the country.
Does anybody else think sponsorships might be getting out of hand? I think Atomic bought the winter Olympics outright. Individuals are up for sale too. Every athlete from snowboard thugs to competitive hot dog eaters has a primary sponsor.
Sheesh, and I thought snakes got a bad rap. Bats are second only to our serpent friends in inducing a state of unreasoning fear and panic in otherwise reasonable people. These winged mammals are long overdue for an image makeover.
Predicting the future is a hard thing to do. Mark Twain refused to invest $5,000 in the telephone because he thought it wasn’t practical. In 1927, H.M. Warner of Warner Brothers Studios said talking movies were a fad. Decca Recording Company rejected the Beatles in 1962, saying “guitar music is on the way out.” For every Nostradamus, there’s a Lord Kelvin, the British scientist at the turn of the 20th century who said radio had no future, flying machines were impossible, and the X-ray was a hoax.