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Dear Tipper, What a great song collection! My favorite is Johnny Cash's "Ghost Riders" - spooky as they come, with a message. I've got the arresting image of "chasing a devil's herd of red-eyed steers through the ragged sky" as the theme of Great-grandfather's epitaph in my biography - he grew up "roping, riding, and twirling a pistol on the Old Chisholm Trail. And you have the Kingston Trio classics from my fondly remembered college days! "Jigger of gin" indeed! They'll last as long as the Appalachian hills. Great stuff! Thanks, and happy All Hallows Eve!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2010 on Haunting Songs at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We're writing a family history book that includes great-great grandfather Thomas Kincaid Blake, Jr. (1813-1892), who grew up in his father Thomas Early Blake's cabin on King's Creek, Roane County, Tennessee. The Blakes came from South Carolina in 1801. To help make their old-time Appalachian world come alive, anyone willing to add local color for publication, with attribution, is invited to correspond.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2010 on Spreading The April Love at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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