WBTV's Carolina Camera episode about one of the last known Elevator operators, filmed in Ashville North Carolina.
White Lightning! Burrrr Hicup!
WBTV's Carolina Camera espisode about the last mountain man, and his moonshine still.
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode from the 1980's of the Checker Players of Sumter South Carolina. A fascinating look into life in Sumter. (I personally grew up at Shaw AFB, near Sumter)
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode of a local family making molasses the old fashioned way, just to show the grandkids how it was done. From Lincolnton county North Carolina.
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode about the old roller mill in China Grove North Carolina. This was recorded in the 80's, so I have no idea if it still runs. Looks like a Saturday project to ride to China Grove!
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode of the local Jail cook. Interesting if for no other reason than looking at the old furniture and appliances. But this is a heart warming story of good ole fashioned Carolina compassion. A real Christian Lady in action.
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode, feature Etta Baker. Playing Guitar Hero the real way.
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode of a local family making Grandfather Clocks by hand. A touching story of the inspiration and honesty put into fine Grandfather Clocks.
WBTV's Carolina Camera episode covering Marshal Tucker, the blind piano tuner. The Marshal Tucker Band got thier name from him.
1980's WBTV Carolina Camera episode. See what he does to these Japanese Beetles for yourself!
Gold City Quartet in another live performance in a local church. I love this song, and no one does it quite the way they do.
The Gold City Quartet, in one of thier many live performances at local churches. Also one of my favorite songs.
Brian Free featured on this classic. Group members include Brian, Ivan Parker, Mike LeFevre, and Tim Riley, with Garry "Taco" Jones on piano.
Trust me, they are as good live as they are on the album.
A live performance of the Hymn Great Speckled Bird. Better than any I've heard from Nashville or elsewhere. I don't know who did this, but it's WONDERFUL.
The old Bluegrass Gospel Hymn, Daniel Prayed, performed by the local band Chapel Road. The photos are from all over the Carolinas, with one from Richmond Virginia of Stonewall Jackson's monument.
Carolina locals, Chapel Road, performing the hymn "Heaven."
The pictures are from my journeys though the Carolinas, and many of them are from Friday night Bluegrass in Blackstock SC. A great family friendly social event.
Just a few Editorials and funnies. Cant get the Metacafe program to accept images, so I added some music and made it into a video. The song is the USMC Band playing Semper Fidelis, actually recorded in 1888 on an Edison Cylinder.
A song by Grandpa Jones, of Hee Haw fame, about the communist inquisition right after WWII. I added some photos of modern day as they apply. Hmm, would you imagine, Communists in Hollywood. Who would have thought it?