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The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” once was served up at Earnestine and Hazel’s

The Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar” once was served up at Earnestine and Hazel’s

Rumor has it the the Rolling Stones were so inspired by their visit to the ladies, that they wrote “Brown Sugar.” The White Stripes shot a video here, Robert Duvall danced a tango.

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Lotsa tasty love at the Loveless Cafe

Lotsa tasty love at the Loveless Cafe

Fried chicken and biscuits. Need I say more? Before the “super highways,” the rural South was a remote area with back roads leading to treasures known only to those who ventured down them.

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“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – Hatch Show Print

“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – Hatch Show Print

If you follow country music, country music history, or the history, art and culture of the American South, sooner or later you’re bound to run into the letters, images and unmistakable “look” of Hatch Show Print. They’re one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America.

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If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem … Sun, Stax and Goner Records

Sun Record Company 706 Union Ave Memphis, TN (901) 521-0664 Website Wikipedia National Historic Landmark “If music was a religion, then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studio its most holy shrine.” This historic recording studio was established by Sam Phillips in February 1952. It…

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1989 interview with Homer Green

1989 interview with Homer Green

NUt_gnNbp2A Joe Elmore (tennesseecrossroads.org) interviewed folk artist, Homer Green, in 1989. I have a special affinity with his work, as one of his angels is on the cover of the Detour Art book. His granddaughter, Janet Greene shared this video clip with me.

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New video about ET Wickham's environment

New video about ET Wickham's environment

Courtesy of ET Wickham’s grandson, Arlen.  Be sure to visit the website Wickham Stone Park Here is a great map of the site as well, from the website:

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Billy Tripp's Minefield in Brownsville TN

Billy Tripp's Minefield in Brownsville TN

What a great day to be on the road! 66 and sunny and heading through the back roads, listening to the music, changing course often.  One slight caveat…I neglected to fill up the tank when I left Cape Girardeau, MO this morning…oop   Suddenly along…

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Danny "Bucket Man" Hoskinson, 52, passes – July 7, 2008

Danny "Bucket Man" Hoskinson, 52, passes – July 7, 2008

The Bucket Man had vision Article Author: Ed Ditto Danny Hoskinson’s art might have been blurry, but his vision wasanything but. I didn’t meet Hoskinson—”The Bucket Man”—until the night of Friday,July 11th, a few days after he’d passed on. My phone rang and myfriend Kevin…

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Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

J.L.  Nippers | 1935-  |  Beechgrove, TN |  Chainsaw sculptures Just got off the phone with J.L., wishing him a happy birthday. We got to talking about his longtime friendship with Homer Green, Homer’s orneriness, his contributions to Homer’s work, how to distinguish the differences, and more. J.L. was best friends with Homer…

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E.T. Wickham

E.T. Wickham

This slide show has been graciously shared by Arlen Schlibig.  It is an amazing documentation of a site that has unfortunately fallen into disrepair, I feel lucky to get to see this environment in it’s original glory…thanks, Arlen. To see more photos of this Tennessee…

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