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Howdy! Few can forget the beloved Sheriff of Mayberry. That’s especially true for the citizens of Mt. Airy, the boyhood hometown of Andy Griffith, whose streets and hometown characters bear a striking resemblance to the fictional Mayberry.
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.
This is the real deal! Immortalized by Annie Leibovitz, and countless blues historians. The rural juke joint played an integral role in the development of the blues, offering a distinctly secular space for people to socialize, dance, and forget their everyday troubles.
Along the Cane River, south of Natchitoches, LA, sits the Melrose Plantation, home of folk art legend, Clementine Hunter. But it’s history is extends far beyond the boundaries of art.
I am craving it as I write this. Despite its location on touristy Jackson Square, Stanley is the place that the locals go for breakfast. Be sure to order the Breaux Bridge Benedict with Charlie T’s boudin.
Damn good food, its a New Orlean’s classic. If you are going to pick only one oyster house in NOLA, which is difficult to do, pick this one. Dragos also has great grilled oysters, but this has that “experience.” (In other words, plan on standing in line.)
In the mid-90s she had been running a junk and odds and ends store in rural north Florida when she suddenly turned to making art. She was suffering some severe health problems, and became even more depressed after she lost her grandmother, aunt, and uncle in a tragic house fire.
Eddie Owens Martin led what was perhaps one of the strangest lives we’ve come across on our journeys. In the 1930s, after years of living on the streets of New York, he came down with a severe case of pneumonia.