Exorcising the Spirit of Rednecks Past

Exorcising the Spirit of Rednecks Past

The Ghost of J.B. Stoner Last year was as mixed-up as the Academy Awards. It was marked with phenomenal events. Women marched in the streets, and the #MeToo movement brought the roosters home to humiliating disgrace in the boardrooms and cloakrooms of Hollywood and...
Journey to the Big House

Journey to the Big House

Southern Rock’s Graceland Off a busy street in downtown Macon, GA sits a typical English Tudor-style house with cream white stucco and brown wood trim; however, if you drove past the big house at 2321 Vineville Avenue in the early 70’s, the inhabitants were far...
Why The New Southern Fugitives?

Why The New Southern Fugitives?

A New Moment “Of a new moment: This is my body and spirit, Broken but never tamed, risen from the bloody sod, Walking suddenly alive in a new morning.” – Donald Davidson, “The Sod of Battlefields” Karma, southern fried or not, is freedom, not fate....
Marble Tar-Babies

Marble Tar-Babies

Inheriting Civil War Stuff In Joel Chandler Harris’s “The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story,” the turpentine and tar stick figure stays still and silent throughout the two-page short story. Yet, it’s the Tar-Baby’s refrain from polite speech that draws the ire of Brer Rabbit...
Are Southern Rockers Still Doing It Again?

Are Southern Rockers Still Doing It Again?

Baby Boomers Search for Their Southland Jams In 1975, Charlie Daniels’ hit single “The South’s Gonna Do It Again” dominated FM radio and announced Southern Rock’s commercial rule over the late 70s. Not only did Southern Rock shred its way through Dixie but also...