John Paul Jones visits Carter Fold

April 27, 2007

John Paul Jones, the legendary bass player for Led Zeppelin, came to the Carter Fold last Saturday night. Kingsport Times News columnist and good friend Vince Staten quoted one observer as saying “while many of the older folks didn’t know who Jones was, when word spread among the younger set, Jones was besieged with autograph requests.”

Jones was in the house to support Si Kahn, a longtime activist, songwriter, and performer.

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Oxford American releases first DVD

April 27, 2007

The Oxford American is a wonderful magazine that seemingly began its existence with nine lives, and has already gone through three or four of them. The magazine is beloved by subscribers for its once a year release of a CD with songs old and new accompanied by articles in the magazine about the music and its players.

The new issue breaks ground by including a DVD containing 16 short films to accompany the “Southern Movie” theme of the magazine. The second film included is “Born for Hard Luck,” an amazing look at the late “Peg Leg Sam: Jackson, whose photo is here:

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