Abe Partridge’s raspy vocals, combined with his acoustic guitar, brings to mind the sound of a modern troubadour. An Alabama native, his music references both the area and the style, mixing a southern drawl with the blues. Music performance was not Partridge’s first profession, but soon became his passion when he realized how much he loved songwriting and live performances. After completing divinity school and also serving with the U.S. Air Force in Qatar during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Abe Partridge has plenty of history to pour into his songs. His second and most recent full length album, Cotton Fields and Blood for Days, is a musical collection of many of his past life experiences. He’ll be appearing at Word of South with the author David Joy.