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April 8-10, 2022

Word of South 2022

John T. Edge

John T. Edge is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and a columnist for the Oxford American. For three years he wrote the monthly United Taste column for the New York Times. Edge is also director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of […]

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With their fourth studio album “All Your Favorite Bands,” Dawes has managed to transcend their Southern California influences and establish their own sound and themes. Songs on the new album range from the glass-half-full optimism of the first single, “Things Happen” and the minor-chord tension of “I Can’t Think About It Now,” to the soulful […]

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Beverly Crawford

The Reverend Beverly Crawford is a gospel singer from Gainesville, Florida, where she and her husband, Pastor Todd Crawford, are co-pastors of the Gainesville Family Music Center. She has recorded five albums, and got her start singing with the New Life Singers on Bobby Jones Gospel, airing on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) network.  She […]

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George Clinton

Grammy-winner George Clinton, formerly known for his role in the groups Parliament and Funkadelic, revolutionized R&B during the 70’s. Since his first major hit “(I Wanna) Testify,” George Clinton made his mark in the music world for his psychedelic rock and funk band-format, with eccentric costumes and themes inspired by ’60s acid culture and science […]

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Katherine Clark

Katherine Clark is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and currently makes her home on the Florida Gulf Coast in Pensacola.  She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. in American literature from Emory.  The Headmaster’s Darlings is her first novel, and the first in a series of Mountain Brook novels to be published […]

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Chatham County Line

Chatham County Line is a bluegrass group from North Carolina, with members John Teer, Greg Readling, Chandler Holt, and Dave Wilson having played together for over fifteen years. In this time they have grown up together, weathered storms together, and performed around the world – fostering a vital, instinctive collaborative sensibility and deep reserves of […]

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Susan Cerulean

Susan Cerulean is a writer, naturalist, and activist based in Tallahassee, Florida. Her 2015 nature memoir—Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change (University of Georgia Press) just won the Gold Award for Florida Nonfiction by Florida Book Awards. Previous books include Tracking Desire: A Journey after Swallow-tailed Kites, UnspOILed: Writers Speak […]

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David Broza

David Broza is an Israeli musical superstar, who, along with being a singer-songwriter, is known for his commitment to humanitarian causes. In 2006, he was awarded the In Search of Common Ground Award along with Palestinian musician/composer Said Murad, and in 2009 King Juan Carlos I decorated him with the Spanish Royal Medal of Honor. […]

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Blue Healer

The Texas trio Blue Healer is making waves on the Austin music scene. The band’s sound comprises distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synthesizers, and drums. Blue Healer’s members say they blend indie rock and dance songs into the familiar fabric of classic songwriting. Members David Beck, Bryan Mammel, and Dees Stribling all gained experience […]

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