Monday, February 20, 2017
Fools Like Me tells the story of two high-school graduates living in a small town in Georgia who try to break into the country-western field, but find intense personal complications instead.
You can browse amazon.com's "Look Inside this Book" feature by clicking on the book title above, which takes you right to the website's page for this title.
Portions of this book are definitely on the adult side, so reader discretion is advised. If you're interested in seeing some of Young's prose, this is one of three novels he has out at present. Peruse his author profile to see the other titles. Thanks for your consideration!
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
For any readers who may have missed this in 2012, I'm happy to re-present our interview with Tom Spurgeon of The Comics Reporter:
Monday, October 31, 2016
In November of last year, The Bushwick Book Club of Seattle performed songs inspired by "The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song." It was a wonderful one time event. The highlight, for me, was Amanda Sue Winterhalter's "Sugar Water." The song describes the travails of Sara Carter, with references to the tree that A.P. planted, and was sung in an acapella mountain style reminsicent of Sara Carter's. The performance and the song gave me chills!
Now you can hear the song too. It's the final track on Amanda Sue's debut album, OLEA, and you can hear it (and order it if you like it) on the bandcamp website. See if "Sugar Water" doesn't give you chills as well!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
It's been written that when Life Magazine photographer Eric Schaal visited the Carters in Maces Spring in 1941, the girls did cartwheels and handstands to show off for him. Frank and I depicted it briefly in our graphic novel, "The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song." But until now, I didn't think Schaal had taken any photos of the girls. I thought I'd seen all of his shots, via Life Magazine's online photo archive.
Well, imagine my surprise today when web searching for photos from the shoot, and there is Anita Carter (credited as June, but I think it's Anita) doing a handstand! There were two others featuring her acrobatics. All featured in a gallery with a TIME article on the Carter Family from last year. What a fun surprise!
Monday, July 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I heard from Beth Harrington today that her film "The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music" is NOW available for streaming and on DVD!!! If you're a Carter Family fan, or simply someone who enjoyed our graphic novel "The Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song", I can tell you that you'll love this movie! And now everyone with access to the Internet has a chance to see this movie...
Here is Beth's announcement:
NOW AVAILABLE! THE WINDING STREAM!
Dear Friends –
The wait is over!
The Winding Stream – The Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music is available today!
Our award-winning, critically-lauded, audience-beloved film about the foundational family at the heart of Americana music is finally out!
It’s available for download on iTunes
or on DVD through Amazon.com or wherever DVDs are sold!
As you might imagine, we’re incredibly excited. For those of you who have not yet seen the film at festivals or in your local theater, we sincerely hope you enjoy the film. We are grateful for how supportive and patient you’ve been.
As of today, also note that you can get the DVD, companion book and soundtrack CD on The Winding Stream website as a bundle (or separately).
Hope you’ll also spread the word about this new development to your music-loving friends!
Beth and The Winding Stream Team
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More praise for The Winding Stream
“Wonderful interviews, transcendent music, a heartfelt emotional story…among the greatest of all music documentaries, an instant American classic.”
- Gerald Peary, The Arts Fuse
“…a real crowd-pleaser about American roots music royalty…”
- Loren King, The Boston Globe
“…a gift to anyone interested in our musical roots…”
- Michael Mechanic, Mother Jones
- Richard Thompson, Bluegrass Today
“…a pure delight”
- Volkmar Richter, Vancouver Observer
“… a marvelous, meandering journey through American musical history that you will never forget.”
- Larry Carlin, California Bluegrass Association News