Welcome back to the Minute! And thanks so much for all the feedback on the last column. That Joshua Jacobson is something else, and his brand of Piedmont Blues is quite a treat. We're featuring another new album release in this edition.
Howdy, folks! We took last week off for the Christmas holiday but we're sure glad to be back with you times two this week. And since the New Year's holiday is swiftly approaching, I'll be able to dedicate this column to all the big events we've got going on Saturday night in our neck of the woods for New Year's Eve.
In the very first installment of this column some months back, I wrote about the key differences between a fellow, fella and a feller; made fun of Yankees for saying soda and pop; and discussed the pen-pin merger. This time around I'll talk about some key Southern words and phrases in order to give a better understanding of what it is to be "talkin' Southern."
I'd like to give thanks that a transplanted Yankee named Judy met a Newton County boy named Billy while matriculating at that university in Athens back in the day. I'm thankful for the fact that the aforementioned northern co-ed got into music like Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary and bought, and learned how to play, a Harmony guitar while she was in attendance.
In the past weeks, this space has highlighted musicians performing in and around Newton County. The local talent has always been great but in the past, there have not been enough venues to see and hear that talent. That is changing, folks.
As I write this column, I'm still feeling how great the Sweet Harmony show was at the Mystic Grill last week. We had a really good show and we did a version of "Jolene" that I think took us all a couple hundred thousand feet about sea level.