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40 Best Songs of the Oughts - January 16, 2010

Grant Alden from No Depression has listed the 40 best songs of the decade and Little Pink Radio is number 20! We are steppin' in some pretty high cotton here.

Hope Nunnery Featured in Multi-media Exhibit - November 20, 2009

Hope Nunnery, the singer-songwriter presented by the Birchwood Center for Arts and Folklife last October in premiere performances in Liberty, Greenville and Spartanburg, has been selected as one of ten living musicians native to South Carolina whose portraits and music will be featured in an upcoming multi-media exhibition entitled STORY, SONG, AND IMAGE: A MERGING OF MUSICAL HERITAGE AND NARRATIVE PAINTING. It is scheduled to open at the Pickens County Museum of Art in December.

Nunnery, who is from Sumter County, is included among such others as Old-Time folk musician Nick Hallman, of Pickens’ Blues musicians Freddie Vanderford, of Buffalo, and Drink Small, of Columbia; the Brotherhood Gospel singers, of Mt. Pleasant; Gullah singers and storytellers Frank and Sharon Murray, of John’s Island; Bluegrass instrumentalists Randy Lucas, of Swansea, and Claude Lucas, of Gaston; Native American singers Keepers of the Word, St. George; and jazz saxophonist Lonnie Hamiton, of Charleston.

The project was conceived by Greenville artist-educator-musician Glen Miller and Spartanburg storyteller, regional musicologist and musician John Fowler. Its purpose is to combine elements of visual and performing arts into a museum-based experience that will incorporate narrative paintings with music and storytelling. Miller’s life-sized portraits will have been created specifically for the exhibition. According to Miller and Fowler, its focus in upon musicians in the state “who have earned recognition and respect…for their contribution to traditional music.” The project “will highlight some of out living history and one of the greatest cultural resources of our state, our folk musicians and their music.”

The opening reception for the exhibition at the museum is scheduled for Saturday evening, December 12. For further information, call (864) 898-5963.

Tom Johnson

In Our Room CD to Benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - November 20, 2009

DC Anderson is producing a benefit album to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society and we were asked to contribute a song. We were in the studio last week recording the song. Included on the album are Claudia Anderson, Mike Reid, Victoria Shaw, Christine Lavin, and DC Anderson and many others.

The album will be released March 23rd, 2010 6:00 PM at Barnes & Noble on Broadway (66th Street). Many of us will be on hand to perform songs from the record. We would love to see you there.

Wilderness Lounge on the 2008 50th Preliminary Grammy List - November 23, 2007

Wilderness Lounge is on the 50th Grammy entry list.
Steve and I were pleased to be included on the preliminary Grammy list with such an amazing group of musicians.

Sunday Street - Hosted by Charlie Backfish WUSB-FM 90.1 - July 29, 2007

Steve and I enjoyed our July 29th visit with Charlie Backfish on Sunday Street. Charlie hosts Sunday Street every Sunday 9:00 Am - 11:30 AM on WUSB-FM 90.1. You can also hear this wonderful show via the internet at

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