Bluegrass Bible Belt Experience

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Adam Steffey and the Box Cars light up an electric night at the home of June Carter in Hiltons Virginia. The talented family  who later became known as the in-laws of Johnny Cash have a world class musical arena on their old family home.

Steffey and his talented group kept families, pensioners, kids and even dogs on the dance floor all night.

I was honored to speak to the multi grammy winning artist before he took to the stage on May 11th 2013.

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Reformed Sinner Walks Tennessee Roads

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A reformed Tennessee sinner walks the roads with his sign as a badge of honor.

After “living a life of Sin”, illness and god brought him to this way of life.  He was calmly walking along as grid-lock rush hour traffic hummed quietly at intersections in Chattanooga.

He feels his message is one that needs to be shared, many honked their horns at him as he waved and smiled back, others showered abuse and children gesticulated rudely from car windows.

I took the time to hear his story and see what truly inspires him to do what he does.

A Tornado Survivor

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A brutal Tornado destroyed homes and took lives in Adairsville Georgia in January 2013.

I spent time speaking to the victims for WDEF News 12 in Chattanooga and one women’s sheer disbelief left me speechless.

This short interview sums up what it is like to have everything and then nothing.

Chattanooga Aquarium

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Decided to see what this famous Aquarium was all about.

It’s divided into River and Ocean sections and features specialist areas for Butterflies to Penguins.

Bit pricey but you do get a whole days enjoyment and wonder out of the place.

Worth the hype I must say, impressive feature piece to add to a stunning waterfront.

The otters seem to attract significant attention and are highly energetic.

I did interviews in both areas one with Turtles.

The other with penguins who seemed uninterested in my presence.

Their entire focus seemed to be on attaining food from the wall behind them.

Southern BBQ, The Archers Way

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On a recent visit to Archers BBQ in Knoxville, Mason the local culinary talent detailed what Hickory, Memphis Style and all these other vague terms meant.

Below is the Irish I-Phone Interview done with him on the making of real Southern Soul Food.

For all you non vegetarians out there, this is quiet the treat.

Smoky Mtn Wood Carving

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Spent time at a Flea Market on way to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburgh in Tennessee.

One local crafts man tells me why his form or making a living is dying in the US and across the developed world.

Where once people took up wood turning and carving he has found over the 40 years of working in the field he has less and less competitors for his goods yet interest is still high.