The Appalachian Trail. From Georgia to Maine - six + months on rough backcountry trails. Sleeping in wet tents or dusty shelters. Walking on blisters, bone soaked, knee gimp, back sore. Lonely as hell.
It's a fool's mission, but its also the great American challenge. Find yourself. Commune with nature. Conquer your fears. Hell, you'd do it tomorrow ... if you only knew your phone would work.
We won't make it that hard. You may not discover yourself or anything, but you be checking yourself for ticks either. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride. You'll find the trailhead off to the left of our collective sub-conscious, somewhere between the rabbit hole and the Grand Ole Opry.
In the Appalachia that we know and love - largely second-hand, as first-generation flatlander sumbitches, bluegrass pickin' hillbilly wannabees, distant family members and admiring outsiders - there are tall tales a-plenty but the drama of real life unfolds subtly, through methods repeated and perfected over generations, and then erupts suddenly, in violent outbursts fueled by the passions of people struggling to survive against the long odds stacked against them.
released October 1, 2008
Recorded and Produced by Ken Holbrook.
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