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Alabama Detour: Birmingham Photographer Larry O. Gay

Photography is more than a hobby for Larry O. Gay. It’s a passion; the way he celebrates life. He works in a Birmingham, Alabama steel mill but in his spare time he hits the streets in search of interesting images. His lens captures the beauty in ordinary things that people pass by every day without noticing.

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Alabama Detour: The Historic Gaineswood Mansion in Demopolis, AL

A National Historic Landmark, Gaineswood was built by Nathan Bryan Whitfield. A cotton planter and Renaissance man of his time, Whitfield moved from North Carolina to Marengo County in 1834. The house and grounds are currently operated by the Alabama Historical Commission as a historic house museum.

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The Coon Dog Cemetery in Colbert County, AL

The Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard is located in Colbert County in northwest Alabama. The location had been a hunting camp for coon hunters before Key Underwood buried his beloved dog Troop there in 1937. Other hunters started doing the same when their favorite coon dogs died. Today more than 185 coon dogs from… Read more »

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Carolina Story on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

Ben and Emily Roberts craft songs that are a perfect mix of the lyrical grit and wit of Hank Williams Sr. and the tender atmosphere of Heartbreaker-era Ryan Adams. They evoke the blue collar man and woman because that’s exactly who they are, and their blended harmonies backed by guitar, harmonica and suitcase percussion create… Read more »

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Meiko on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

Meiko is an American singer-songwriter, currently residing in Los Angeles but originally from Georgia. A prolific writer, her songs have been used in many TV shows and films. She is a headliner at LA’s Hotel Cafe, ground zero for the new wave of young, folksy songwriters and she has been featured in late-night TV appearances… Read more »

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Lowland Hum on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

North Carolina husband and wife duo, Daniel and Lauren Goans create their own style of musical storytelling. Lowland Hum evokes the serenity and splendor of their rural home by weaving their appealing high-tenor and soprano voices into intricate harmonies over simple string-band arrangements and sparse percussion. Songs include “Brother Stranger,” “Ballad of Saudade,” “Twine,” and… Read more »