Alabama Public Television (Page 2)

Salt lies miles under the earth’s surface in several states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. What makes Southwest Alabama unique is that the salt has risen close to the surface there. In Clarke and Washington Counties, water rising along a large fault brings salt up to the surface.
Native Americans and early settlers collected brine water there that they evaporated to collect salt crystals.SHOW ME NOW

Stephen Kellogg has been performing as a solo artist or with his band, the Sixers, since 2002. A dynamic performer, his style combines the songwriting of Jim Croce with the showmanship of Jon Bon Jovi to create folk-rock classics with an Americana feel. Songs include “Gravity,” “Lost and Found,” “Crosses,” and “The Sleep of a Satisfied Man.”SHOW ME NOW

Wooden covered bridges played an important role in the development of Alabama by providing safe passage over creeks and rivers at locations where crossing in a horse-drawn wagon or buggy would otherwise be extremely difficult or impossible. Hundreds of covered bridges were constructed in the state, but now only a few remain. Those engineering marvels that still stand have become popular tourist attractions.SHOW ME NOW

Meiko is an American singer-songwriter. 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 on Conan O’Brien and Carson Daly. Songs include “Under My Bed,” and “Leave the Lights On.”SHOW ME NOW