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Appalachia Through My Eyes – The Place Was Full

My life in appalachia the place was full

Sending out a BIG thank you to everyone who came out to see The Pressley Girls last night. And a heartfelt apology to anyone who didn’t get in to see The Pressley Girls.

We arrive fairly early to all of our performances-you know it takes a little while to tune up and get situated. When we got to the courthouse yesterday evening, they were already turning people away-the place was PACKED! Seems The Pressley Girls have gained a following.

For those of you who didn’t make the show-here’s a little taste of The Pressley Girls.

A few of you might be wondering if Chitter ran into General Lee on this visit to the Historic Union County Courthouse. She said the crowd probably scared him off so she didn’t even look for him. But I did see her blow his picture a kiss as we left.


p.s. Ridgeline TV was there to film the whole show-so hopefully you’ll all be able to see the show once they air the episode.

Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.

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  • Reply
    Gwen Trivett
    June 24, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    My hubby and I really enjoyed the show! So glad to see a full house, too. The Pressley Girls are amazing! Congratulations!

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    Brenda Kay Ledford
    June 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This sounds like an awesome show, Tipper. I wish I had been able to attend it. I’m so glad there was a full house. Congratulations to the Pressley Girls! I know you are proud of them. They are very talented young ladies.

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    Glenda Beall
    June 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I’ m not surprised about the huge crowd. The word is out. The Pressley Girls are stars!

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    June 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Tamela-yes they played Give the Dog a Bath! I think the crowd really enjoyed it too : ) They also did a few of their other original songs : ) Would be amazing to be asked to be on the PBS show-maybe someday The Pressley Girls will be!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Ken Roper
    June 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    I thought getting there 30 minutes early
    would land me a good seat. Wrong! But
    I made my way around the wall and found
    a funeral chair which helped between
    songs. There was people there as far
    away as California, New York, Ohio, and several of the Southern states. When the Pressley Girls sung “I’ll Fly Away”, a bunch of folks joined in and that just made ’em sing louder. I watched Tipper’s Face as the girls sung “Give the Dog a Bath”, a real Sho-stopper. I noticed a couple of
    young girls just to the side of the
    stage watching so intensely, and I
    thought…what better idols for
    young girls to have. After the show
    I even got to talk with Granny. Her
    and Pap started all this mess anyway.
    I’m sure glad I went…Ken

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    C. Ron Perry, Sr.
    June 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Continue to be proud of them and cherish these years together. Soon, they will move on to their own families and lives. From their raising, I am sure that you will all continue to be close and someday you will have grandchildren to raise and love and to teach to sing and play instruments.

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    Susie Swanson
    June 21, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I’m so glad it was a huge success Tipper but I’m not surprised at the crowd. Ya’ll are awesome. Congrats on the great performance and the big crowds.

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    Joyce Heishman
    June 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    A lot to be proud of. Hug em big Mama. They did good.

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    Richard Beauchamp
    June 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Of course I can not hear and have not heard for over 40 years but I am still always impressed with the talent those girls have. I am glad one of them picked up the mandelon I always thought they made such pretty music. They are indeed talented young women !!

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    June 21, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Wow! I hope the television station will make the concert available on their website 🙂

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    June 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations on such a great turn-out. Guess we’ll have to get them a gig on that mountain music show (Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour) on PBS so those of us too far away can hear and see them. Of course, the Blind Pig Gang has to do a show too. It just wouldn’t be right without the whole family there.
    By the way – Did they play “Give the Dog a Bath”? That always gives me a smile! And what about the one Chitter (Chatter?) wrote which I thought sounded like a valedictory address and was just beautiful!)?

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    June 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I wanted to be at Union County’s Old Courthouse on-the-square to hear the Pressley Girls on June 20! But I was far away in Milledgeville thinking about them and wishing them well! And it appears by the turn-away crowd that many, many more wanted to see and hear them, too! Those girls have talent and pizzaz! They will go far! Thanks to Pap, Paul, Tipper and all who have taught them well! Best wishes to all of you! Keep singing; keep bringing the crowds in! Go far!

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    Gina S
    June 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Chatter and Chitter just keep getting better and better.

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    June 21, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I just feel that success is in their future. Keep up the great work!

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    June 21, 2014 at 7:41 am

    we had a great time. love you all

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    Miss Cindy
    June 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Wow, that’s great, playing to a full house. I’ve noticed the girls music has matured with them. They are making great progress but then, they’ve had good teachers like Pap and Paul as well as the folks at the Folk School. Their practicing every day helps too.
    Congratulations to the Pressley Girls!

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