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Blind Pig & The Acorn’s Debut on Carolina Crafting

Carolina Crafting Blind Pig

Over the weekend I experienced total paralyzing fear simultaneously with uncontainable excitement and joy. Carolina Crafting contacted me several months ago-they were interested in doing a pod-cast show casing my folkart and featuring Paul’s music. After months of planning it all came together this weekend.

Carolina Crafting Jackie 

Jackie Jentzsch is the host of  Carolina Crafting and though I’ve only known her a few months-I feel as though I’ve known her my entire life. She is bubbly and outgoing and just happens to have a great love for Appalachia. When Jackie was a child she lived in Ohio in the northern portion of Appalachia. The area was depressed economically and her parents decided to move to Florida in search of a new life. Jackie spent the next 48 years trying to figure out how to return to the way of life she longed for-the life of her childhood. Her dream finally came true in 2006-and I’m so very glad it did!!

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Jackie and her camera man Ron were just amazing-nice, understanding, friendly, calming-I could go on and on about both of them.

Carolina Crafting Music Interview

While I was a nervous wreck for my show-the boys acted like this was something they were totally used to doing on a daily basis.

They performed 2 songs-one of Pap’s original songs-Angels of Mercy and one of Paul’s originals I’ll be Young. I  know their show will turn out great. Mine- I don’t ever plan to watch-so all of you will have to tell me how it goes. I know I’ll sound like such a hick-my lovely husband has reminded me-I am a hick.


p.s. It’ll take several months for the shows to be edited-but I’ll let you know when they’re ready for viewing.


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    November 21, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    well hey there, famous girl…how cool.

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    November 21, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting. I am looking forward to seeing it.=)

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    November 20, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Tipper I’m sure you did great. No need to be self conscious….besides the best people out there are hicks.
    From one hick to another,

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    November 20, 2008 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations!!! I bet you won’t have to be subtitled!!! How do we get to watch it!!!

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    Farm Chick Paula
    November 20, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Wow!! Yay for you- you’re a celebrity!!

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    November 19, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Mentioned you on my blog for an award. No worries, please don’t feel obligated to pass it along. I just wanted to give you kudos for my giveaway gift.

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    November 18, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    How exciting! I would have been scared and nervous too. But so much fun! Congratulations… blessings, marlene

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    Helen G.
    November 18, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Okay, Tipper… are you going to let all this fame ‘change you’? I’m with all the rest of your fans. We’ll be waiting for the news of when it will be broadcast and I’ll hope to be able to watch the show out here in the boondocks. Maybe you will have site we can click on and go watch.
    You get an “Atta boy Girl” from this hick.

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    November 18, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Congratulations! That is completely wonderful. You deserve vast exposure! I am glad they found you.

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    November 18, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    How COOL is that? Girlfriend! You’ve been holdin’ out on me! I WANT to see it! HOORAY FOR TIPPER!!!!
    (Can I have your autograph?)

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    Dee from Tennessee
    November 18, 2008 at 8:20 pm


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    Fishing Guy
    November 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Tipper: Why, I haven’t even seen the show and I’m already excited for you and the boys. You certainly don’t write like a hick and I’m not sure why you should think that way. You are Appalachian and may have an accent but that doesn’t make you a hick. I’m sure it will be great and I can hardly wait to see a clip. The boys sound great on the player.

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    trisha too
    November 18, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Yay Tipper!
    You ARE too cool for school!
    Hey, wave that hick banner high.
    Be loud and proud, sister, it’s
    nothing to be ashamed of!
    My own flag says “dork” on it, so hick sounds pretty good . . .

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    November 18, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Okay…. you are officially too cool for school! WOW! Congratulations!!!
    By the way, we need authentic southerners to be on tv. I’m so tired of hearing generic southern accents instead of the slight differences between the accents. Awesome! You can represent!!!
    Thank you for your kind words and prayers.
    In friendship,

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    November 18, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Oh how exciting for you! Congratulations!

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    November 18, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Wow, That is so exciting!
    I would love to see it!

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    November 18, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Congratulations, Tipper! How exciting for all of you and such wonderful recognition that you all deserve! You have to watch it! Wishing I was in your neck of the woods when it airs…!

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    November 18, 2008 at 10:24 am

    WOW!!! Great job. I’m so happy you got this fabulous opportunity!!

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    November 18, 2008 at 2:09 am

    That is so cool, Tipper!

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    November 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Congratulations Tipper! Can’t wait to see the podcast.

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    Jennifer in OR
    November 17, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Awesome!! How can I see this? Don’t suppose you’ll be sending out DVDS?! This is so cool!

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    November 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Jackie told me she was doing a story on you. We can’t wait. Congratulations!
    Osagebluffquilter and BT (Just two admirers of your family and their talents.

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    Valarie Lea
    November 17, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Oh my gosh this is so cool!

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    November 17, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Now I will be totally disappointed if after reading this, I find out I won’t be able to see the final production. Will you have a link for us once it is broadcasted?

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    November 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Tipper, I am very happy for you. If you come across on the show like you do on your blog you will do great.

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    November 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations Tipper! From the photos, it looked like you all enjoyed yourselves. Hope there will be a way to see the program. Terry

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    Granny Sue
    November 17, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Yay Tipper! I bet you did a great interview. We’re all so proud of you and the guys!

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    Miss Cindy
    November 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    So exciting—Ive never known a celebrity before. I can hardly wait to see it.
    Hey, that was a great job the Deerhunter did of camouflaging his Carhartt jacket, maybe you’ll have to include him next time.

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    November 17, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Girllllll…you are so famous! Your talents are being celebrated, how wonderful!

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    November 17, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see it.

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    Carolyn A.
    November 17, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Oh my goodness! You’ve been discovered! I am so proud of you and you totally deserve it! Big hugs my sweet friend. I know you did well as we all may be hicks inside but everyone loves us.
    The guys did look relaxed and I’m sure they played very well. I cannot wait to hear the podcast. Hope you will be posting the link when it’s available.
    Congratulations! As my Grandma would say, “You done good.” xxoo

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    November 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, Tipper! Congratulations! That is so exciting!

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    November 17, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, my gosh! That’s very exciting! You’re a celebrity type now, Girl.
    Congrats on this wonderful honor.

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    Amy @ parkcitygirl
    November 17, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    You are too funny! I will let you know how it goes but really you should watch it! 🙂 Looks like lots of fun.

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    Julie at Elisharose
    November 17, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    How cool is that? Will it be available on-line?

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    The Texican
    November 17, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Wow! Just to think I know you. A real celebrity. No one has come to my house to chronicle my life. I’m impressed that a hick like you has risen to the heights of stardom. Just kidding. I think you don’t give yourself enough credit for your God given talents. Your photos and writing tell the story though. Tell the boys I love their music. Congratulations to you all. I wish we could get the show down here. You will have to make a CD for those of us who can’t see the show live. Pappy

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    November 17, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Tipper….how exciting and great for you! How awesome! Take care.

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    November 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, Tipper! I know you were excited! Now, I’m excited for you and it’s all over.
    Congratulations to you and the boys!!!
    When your all rich and famous, don’t forget about us!
    I don’t think The Deer Hunter will let you get too big for your pants.
    tee hee

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    Nancy Simpson
    November 17, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Tipper, Congratulations. You are a star. I’ll be watching and waiting for the show on Carolina Crafting.

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    November 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Congrats! Can’t wait to see it!

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    November 17, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Tipper..that’s great! I know you and your talented family must be so proud.

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    November 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    How exciting. I am sure you did a great job.

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    petra michelle
    November 17, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Oh Tipper! I am sooooooo happy for you! Luckily my mother came home from the hospital in time for me get back online and visit.
    Can imagination both your excitement and trepidation! Are you still on cloud 9? You’re a pro now, Tipper!Congratulations! Cannot wait to see the podcast! Petra :))

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    November 17, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    that is so exciting! I’m sure you did just fine. Congratulations.

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    November 17, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Very, very nice! 🙂

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