Come Celebrate Appalachia May 3rd

Blind Pig and the Acorn celebrates Appalachia

Next Saturday-May 3rd Granny Sue, Appalachian Storyteller is coming to see me! I met Granny Sue online back when I first started the Blind Pig. As soon as I stumbled onto her blog: Granny Sue’s News and Reviews I knew I had found a kindred soul. Since we first met we’ve gotten to know each other better through our blogs and shared emails-but we’ve never met in person. A few years back Granny Sue came to NC-but she was father east than here and the logistics just couldn’t be worked out for us to meet on that trip.

A few months back, Granny Sue (Susanna Holstein) wrote with good news! She was coming to Gainesville GA-a mere 2 hours away from Brasstown. Granny Sue graciously offered to come to my house in Brasstown and tell a few stories-I quickly said PLEASE DO!!

One thing led to another and the small event got bigger and bigger! The details are-on May 3rd-6:00pm @ the Martins Creek Community Center an Appalachian Celebration will be held. All are invited to attend-there is no admission price; however donations will be much appreciated!

Along with Granny Sue, The Pressley Girls, the Kudzu Kickers (Chatter and Chitter’s clogging team), and the Blind Pig Gang will also be performing. Gayle Larson will play the spoons as everyone is getting situated so be sure to come a little early to hear her.

I know most of you live too far away to attend, but just in case you live close enough to come-here’s the address of the community center: 4533 Martins Creek Rd, Murphy, NC 28906. The address is actually the physical address of a school-Mountain Youth School. Martins Creek Community center literally shares a parking lot with the school-so if you find the school you’ve found the center too. Click here for a map of the area.

Whether you are able to attend or not, I would ask that you help me publicize this event in an effort to celebrate Appalachia by sharing the details through email, on your blog, facebook page, twitter feed, or any other social media platform you use.

Thank you in advance for any help you may offer-and I hope to see you there! And for those of you who live too far away-rest assured we will video all that we can so you can enjoy the night too!


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    April 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I love things like this. When I lived in Atlanta, we use to attend folk festivals, etc., in the Georgia hills as often as we could. I wish I lived closer to Tipper, but I believe I am where the Lord needs me to be, at least for right now though tomorrow He may change that. We never know. LOL
    God bless.

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    Granny Sue
    April 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I am so excited about this, Tipper! Already packing my bags. Can’t wait to finally meet you, your family, and all the fine people who will take time to join us.

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    April 28, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    When Sue posted about this recently, I went briefly insane and tried to figure out how I could get down there for this special event. Fact is, if I wasn’t already biting my fingernails waiting for the gentleman who I hired in January to build my little goat shed “by the first week in May,” I would probably be renting a car and telling Piper to pack her favorite chewbone for a Very Long Ride! I sure do wish I could be there. Can’t wait to hear/read all about it. Have fun, everyone!

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    April 28, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I sure wish I was closer; I know I would enjoy this program. I like the way storytellers do their voice inflections and keep the audience involved emotionally. I am sending this notice to a friend. I hope she will attend and tell me all about it.

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    Suzi Phillips
    April 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    As my Bday is on Friday, I’m hoping to bust Mitchell off White Oak to come. I think it would be a very fine present, don’t you?

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    Ken Roper
    April 28, 2014 at 11:48 am

    I’m looking forward to Saturday! I’ve
    lived here all my life (except for the years of education and learning a
    trade) and I’ve never been in the
    Martin’s Creek Community.
    Several times in the past I’ve made
    plans to see and hear the Blind Pig
    Gang and others performing there, but
    something has always knocked me out.

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    Sue Crane
    April 28, 2014 at 11:28 am

    wouldst that I could…..

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    April 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Wish I could be there!

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    April 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Ah, but we will be having a celebration of our own for that is the day we intend to cross the Georgia state line on our way to become repatriated mountaineers.
    Off to Kentucky, ne’er to leave again!

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike
    April 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

    We have run up and down the road so much that Jim is kinda dragging his feet about another run to NC! But I would be so delighted to be there. Hope you have a big crowd and a starry starry night!
    The Dahlonega BEAR ON THE SQUARE was awesome this past weekend. We stayed at the VILLA ON THE SQUARE but it was a MILE HIGH relative to the charges! AND the drive toward Dalton was really rough! So many motor cycles! But it was a fun weekend – as mine and Jim’s brothers came up from the Atlanta area.
    Eva Nell

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    Paulette Tonielli
    April 28, 2014 at 10:11 am

    Can’t wait!

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    April 28, 2014 at 8:05 am

    How I wish I could be there to join you all! Have a wonderful time! Can’t wait to read you blog about it. By the way, I was in Brasstown several times for the Possum Drop. My aunt invited us when she lived in Hayesville. It was so much fun!

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    Miss Cindy
    April 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I’ll be there, Tipper and I’m really looking forward to it!

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    Sheryl Paul
    April 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

    This sounds wonderful, wish I could be there.

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    April 28, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Hi Tipper,Can’t wait to see the video!God Bless. Jean

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