Appalachia Holidays in Appalachia Music

Happy 4th Of July

July 4th

Happy 4th of July from the Blind Pig Gang! Need a little spring in your step for the day? Watch the clips from the Cashiers Music Festival below- and you’re sure to get one.

Hope you enjoyed the video!

Follow the links below to read about a few of the Patriots who helped in the founding of our great country (written by Ethelene Dyer Jones):

*William England and son Richard England Revolutionary War Patriots

*Revolutionary War Patriots Stephen Souther and William Souther

*Private Michael Tanner (1759-1849) Revolutionary War Soldier Buried in Old Choestoe Cemetery

Tipper

 

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30 Comments

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    Ken
    April 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Tipper,
    I was listening to our Christian Radio Station today and someone requested a song by Vince Gill, “Go rest high on that mountain”, for Lonnie Dockery. He was a real friend and I Miss Him. …Ken

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    Becky
    July 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Looks like so much fun! My kinda ho-down!!!

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    Sunni Green
    July 5, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Tipper,
    Our trip to Bat Cave, NC included a stop at Chimney Rock. It is a beautiful place. Too bad it was sooo hot! We stayed in a cabin in Bat Cave and they had a brochure for the Folk School! I thought that was pretty cool! Take care and stay try to stay cool.
    Sunni Green

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    Madge @ The View From Right Here
    July 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Have a good 4th Tipper!

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    Bill Burnett
    July 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I agree whole-heartedly with Jim, to many have lost the appreciation of our Independnce and seldom if ever really pause to contemplate the price paid by so many for this gift. I fear that we are rapidly losing our Independance to an more powerful & larger Federal Government which promises security and cradle to grave care. History has proven that those who surrender Liberty for Security wind up with neither.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    July 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Tipper, Thanks for posting my Tanner, Souther and Hunter Revolutionary Patriots stories again from 2010. I fail to get them out and read them enough, so I enjoyed being refreshed on what my ancestor and a neighbor of my ancestors did to help win our freedom. Today is our 2336th birthday as a nation. To keep our nation strong, may we not be afraid to stand up for principles and ideals that were worth our ancestors’ “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” which they gladly pledged–and gave–to win freedom. Hope all have had a safe and blessed Independence Day!

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    Peggy Lambert
    July 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Tipper and family.
    Hope you are haveing a Happy Independence Day. Say a prayer for our military to be safe. Our freedom isn’t free. Your video and singing are great.
    “Hill Side Walking”

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    B. ruth
    July 4, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Tipper,
    and Jim….at least I didn’t hear anyone say, “What date is Independence Day this year?”
    I was in line at the grocery store one year and actually heard that remark! LOL
    Great music and video, Tipper…
    I’m off to make a seven layer salad…yummmm, with Olive Garden Dressing..instead of Ranch…

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    Ken
    July 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Tipper,
    While we celebrate this 4th, our
    Independence Day, let’s not forget
    to pray for our friends without
    power. From Indiana to New Jersey
    those folks got hit with an inland
    hurricane last week and over two
    million still don’t have their air
    conditioning. Several years ago we
    had the reverse thing happen, only
    a blizzard knocking out power for
    over a week.
    Chitter and Chatter added glamor
    and performed beautifully with the
    guys. Nice videoing!…Ken

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    Mrs. K
    July 4, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Happy 4th, Tipper, to you and yours. Blessings to America, our soldier, and all of us who live here and love our country!

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    Ed Ammons
    July 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Before we celebrate Independence Day or the 4th of July shouldn’t we look at where we are as a nation and where we are headed. Have we become what our forebearers fought and died to protect us from?
    Go ahead and have fun today and worry about it tomorrow. Right?

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    Bob & Inez Jones
    July 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Happy July 4th to You and your family,Tipper. We only live about 12 miles from the U.S. border and feel very close to our American friends in all ways. We surely enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing. We would love to live in your area with all the music you seem to have.We like the new playlist and never tire of listening.Great stuff!! Enjoy your day and God Bless America!

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    NCMountainwoman
    July 4, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Great video! Now I wish I hadn’t wimped out because of the heat. That is SOME pickin’ and singin’. Oh, and dancin’ as well. You must be so proud.

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    quinn
    July 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Great post – thanks to all the talent 🙂
    I agree with Jim’s comment about the importance of remembering Independence Day, and I’ll add that I always celebrate Evacuation Day as well, here in Massachusetts.
    (And being Irish, I actually celebrate two holidays simultaneously on that day!)
    Here’s hoping common sense prevails in fireworks this year, with so much risk of fire in so many places. Shirla’s comment made the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

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    Tipper
    July 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Jim-yep couldn’t agree with you more-that’s why I shared the links to the fascinating and inspiring histories of the Patriots written by Ethelene Dyer Jones. If you didn’t see them-they are at the bottom of the post.
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Osagebluffquilter
    July 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Wish I could have been there in person. The girls did a great job!

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    Jim Casada
    July 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Tipper–I’ll put on my contrarian hat and don my mantle of plaint-out mountain cantakerousness and remind you and others that Fourth of July really isn’t the term which should be used. It should be INDEPENDENCE DAY. I realize the day has morphed into something other than celebration of the occasion which moved us down the road towards shedding the shackles of the British Empire, but my personal view leans towards being adamanat about using Independence Day to describe this time of celebration.
    If you doubt what I say about the holiday having morphed, just look at the title of your blog and the words from those who had posted by the time I read today’s offerings and posted this. Most just say “happy 4th” or something like that, and no one uses the word “independence.” Kudos, however, to Shirla and B. Ruth for alluding to the true meaning of this special day.
    Kudos, also, to those involved in the fine doin’s at Cashiers. Finally happy INDEPENDENCE DAY to one and all, and pause to ponder where we are, how we got here, and say a silent thank you to those who have sacrificed for freedom over the course of more than two centuries.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    Charles Ron Perry, Sr.
    July 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Happy July 4th Tipper to you and your whole family. The girls did a wonderful job. I know that you are proud.

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    Shirla
    July 4, 2012 at 8:53 am

    The girls did an awesome job on that stage, as usual.
    I sure hope the neighbors behind me don’t do their 4th Of July party with fireworks this year. They shoot them over my corn field without ever causing a problem. This year is different with the heat and lack of rain. One spark could cause a massive fireworks display if it touches vegetation that hasn’t had a sprinkle since June 19th.
    Thank a soldier for our freedom today.

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    Tipper
    July 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Ed-I’m glad you liked the girls : ) But you better watch it-they may flog you for talking bad about the boys LOL : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Steve in Tn
    July 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Love live music outdoors. Nice video. It amazing how talented the folks around us are, and a lot of times, we don’t even know because they only perform for themselves at home on the porch.

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    Tipper
    July 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Miss Cindy-yep its one of your Grandmothers old postcards : ) And as for the video-it’s magic LOL! No really its windows movie maker : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Mike McLain
    July 4, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Happy 4th of July to all of the Acorns in Blind Pig! Keep your family safe today!

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    Canned Quilter
    July 4, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Happy 4th to you and your family and hope it is a safe one : )

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    Ethel
    July 4, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Happy Birthday to our great nation and Happy July 4th to the Blind Pig family and readers!

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    Miss Cindy
    July 4, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Great clips, Tipper! How’d you make them turn like that?
    I recognize that picture of the flag at Chimney Rock. It’s from an old post card isn’t it?
    Happy (and cool) 4th to all the Blind Pig readers!!

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    MadSnapper
    July 4, 2012 at 6:11 am

    love the video, and also really like the quilt hanging behind the singers. happy 4th Tipper

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    Ed Ammons
    July 4, 2012 at 5:58 am

    That was some pretty good singing but that bunch of ugly old men should have stepped back and let the real talent shine. Chatter did real good in Steel Rails but even better in the video that popped up afterward. When her voice matures, if she stays after it, she is going to be somebody. I’ve put in my bucket list to pay to see Chitter and Chatter perform and to fight to get an autograph.
    So how’s that float your boat?

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    Bradley
    July 4, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I loved all the videos. Bonaparte’s Retreat was good! Wish I could dance like those kids but, even if I could with this bad knee it would probably turn out to be a 911. Have a nice 4TH everybody!

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    B. ruth
    July 4, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Tipper,
    Wow….Is that ever a vintage picture of Chimney Rock…I’d say late 1930’s or 1940’s…No I didn’t count the stars in the flag….Happy Fourth of July…
    I’m off to read the links of the patriots…
    Thanks Tipper,

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