Sound of Silence

Corie Katie Paul Tipper

We played a chilly rainy performance over in Blairsville, GA yesterday morning at the Sorghum Festival. I believe the announcer said it was the 52nd Annual Sorghum Festival.

There were some diehard fans who set through the chilly rain listening to us and we had a great sound man.

Once the show was over a local newspaper reporter asked if she could interview us for a story.

As we talked to her she was surprised to learn we had such a long history of music in our family.

An email I got a day or so ago already had me thinking about our musical family.

The emailer was writing to say they’d just stumbled onto our music videos and really enjoyed them—especially the harmony of Pap and Paul. Of course they had no way of knowing Pap has been dead for five years and was hoping we would do more videos featuring him and Paul.

This afternoon when I set down to write today’s post I went browsing through the Blind Pig and The Acorn YouTube channel. I’m alway a wondering if there’s a song I missed featuring in a post and sometimes I find one that I’ve never shared with you.

The video of my nephews (one is off camera) and Paul playing and old Simon and Garfunkel song seemed fitting. While Pap isn’t playing along, you can see him sitting at the ready with his guitar and enjoying the boys’ picking.

I hope you enjoyed the video from back in 2010.


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    Naomi Tracy
    October 19, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Ive always loved the sound of silence , ain’t never heard it sound so pretty , it don’t even need words.

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    October 18, 2021 at 9:59 am

    That was great, upbeat and I enjoyed it very much. Music talent just runs throughout your family. Thank you for sharing!

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    Joe Mazurek
    October 17, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Love the stories and music. Breath of fresh air in today’s world.

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    Carolyn Louise Rains
    October 17, 2021 at 11:07 am

    In silence there is sound of the past. You just have to be tuned in. Old song bring back memories.
    Yesterday at my husband’s 1960 reunion, some one said we remember yesterday days music, yet can’t remember yesterday’s event.
    God’s sounds ring out. ❣️

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    Barbara K
    October 17, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I’ve always liked “Sound of Silence” and this version was especially nice.

    Thank you.

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    Allison B
    October 17, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Enjoyed very much…and liked the tempo!

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    Candy H.
    October 17, 2021 at 9:16 am

    I really enjoyed “The Sounds Of Silence” I love mandolin, guitar music and fiddle music tool

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    Mary Anne Johnson
    October 17, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Gosh, I enjoyed the Simon & Garfunckle song being picked as an instrumental. Such clarity. Best Sunday morning listening I”‘ve enjoyed in sometime
    Thanks, Tipper, for sending it out.

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    October 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Enjoyed! Played it two times.

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    October 17, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Y’all do make good music together.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    October 17, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Even if you had told me I would have known that was Pap in the video. I enjoyed it.

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    Donna Sue
    October 17, 2021 at 8:15 am

    I am so glad you made all these recordings. Each of them are special. We are blessed to hear the new ones, and honored to cherish the old ones. I know I personally miss seeing Ben and Mark in the new ones. It is great to watch the whole family play together. But kids grow up, and life takes over. I love the videos of the Wilson Brothers. How wonderful that you have their old radio programs. The ones of your Dad and Paul are a treasure. Their voices compliment each other, as does their guitar playing. And, let’s not forget you. You are always off camera, playing the bass. I am so happy that Katie and Corie are keeping the Wilson Brothers legacy alive by pursuing their own musical careers. Someday, prayerfully, we will see their children, and/or Mark, Ben and April’s children taking the family tradition through another generation. How exciting, and congratulations, for the interview yesterday! I look forward to when you share it.

    Donna. : )

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    Sheryl A Paul
    October 17, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Loved it! Thank you for sharing.

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    Don Byers
    October 17, 2021 at 7:38 am

    Keep on keepin’ on! Brings back memories….I did the Sorghum Fest for years….lat time was about 2014 I guess.

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    GoodGriefLouise ( Bill )
    October 17, 2021 at 6:19 am

    Thanks for the video. They were great. Simon and Garfunkel were one of my favorite groups. Wish those two could have stayed together. At least we have the Pressley’s. I know they will stay together. Just like peas and carrots. 🙂

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    Miss Cindy
    October 17, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Good job! I could see Pap keeping time to the music like he always did. I miss Pap too but I’m so glad that the music goes on!

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