A friend of mine is posting Facebook posts about influential black americans for Black History Month. Today he posted about Lesley Riddle. I'm not going to pretend I know a lot about him, or Old Timey Country music, but it is something I am trying to explore while living in Johnson City. I've lifted part of his story from Wikipedia so you can read this while listening to this song.
Without further ado, I present to you "John Henry" by Lesley "Esley" Riddle (lyrics here).
I'm trying to learn more about Old Timey Country Music in Johnson City, so I've written a teeny, tiny bit about Johnson City and some of the notable musicians in the history of country music.
Johnson City and I are figuring out the best way to co-exist. A celebration of an exciting night.
I published an article a day for 30 days. This is an article about a sticker I made to celebrate a mention of Johnson City in popular culture.
I published an article a day for 30 days. Buffalo Mountain is in the center of Johnson City and visible from just about every vantage point. This sticker celebrates the mountain you see everywhere.
I published an article a day for 30 days. This article is about Johnson City, old time country music, the train and obligations in the cold.
Reflections on the life of a Johnson City legend.
A start-up weekend with a motley group of entrepreneurs from Johnson City.