From June 28, 2007...
If you're canoeing in, strolling along, or camping on the banks of the Cahaba River, you may happen upon the cry of a kingfisher or the splash of a turtle diving for a mid-morning snack.
Beth Maynor Young frequents the river, capturing its natural beauty with her lens. On a recent morning, reporter Les Lovoy caught up with Young and her dogs Mason and Callie on the banks of the Cahaba. They talked about how a young girl, who felt an instant connection with photography, became a passionate conservationist.
WBHM's Rosemary Pennington has made no bones about it -- she is not a gamer. Although she grew up when Nintendo and Sega were the biggest things out there -- and Mario and Sonic were household names -- she refused to give in, choosing to stick her nose in books instead. As luck would have it, though, Rosemary wound up marrying her worst nightmare -- a rabid gamer. For the last few years he's been trying to pull her into his world and she's resisted. Or she did -- until she met the Wii.
Birmingham rocker Dan Sartain is barely off his European tour and now he's hitting the road again, opening for multiple-grammy winner The White Stripes - on their tour of Canada and the U-S. Rolling Stone Magazine recently profiled Sartain, calling him a "kick-ass, rockabilly dude". WBHM's Hunter Bell talked with Sartain about getting attention for his music.
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Heath Green's music is salt of the earth kind of stuff. Which should come as no surprise given that his musical influences include greats like Bob Dylan, Otis Redding and Johnny Cash. The Birmingham native has spent the better part of sixteen years playing in clubs in the Southeast, fronting the groups Mudpie and The Starmarkers. His latest solo album, Sweet Justice, is an eclectic artistic journey, each song different. One features alt-country style guitar, one a sassy horn section and another Tom Wait-like vocals.
The song -- Sad Eyed Friend -- is off that album. Heath Green stopped by our studios to talk about making what he calls "truthful" music. (AUDIO MONTAGE)
Musician Heath Green, talking about his new album Sweet Justice. He plays J-Clyde's tomorrow night at 8.
Tapestry is produced by Tanya Ott, Michael Krall and Hunter Bell... with help this week from Islara Vazquez, Les Lovoy, Rosemary Pennington and Robert Brooks. I'm Greg Bass... see you next week.