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Hanging Tree Guitars

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Artist Freeman Vines on the guitars he creates and the wood he makes them with: “The wood, actually everything, is involved spiritually. A little spirit rubs off on everything.” Read more — and you should, you should click through and read the whole thing — at Atlas Obscura, “A North Carolina Artist’s Search for a Lost Sound Uncovered a Dark History,” by Winnie Lee.

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Hoodoo in the Lowcountry

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“Lowcountry Root Doctors” in South Magazine covers, among other things, the delightful (and epic) tale of the battle between the High Sherrif vs. Dr. Buzzard.

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