Music and Agriculture in the Piedmont Region

Specializing in music, past and present, from the Piedmont region, along with tips for vegetable gardening and sustainable living, with your host Mudcat.

Piedmont Report 90 (South Carolina Special)


Piedmont Report 90 (South Carolina Special)

Peg Leg Sam – The Draw

Freddie Vanderford and Mill Billy Blues – Don’t Let Your Mouth Write a Check Your Butt Can’t Cash (Circle X Records 005)


Freddie Vanderford and Mill Billy Three (Brandon Turner and Matthew Knights) Live at Hoopoe Acres – Greasy Greens/ Bo Weevil /Choices / Cut You Loose

Freddie Vanderford – John Henry / story Live at Hoopoe Acres

Farm Report

Freddie on Sam

I was Born in Hard Luck (monologue)

Peg Leg Sam and Louisiana Red – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (Tomato 2696652)

Peg Leg Sam – Froggy Went a Courtin’ / Straighten Up and Fly Right (SFW 40211)

Peter Lowry on Sam

Peg Leg Sam and Chief Thundercloud – The Last Medicine Show (FLY LP 507-508)

Peg Leg Sam - John Henry

I Was a Preacher story

Peg Leg Sam and Henry ‘Rufe’ Johnson - Before You Give it All Away (Trix 3302)

Peg Leg Sam – Peg’s Fox Chase / Born in Hard Luck


Excerpts from Tom Davenport’s film “Born in Hard Luck”

Excerpts from Jeff Harris’ interview with Peter Lowry on Big Road Blues Show



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Mudcat website

USDA Hardiness Zone Map

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange

High Mowing Organic Seeds

High Country Gardens


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