Thirty-five years ago, Roanoke lost a music legend in Jim Freeman. Today, his grandson has found a couple of never-recorded Freeman original songs and is bringing them to life. Read about it in today’s Roanoke Times…
And hear Jim Freeman…
Radio station WSLC-AM paid tribute to bluegrass singer Jim Freeman after he died on July 4, 1974. Thirty-five years later, his grandson, John “J.D.” Sutphin, is performing songs his grandfather wrote and songs he covered — including this one, “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” Freeman performs here with the Bluegrass Cavaliers.
Truly a sad story here; a football coach, noted for his Christian walk and influence, was shot and killed by a former player.
Read more about it at Between Two Worlds: Coach Ed Thomas as a Witness to Christ
Regular readers will recognize Sherry as a frequent commenter here. Yesterday her husband Mike suffered a heart attack. He is currently in the hospital and will be undergoing triple bypass surgery tomorrow (Friday) morning. Please keep Mike (and Sherry and their two daughters) in your prayers.
While Byron is taking his much needed hiatus to recharge and refocus, I have decided, with Byron’s approval, to post here occasionally to keep TNKZ ‘alive” and active.
Those that have followed this blog for a while know that my usual pop in posts have tended to be, shall we say, not so serious. And I may still post an occasional silly post, especially if it helps keep Byron’s ego in check. But, for the most part, my posts will be on more serious matters, allowing me to explore things, and express opinions that I might normally not expand upon.
And, seriously, I hope to maintain the integrity and quality that Byron has so diligently built into this blog.
So please keep The No Kool Aid Zone on your radar, Byron may be on hiatus, but Webbie Dude Paul is in the house…