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Black Top Road - a musical ode to Piedmont blues.

By iancochrane, published on Mar 14, 2013

...Gilet’ 12-string – the ring insistent and loud; ex-Midnight Oil, Rob Hurst's drums thump and pound. The harp howls. The band’s been around for almost 20yrs, but it strikes me the pre-recorded voice is from another world.

Jackson was born in 1924 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, one of 14 siblings. They all played, with songs before bedtime mandatory. A young Jackson learned `special licks` from a chain gang kid; a water boy among the 100s of convicts slaving on Black Top Road all the way through Charlottesville and Rappahannock County.

In the 1920s and 30s,... (more)

Tags: music, virginia, blues, guitar, piedmont blues, backsliders, apollo bay, john jackson, mississippi john hurt, hanoi, dom turner, charlottesville, rappahannock county

Upheaval In Virginia and New Jersey Politics

By JJFCPA, published on Nov 4, 2009

The Republican victory in the Virginia and New Jersey Governor races provided an important clue to the Obama administration about the mood of the American people. Demographic information about the voting results in both states showed clearly that the independent voters who overwhelming helped elect Obama last year decided that the Democratic choices even though heavily financed by the party and provided with Obama’s support did not reflect their positions on the economy, the role of government and the size of the deficits.

The Virginia... (more)

Tags: obama, virginia, new jersey, chrisite, corzine, mcdonnell, deeds

Democrats Get a Boost in Virginia

By JJFCPA, published on Oct 19, 2009

In a tight and closely followed gubernatorial race in Virginia, the Democratic candidate, State Senator R. Creigh Deeds, received an important endorsement from the Washington Post – “Mr. Deeds for Governor” on its Sunday, October 18, 2009, editorial page. According to numerous polls, Mr. Deeds was falling farther behind his Republican competitor, former attorney general, Robert McDonnell and Mr. Deeds’ campaign needed some positive news.

Both national parties view this state race as a pivotal one and early indication of what the midterm elections might look like next year.... (more)

Tags: obama, virginia, state gubernatorial race, senator warner, craig deeds, robert mcdonnell

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