Finally, a post. I had planned on posting more consistently, but somehow time has slipped up on me. Business reared it’s ugly head lately and I haven’t had the inclination to write or post, but here’s a few photos I snapped on a rush business trip I took to Virginia. I was in Bristol Virginia for a few days doing some consulting work. I really didn’t have alot of quality time for photos but I wanted to share what I did capture because Bristol is a quaint little town. The photos are not the greatest, no time for composition or thinking, just hurry up, take the picture and get back in the car.
Bristol is interesting as it is the twin city of Bristol, Tennessee, just across the state line, which runs down the middle of its main street, State Street.
Bristol was recognized as the “Birthplace of Country Music,” according to a resolution passed by the US Congress in 1998; residents of the city had contributed to early country music recordings and influence. In 1927 Ralph Peer of Victor Records began recording local musicians in Bristol to attempt to capture the local sound of traditional ‘folk’ music of the region. One of these local sounds was created by the Carter family. The Carter Family got their start on July 31, 1927, when A.P. Carter and his family journeyed from Maces Spring, Virginia, to Bristol, Tennessee, to audition for record producer Ralph Peer who was seeking new talent for the relatively embryonic recording industry. They received $50 for each song they recorded.
On the way home we made a quick pit stop in Asheville, NC. Once again, just snapping photos as quick as I could.
I found Bristol to be a clean, quiet little town but still had amenities and of course, Asheville is amazing! I wish I had more time to do them justice. Hope you enjoy some of the scenery of my mad rushing trip 😉