ARTS & MUSIC
Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers- www.tommason.net
Hank III- Headed To The Mountain
Hank Williams Jr. - Kiss Mother Nature Goodbye
Ellis Kell- www.rivermusicexperience.org Listen, Learn, Play.
Jimmy Buffett- High Cumberland Jubilee
Dale Ann Bradley- Cumberland River Dreams
The Toadies- I Come From The Water
Bill Monroe- "Baptize Me in the Cumberland River"
Eddie Reasoner- "Once Upon a River" a documentry of the Cumberland
River of Song the Mississippi
Studio Willingham By Barbara Willingham Hill. Paintings of the Cumberland Valley in Southeastern Kentucky
RIVERS & SPIRES CLARKSVILLE TENNESSEE APRIL 15-17 2010
Rachael McCampbell Endangered
Heritage Art Exhibition Mar 21-Apr 25 2009
Kim Trevathan - Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey Down The Cumberland
AN EXERT FROM COLDHEARTED RIVER:
Consulting a variety of maps, I wrote out an itinerary based upon an average
of a twenty-mile day, planning stops, when possible, at official campsites
and what I thought were likely places for primitive sites, such as an island, a
town, or the confluence of a major tributary. With the bits of knowledge I
collected in my scouting and reading, I found that segments of the river, particularly
in the upper region, still held quite a bit of mystery and uncertainty,
even for those who lived nearby. One man, Vic Scoggin, who had swum the
length of the river in 1996, gave me the most reliable and cautionary information,
but even he didnít have all the answers, even he acknowledged that
things happen on a river that resist explanation and light-of-day description.
I didnít want all the answers. I wanted to leave much of the river a mystery
so I could experience its surprises firsthand.
Working rivers like the Cumberland and the Tennessee are the last back
roads, the few places left in America where mysteries remain deep in the
night, in the early mornings, sometimes surprising you in the midday glare.
They wind far away from strip malls and four-lanes into lives that have
retained distinction, originality, and character. Canoeing, you set your own
pace and rest assured that no matter how much concrete is poured, no matter
how many trees are cut, no matter how much riprap smothers the banks,
humanity will never succeed in obliterating a river. Rivers will endure forever,
and in canoeing them, you become a part of their immortality.