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Hearing Waycross

Hearing Waycross <p>Abstract:</p><p>In this piece, a longtime Gram Parsons fan grows suspicious of the myths that surround the singer&apos;s life and music. A visit to Waycross, Georgia; interviews with people connected to Parsons&apos;s South Georgia childhood; and investigations of the area&apos;s musical, industrial, and socioeconomic histories reveal whose stories are heard and whose are silenced by such myths. The piece explores how one might hear the oppressive structures that echo in the music, such as the exploitation of Black laborers, the anti-Black violence of the region, the deforestation of South Georgia&apos;s longleaf grassland, and the impact of that ecological harm on Black and white family farmers.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © Center for the Study of the American South
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1534-1488

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>In this piece, a longtime Gram Parsons fan grows suspicious of the myths that surround the singer&apos;s life and music. A visit to Waycross, Georgia; interviews with people connected to Parsons&apos;s South Georgia childhood; and investigations of the area&apos;s musical, industrial, and socioeconomic histories reveal whose stories are heard and whose are silenced by such myths. The piece explores how one might hear the oppressive structures that echo in the music, such as the exploitation of Black laborers, the anti-Black violence of the region, the deforestation of South Georgia&apos;s longleaf grassland, and the impact of that ecological harm on Black and white family farmers.</p>

Journal

Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 17, 2022

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