IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reese


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The Stranger & the Road - The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world. His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Rolling Sea – Vetiver, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXVI: Old Enough to See Hank - Craig Havighurst


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cover photo by Ed Rode

 Old Enough to See Hank: If you move to Nashville to become something other than a musician, it’s to become Craig Havighurst. He’s a writer, a multi-media producer, the show journalist for Music City Roots, and the music news producer of WMOT Roots Radio 89.5, an NPR affiliate dedicated to Americana and the Nashville music scene. He’s the host of The String and the author of Air Castle of the South, WSM and the Making of Music City. In episode 26 of The Path to Authenticity, Craig talks about the origins of his love for music and recounts the progression of his career in music journalism. You’ll also hear his take on the new Ken Burns documentary on the history of country music as well as his next book.  To learn more about the Craig, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, I Won’t Be Home No More – Hank Williams, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, Freight Train – Elizabeth Cotten, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).