April/May 2016: The Music Issue

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Food
Kim Severson

Pan-seared trout and tender spring vegetables combine for a quick and sensational skillet meal

Food
John T. Edge

North Carolina pit master Sam Jones is breathing new fire into the old-school smokehouse

Food

Three tips from chef Lauren Mitterer

Food
Clay Risen

Sotol is finding a home with 
Southern bartenders

Food
Jenny Everett

From pickles to slaw, kohlrabi makes an unexpected—and extra-crisp—substitute for cabbage

Music

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum curator Michael Gray shares five essential Sam Phillips–produced tracks.

Music
Dave DiBenedetto

Join us online for our Back Porch Sessions

Music
Matt Hendrickson

With a new album and more than five decades in music, the four-time Grammy winner looks back at her pioneering journey

Music
Matt Hendrickson

Chris Stapleton has become country music’s most surprising new star—and has sent a shock wave through Nashville

Music
Matt Hendrickson

A conversation with an outlaw icon and a modern Nashville rebel

Music
Matt Hendrickson, Jed Portman

A dozen rising acts shaking up the country scene

Home & Garden
John Kessler

A Kentucky couple put their antique julep cups to good—and frequent—use

Home & Garden
Chris Dixon

A South Carolina family builds for the future while preserving its past

Home & Garden
Steve Russell

A thriving crop of Southern floral designers are bringing homegrown style to the table

Home & Garden
Haskell Harris

A gentleman’s watch wardrobe, with timepieces for every endeavor, from black tie to bonefishing

Sporting Life
Megan Mayhew Bergman

A bold little spaniel with strange business of her own

Sporting Life
Thomas McIntyre

Deep in the Mississippi woods, a hunter reflects on the joys—and pain—of chasing gobblers

Sporting Life
T. Edward Nickens

How a North Carolina plantation turned back the clock on bobwhite habitat

Sporting Life
David Draper

Long a favorite among Southern hunters, a classic shotgun returns to the field

Arts & Culture
Nic Brown

With a devotion to perfection and a penchant for innovation, Mary Jackson has taken the age-old art of sweetgrass basket weaving to the world stage

Arts & Culture
Guy Martin

How to find quality ’cue off the highway, the scoop on steeplechases, and wedding gifts with soul

Arts & Culture
Claire Gibson

A North Carolina painter finds that you can go home again—maybe

Arts & Culture
Roy Blount Jr.

Seeking solace—and inspiration—behind the house

Arts & Culture
T. Edward Nickens

Every April in Tidewater Virginia, politicians and ordinary folks gather to celebrate spring, smoked shad, and the age-old practice of civic discourse. Welcome to the Wakefield Shad Planking

Arts & Culture
CJ Lotz

This spring, the South takes center stage in five new plays and revivals

Arts & Culture
Jennifer Stewart Kornegay

A family keeps history alive, one reclaimed mantel, antique light fixture, and salvaged door at a time

Arts & Culture
Julia Reed

Thoughts on getting decked out in the name of a good time

Arts & Culture
Jed Portman

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Travel
Jessica Ritz

These four Southern-born Angelenos are thinking big

Travel
Daniel Wallace

Finding success in the City of Dreams can be a fruitless pursuit. But for Southerners—on the silver screen and beyond—Los Angeles has long proved fertile ground

Travel
Jessica Ritz

Searching for Southern soul in La-La Land

Travel
Mike Grudowski

Beyond luxury accommodations, great food, and first-rate service, these resorts are a Southern equestrian’s dream