One of our favorite musicians, and interviewees, Scott Miller will be the keynote musician at the upcoming The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival in our neighboring-to-the-north of Harrogate, Tennessee, this coming weekend. This will be the sixth annual Mountain Heritage Literary Festival, which is put on by Lincoln Memorial University. Miller will be teaming with Silas House (MHLF Founding Director and author of the novels Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, and Eli the Good), wherein “Miller and House commence in a live on-the-fly collaborative effort with Scott swapping verses of songs mirrored by ancillary book excerpts read by Silas.”
Other notable participants at the festival include Kathryn Stripling Byer, former NC Poet Laureate and author of Wildwood Flower, Catching Light, and Coming to Rest, Dr. Grace Toney Edwards, Professor of Appalachian Studies and former Director of the Appalachian Regional Studies Center at Radford University and Jason Howard, co-author of Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal and the editor of We All Live Downstream: Writings About Mountaintop Removal.
Should be an interesting event, and we hope to see fellow Knoxvillians make the short jaunt up to Harrogate. If you would like further information about the festival, please visit the official site.
As a bonus, Scott has shared with Knoxify a song off of forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album. The track is “Lo Siento, Spanishburg, West Virginia” and can be heard below.
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The lighting on that portrait is amazing.