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On Friday the 13th, November 1970, I was born at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, probably the biggest military town in the country. Fort Bragg alone covers 250 square miles, and the used car dealerships and titty bars are like stars in the sky, grains of sand on the beach. The ground is sandy and the woods are open and piney, with tall loblollies, jack oaks, and the longleaf pine.
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Date posted: October 2, 2014

Thanks for spreading the word in the Pacific Northwest. Johnny Waken and I are hitting a lot of new territory and loving it. You can listen to us as a duo right here: http://jonathanbyrd.bandcamp.com/album/bound-for-glory   Here’s where to send folks to hear this action live:   Thur OCT 2 Char’s Landing Port Alberni BC http://www.charslanding.com/   Fri OCT 3 Duncan Showroom Duncan BC http://www.showroomproductions.ca/   Sat OCT 4 Hornby Isl Community Hall Hornby Island BC http://hirra.ca/services/community-hall/   Monday, October 6 The Old Fire Hall Whitehorse, YT http://yukonartscentre.com/firehall/   Wednesday, October 8 The Green Frog Bellingham, WA http://www.acoustictavern.com/   Thursday, October 9... more…


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