GREAT FOOD, GREAT MUSIC and...
THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA,
WHAT COULD BE FINER?
Romantic cracklin' fireplace is backdrop to a quaint cosy log cabin by a clear Mountain stream in North Carolina...
In the dining room, a festive candlelit bright red table cloth on an antique oak wood table is spread across with lemon/butter rainbow trout, home-made potato salad, oven baked cornbread & made-from-scratch Sweet Potato pie & of course, coffee... a beautiful guitar version of Amazing Grace plays softly in the background while outside, snowflakes flurry across the splender of the legendary Great Smoky Mountains...
This is the lifestyle & simplicity of Hendersonville North Carolina, where both the people and music create a unique world you'd really have to live in to fully appreciate!
Our Great Smoky guitar song collection introduces a first-hand taste of Carolina-style Gospel, folk, blues & ballads the locals here have enjoyed for years. From the old songs like AMAZING GRACE, AURA LEE, DANNY BOY & WALTZING MATILDA to our own acoustic guitar classic, ROSEWOOD ARPEGGIOS (noted as one of the most beautiful acoustic guitar songs), some of the newest, best and most rare of acoustic guitar songs ever recorded are all here!
The ever-popular CAROLINA AUTUMN (with vocals)is also included in this unique collection. Distinctly simple, & intimately descriptive, CAROLINA AUTUMN paints a spectacular portrait of The famous Carolina Smoky Mountain's fall foilage in both music & lyrics with precise detail. No wonder people from all over the world visit here so often... and unlike some places, the Carolina locals are actually among the most friendly folks to be found anywhere. After all, the art of 'making you feel right at home' is a Carolina trademark!
AUTUMN IN HISTORIC HENDERSONVILLE!
The fact is, Historic Hendersonville, about 20 miles from Asheville, North Carolina is the place to be at the peak of Fall foilage (third week of October) a truly spectacular scene to behold indeed.
The famous Smoky Mountain roads wind up through & around the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Hills are alive with a cool blast of crisp October air filling the sky with flamming gold, amber and cherry red leaves drifting across the backdrop of a glorious rolling mountain landscape.
There's also a generous helping of warm welcoming smiles from locals with their roadside produce, the scent of fresh-picked Carolina green apples and the occasional aroma of a hearty homemade pumpkin pie in a nearby window sill...makes you never to want to leave, right? (actually some don't)
The only thing that might have you blue about Hendersonville is leaving! We, however, couldn't resist writing an upbeat guitar blues instrumental in honor of the Great Smoky Mountain town we love so much!
WAFFLE HOUSE COFFEE & KRISPY KREEME DONUTS
The well-known J&S CAFE just off I-40, (Airport exit 9) has the best homemade food around! But save some room for a cup of Waffle House coffee & a box of piping hot, right-off-the-belt, Krispy Kreme donuts... (a major priority) perfect to munch on while Smoky Mountain sight-seeing.
Is it October yet?
Ya'll Come! (TIP: Bring your best warm jacket, you'll need it, we promise)
Carolina Autumn - lyrics
Carolina Autumn, what a sight to see,
driving down the highway
Autumn time is calling...so ten-der-ly...
from my Carolina home,
Gaze across the sky...the amber leaves,
light on dandelions below...
& when shadows fall,
you see it all,
in the mountain moonlight
Carolina Autumn, what a place to be,
Pumpkins on the by-way.
Temperatures are falling - and leaves
I miss my Carolina home
(guitar & mandolin solo)
Carolina Autumn, got my Krispy-Kremes,
& a steaming cup of coffee,
heading for the mountains,
and falling leaves, in my Carolina home
Gaze across the sky, the amber leaves,
light on dandelions below
and when shadows fall,
you see it all,
in the mountain moonlight
I'm missing you
CAROLINA AUTUMN (C)2000
words & music by:
Jordan Lee Kirby / BMI
Original Sound Studios
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