Self Portrait in an Outlaw Amish Barn
"Lonesome Liz is more than just Outalw Country, she's the female Robert Johnson." - Hank Hart, Southern Fried Magazine

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video and song adaptation by Lonesome Liz

live in Richmond, video by Ron Thomas Smith

Appalachia Photos and Features

Visit the Seeger Series Page for my interview with Mike Seeger, the last before his death. 

You can read more about Mr. Seeger's influence on my music and the adventures in Appalachia that ensued on GratefulWeb.com: Searching for a Real Outlaw Part II and the Appalachian String Festival  

My Old Time Music Photos for GratefulWeb...

Woman with Banjo, Appalachian String Festival
Woman with Bass, Appalachian String Festival
Roger Cooper, Fraley Fest
Man with dulcimer, Fraley Fest
Fiddlesticks, Appalachian String Festival
photo by Elizabeth Bissette for GratefulWeb.com
Jeff Walburn at the Appalachian String Festival
Also in attendance at the festivals was singer/songwriter Jeff Walburn. Through him I met Mike O'Neill, Outlaw Country producer, singer/songwriter and former bandmate of Bob Weir. Read our interview in: Searching For a Real Outlaw Part I










photo by Elizabeth Bissette for GratefulWeb.com
Keith Garvin at the Appalachian String Festival   
I also met Keith Garvin at the festival. Keith is the son of Old-Time banjo player and former bandmate of Bill Monroe, Bert Garvin. I wound up spending some time in Flatwoods learning  a little banjo from Bert.




Photos by Keith Garvin... 


Old Fashioned Days, Greenup, Kentucky
 
Boone County Blues...
My adventures in Appalachia continued when I interviewed Ron Smith, who documented the late, great Hasil Adkins in his film, My Blue Star. I soon wound up in Boone Co. myself. Read the GratefulWeb interview, where he talks about Hasil, Jesco and more here

photo by Elizabeth Bissette
photo by Ron Thomas Smith


photo by Elizabeth Bissette
photo by Ron Thomas Smith

With Jesco White...


photo by Ron Thomas Smith
photo by Ron Thomas Smith
photo by Elizabeth Bissette
More Scenes from the Hills... photos for GratefulWeb.com by Elizabeth Bissette...

Pax, WVA

Old Big Bend Tunnel, Hinton, WVA

Pax, WVA

Beckley, WVA

Pax, WVA

Grandview, WVA

Pax, WVA

Pax, WVA

Beckley, WVA

Company Store Owners' Office, Beckley, WVA

John Henry, Hinton, WVA

Pax, WVA

Mt. Hope, WVA

Fraley Fest, Carter Caves, KY

Pax, WVA

Pax, WVA


Hinton, WVA

live with the Goddamn Gallows, video by Ron Thomas Smith

with Jesco the Dancing Outlaw, video by Ron Thomas Smith

with the Richmond Blues Society, video by Ron Thomas Smith