Joe Tennis is a weekly features writer for the Bristol Herald Courier, but he’s also a published author. His newest book was just recently published by Overmountain Press.
The book, titled Beach to Bluegrass: Places to Brake on Virginia’s Longest Road, is all about places of interest close to U.S. Route 58. Tennis takes the reader on a 760 mile journey along Route 58, giving you not only the places of interest along the route, but also the stories behind them. Each site is covered in text and photos.
The book covers such musical sites as the Crooked Road and Johnny Cash’s connection to Southwest Virginia.
For those interested in history, rural routes, and appalachia, this book would make a fine Christmas gift. The book is available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.