King Wilkie profiled in Southern Living

<a href=",13676,1171953,00.html?cid=soul_of_the_south|king_wilkie|20060314"King Wilkie is a featured subject in a segment of the April issue of Southern Living magazine. Nick Patterson of Southern Living caught up with the band at an Atlanta show, and briefly described their music and the “disconnect” he perceived between the band’s youth and the music they perform. King Wilkie Mandolinist Reid Burgess deftly deflects both the notion of there being anything odd about young people playing or following bluegrass music, and the idea that they were somehow “preserving” the tradition themselves.

You can read the article on the magazine’s web site, which also features audio samples from their latest release, Tierra del Fuego.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.