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Meagan Evans

Meagan Evans

  Tell me about growing up in Macon? What did you do in your spare time? I was born in Macon. When I was in 2nd grade my dad transferred to Birmingham, Alabama.  I have a lot of great memories of being a kid in Birmingham in the mid 70’s.

BY CANDICE DYER PHOTOS COURTESY THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM & GILBERT LEE I’m not a musician,” he says. “I can’t play, sing, or write songs. I was just a friend who got entwined and ended up on this ride, and I’m still on it because we were always more like

by Brad Evans As he sings in “Patches,” Clarence Carter was “born and raised down in Alabama on a farm way back up in the woods.” It was on January 14, 1936 to be exact, the day the world welcomed the infamous Dr. CC who’s been prescribing his loin-lingering music

I’m glad I’m the kind of guy who likes the Allman Brothers. I’ve been guilty at times of being tired of them.  I roll my eyes sometimes, when someone wants to tell me a story about tuning Duane’s guitar or something. I don’t necessarily want to sit in a smokey

The issue you are holding is number 300 for the 11th Hour.  I’m not really surprised that we made it this far, but I am really thankful.  There are a lot of small businesses, just like us, that have supported our paper over the years.  Ingleside Village Pizza, I will

There is something free spirited, yet mature and grounded, about Heidi Clinite. If you meet her as a musician, she seems intense, completely caught up in the vibrations of the strings from her viola. If you meet her as a painter, you know her style when you see it and

“Everyone knows I’m a huge Allman Brothers fanatic,” said Mason Aultman. His dad, Charles Aultman, was going to Mercer law school when he met the Allman Brothers. It was the world Aultman grew up in, though his roots begin in Byron, Georgia. Aultman’s family moved to Middle Georgia from Germany

By Brad Evans  On your album “I love Dixie blues” you covered several Emmett Miller songs, and dedicated the album to him. Were you aware that he was from Macon, and can you describe the influence his music has had on you, and American music in general? I did know

By Jessica Walden Born and raised in Macon, Randy Howard (not to be confused by the famous fiddle player of the same name) has gone from the house band of Whiskey River to being signed to Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records. For several decades, Howard has been a part of

By Chris Horne Comic actor Jack McBrayer is giving Macon a reason to tune in to NBC every week. You probably met him as Glenn, the quirky pit crewmember, in Talladega Nights or, for the night owls, you may recognize him from skits on Conan O’Brien. But now, you can