Update: Yours For the Carters, Freeman Kitchens
Leo Fernandez + the Hot Tamales play at Freeman Kitchens Grocery, 1976; Jennifer Joy Jameson
Yours For the Carters: Vintage Sound Collections of Freeman Kitchens is set to open this Saturday at the Kentucky Library and Museum, on the grounds of Western Kentucky University. The exhibit’s curator, Jennifer Joy Jameson, just sent us this link to a local NPR report which airs today on WKYU–journalist and fellow folklorist Rachel Hopkin joins Jennifer for a visit with Freeman, and learns more about this man, his record collection, and his friendship with The Carter Family. It’s a wonderful 8 minute piece that will put a smile on your face and make you consider undertaking the drive to WKU for the opening and its subsequent field trip to Freeman’s store. Enjoy.
Diorama of Kitchens Grocery by Bruce Hargis; Jennifer Joy Jameson