A field guide to Alabama: Music sites, civil rights landmarks, barbecue joints, waterways to fish or float, and a quest to find the state's creative expression through folk art.
Inside Wildsam Alabama, you'll find songs and stories from inside renowned recording studios; a road trip to plate lunch restaurants that tell a city’s story, civil rights landmarks, natural wonders and enclaves of creativity; Alabama playlists with listening notes; interviews with a Grammy-winning songwriter, top chefs, a NASA specialist, a civil rights advocate, a Pulitzer-winning journalist and a legendary studio bassist; delightful miscellany from the archives; selective recommendations for finds in the region and trusted travel essentials.
“The green highway sign says ‘Welcome to Alabama the Beautiful.’ It’s a simple slogan, one any state could use. But if you travel southward toward the red-clay country beyond, Alabama makes good on that claim in unexpected ways. ”
Editor Jennifer Justus
Illustrations Studio Carnley
Contributing WritersHannah Hayes, Adam Morrow, Blake Ells, Aaron Sanders Head
Featuring Jason Isbell, Cynthia Tucker, Patterson Hood, Ashley M. Jones and more
Designer Alan Kahler