Front Porch: Sonic South

Dinner in the motel room with Maggie Lee Sayre, Danville, Kentucky, 1995. Photograph by Tom Rankin.

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Front Porch: Sonic South

by Tom Rankin
Southern Cultures, Vol. 27, No. 4: Sonic South

“So much of what is calling to us in the South remains yet unheard.”

Southern Cultures issue on the Sonic South is especially welcome in this moment, so necessary as we continue to listen for what is hidden within the culture and history of the region. And while we listen for these rhythms, the muffled and shuttered sounds that deserve amplification, we also strive to locate the silences. Sonic boom–level thanks go to Regina N. Bradley for her amazing vision and for gathering this medley of contributors on essential ideas of the American South.