By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice It’s country porch music. Or maybe it’s make-strangers-feel-like-family music. When soul singer and guitarist Abraham Alexander strums serenading cords on his acoustic then adds bluesy vocals, it’s rather dreamy. “For me, it’s about emotion,” said Alexander, originally from Fort Worth, Texas. “Every note and lyric […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Beauty & Hair Magazine The black cowboy and cowgirl have made a hardline comeback in pop culture. And it’s about darn time. Contrary to popular belief, the black cowhand has been the backbone to the American West — the inspiration for Western shows, films and characters that […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice She sashays into the dirt-filled arena. Flanked by young, black cowboys Devinn Jordan, 26, and Mazi Willis, 24, atop stately steeds, veteran rapper and singer Khia Thug Misses hikes up the front of her black, ruffled Western dress. She gives a little leg. Props a hand […]
Picnicking in the park with family this summer is such a memorable moment to create. Raised on a farm, my parents, siblings and I would actually pack lunch and set up camp in an open, shady section of the hayfield. A priceless experience, indeed. Back then, we provided our own original forms of entertainment — live […]
Ray Charles had a deep-rooted connection to the South. Born in Georgia before moving to Florida with his family as a child, the late “Georgia on my Mind” singer’s soulful voice often serenades me during long creative writing days. A little forgotten farmland fact: As one of the founding fathers of soul music and a R&B legend, […]
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