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LISTEN: Pony Bradshaw, “Foxfire”

Jan 22, 2021

LISTEN: Pony Bradshaw,

Artist: Pony Bradshaw
Hometown: Chatsworth, Georgia (Murray County)
Song: “Foxfire”
Album: Calico Jim
Release Date: January 29, 2021
Label: Black Mountain Music

In Their Words: “‘Foxfire’ is the least personal song on the record, but maybe my favorite to play. It was inspired by a couple of Charles Joyner books I was reading at the time… Down by the Riverside: a South Carolina Slave Community and Shared Traditions: Southern History and Folk Culture. I’d recently written a song called ‘Old Dave Drake’ (not on this record) about the potter and slave from Edgefield, South Carolina, and was reading a lot of history, nonfiction, and folk culture studies. ‘Foxfire’ was born out of that time period. I don’t think it’s written enough about (in song form), but I also understand that it’s not my place to be an authority on the subject. I tend to write things I’m interested in as opposed to what might interest folks. Hopefully the two come together every now and then and we’re all satisfied, though.” — Pony Bradshaw

Photo credit: Bekah Jordan

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LISTEN: Pony Bradshaw,
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