My grandfather had a rich and violent past, and with his brothers formed the Bondurant Brothers, the infamous crew of moonshiners in Franklin County, Virginia, the “Moonshine Capital of the World.”
In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.
For the Sunday performance of our 19th fall symposium, SFA commissioned In These Fields: A Folk Opera by Sam Gleaves and Silas House. Watch it here.
Moonshine distilleries in East Tennessee are a bit of fun for tourists—and big business for the state.
The mood-altering substance Popcorn Sutton peddled was not so much ethanol as an ersatz nostalgia.