Workshop Report: An Interview with Spooney Kenter of Spooney’s Bar-B-Que

When I was coming up in [Baptist Town], every house you passed, you’d smell some kind of food coming out of there…They believed in feeding you. ~Leroy “Spooney” Kenter, Jr.

Recently, we re-introduced you to The Most Interesting Man in Greenwood. Most of you already know him as Spooney Kenter, The Rib Doctor.

Last week, our oral history workshop group paid a visit to Spooney, and a group of 3 students conducted the interview featured above. Spooney talks about barbecue, the Baptist Town neighborhood, and what the future holds for his brand of ‘cue.

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Spooney is a great host. Photograph by Hannah Threadgill.

Spooney also put on a serious spread for us that included smoked chicken and butter-boiled corn.

Thanks to Fieldwork Group #3 for their fine work: Kari Mugo (interview), Hannah Threadgill (photographs), Joel Zapata (transcript). Not only did they conduct the interview, but they processed their work to create the media feature above.

Go here for more information on our annual oral history workshop.