Another of the great things about being involved with the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League is getting to meet and hear about cool people.
Take resident Ralph Berrier, Jr. He’s a reporter and writer for the Roanoke Times and a longtime resident of SW Virginia. He’s written a book; “If Trouble Don’t Kill Me”. It’s the story of his grandfather and great-uncle, twins Clayton and Saford Hall, who laid the seeds of country an bluegrass music in Southwest Virginia from the 1930’s forward.
Here’s a great video introduction to the book, created by another Raleigh Court resident, Tom Landon:
The book is also getting some strong press. Here’s a full write-up review in the Wall Street Journal:
Also, be sure to check out the November issue of the Civic League’s Court Reporter for an interview and discussion with Mr. Berrier.