The first time that I saw Lakota John play was at the Fall edition of Shakori Hills, a local music festival that’s held out in the middle of nowhere, North Carolina. He was on stage in a tent in the middle of the day, but a crowd had already gathered. When he started playing, I was knocked flat by the sounds coming out of his guitar and out of his mouth – the kid’s got talent, and I can see his passion for the music when he plays.
Corinne wrote a bit about the Locklears for our blog not too long ago – here’s a nice accompaniment, the final major piece from our collaboration with students from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. If you’re in Chapel Hill, make sure to go out to Southern Village tonight and catch the Locklears at Roots and Leaves!