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Jonesborough, Tenn

Ties to the past

Courtesy of Jonesborough Area Merchants & Service Association

It may not come as a surprise that the oldest town in Tennessee would also be a hotbed for storytelling. Jonesborough’s National Storytelling Festival, an annual event that began with 60 attendees in 1973, now attracts more than 10,000 guests. more

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Connie Regan-Blake has been taking honest, hard-working folks for a ride for over four decades now. If her lips are moving, she’s spinning a yarn. more

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Donald Davis

Courtesy of International Storytelling Center

Sheila Kay Adams knows how to keep a crowd entertained whether she’s telling a tale, singing or strumming, but she claims a go-with-the-flow attitude when she hits the stage, saying she never knows exactly what she’s going to do before she does it. more

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Steady hands

Jo Harris photo

Tucked away in a backyard in the heart of Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, sits a timber-framed cabin.It is the workshop of talented artisan Curtis Buchanan, who has spent nearly three decades handcrafting Windsor chairs. more

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There’s scarcely a better time than the first weekend of October, when the “Once Upon a Times” fall like rain, the “Happily Ever Afters” follow suit, and the yarns, lies, and legends are all rippin’ good. more

Departments

  • Sitting Pretty

    Courtesy of Doug Thompson

    Sitting Pretty

    Left to right: a Contemporary Windsor, a continuous arm chair, and a Bird Cage Windsor created by Curtis Buchanan.

  • Windsor castle

    Jo Harris photo

    Windsor castle

    Curtis Buchanan’s workshop is tucked away in his Jonesborough, Tenn., backyard.

  • Tools of the trade

    Jo Harris photo

    Tools of the trade

    Clockwise top, left to right: adze, drawknife, plane, spoke shave, mallet, brace, froe, scorp (center).

  • Steady hands

    Jo Harris photo

    Steady hands

    Curtis Buchanan uses steady hands as he works on his unique, personal design—a contemporary Windsor.