It seems music is always playing – even if its just in the background. With this in mind, we asked this month’s writers, photographers, and story subjects to tell us what music filled the silence as they worked on the May 2012 issue.
We’ve assembled these songs into the music playlist below. So find a comfortable spot, kick back with this month’s Our State, and listen to the soundtrack for a richer experience.
These places are the stewards of some very special items: Doc Watson’s first recording, the desk Virginia Woolf used to redefine the novel, and Elisha Mitchell’s pocket watch are just some of the cherished pieces that teach us about our state’s history and the people who preserve it.