In Simpsonville, I met with Karen and James, some of my extended family. They treated me with tremendous kindness and welcoming. James gave me $100 for gas and Karen gave me a blanket for the cold road ahead. I met Judah, a kid with a lot of energy and a short attention span. He reminded me of me. He had a calculating brain and strong problem solving skills.
I had dinner with Jeff and Kristi, their son and daughter, and Karen and James, at Jeff and Kristi’s home. Dinner was delicious. Jeff had a home recording studio with a very cool instrument that I believe is called a vibraphone. I got to play a little house concert for them and they listened enthusiastically, especially to my newest intense and dark one, “Red Red Room”.
The next day James took me around Greeneville. It’s a beautiful town with a lot going on. It’s relatively hip, spacious, and growing. Greeneville would not be a bad place to live and evolve.
On to Charlotte.