Episode 2: Hungarian Blues

by Tanner Latham

Little G Weevil is a Hungarian-born Blues musician living in Kennesaw, Georgia. When he talks, you know he had to come from Budapest. But when he sings, it’s like he’s stepping right off of Beale Street in Memphis.

This is his story.

Little G Weevil's Old Kraftsman guitar. 

Little G Weevil's record The Teaser was chosen y Mojo magazine as one of the Top 10 Albums of 2012. 

Little G's forearm tattoo honors Sunnyland Slim, a Blues piano player in the 1940s and 50s. it's also his first son's middle name. 

Little G's forearm tattoo honors Sunnyland Slim, a Blues piano player in the 1940s and 50s. it's also his first son's middle name. 

Episode 1: What is Southern?

by Tanner Latham

I believe that okra symbolizes the ever-evolving definition of the South. It is Southern to the core, but as a non-native plant, okra had to become Southern. In my search for an answer to the question, "What is Southern?" I talk to my grandmother about her fried okra, the Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the former editor-in-chief of Southern Living magazine, and a Korean-born pop singer-turned-chef who fries okra in tempura batter at her Southern barbecue joint in Atlanta.

 

John Floyd, former Southern Living editor-in-chief

Velma Latham, maker of fine fried okra

Ma Ma's fried okra in the cast iron skillet

Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee, chefs and owners at Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta

Spicy Korean pork sandwich, black eyed pea salad, green tomato kimchi, and cucumber and radish salad  at Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta.

Sauces, Heirloom Market BBQ, Atlanta