Songs of the South
another chance to see comedian and panel-show regular Reginald D Hunter taking a journey through the southern states of America (he was born in Albany, Georgia) to trace the history of the region’s music, which is central to all American music. First, he’s in Tennessee and Kentucky, where he visits Dolly Parton theme park Dollywood, tries moonshine in Gatlinburg and finds out about bluegrass in Nashville and minstrel shows in Bardstown. Reg is a wonderful – and honest – guide who initially didn’t have high hopes for his visit to the racist South of his youth but on this trip, he concedes, ‘I’ve never been so happy to be wrong’.
Reginald meets the cast of The Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown
Hitting the road: Reginald D Hunter