Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wheelin' Towards Willie - Part 5, Western Arkansas

Interviewing Mrs. Robbie, one of Billy Don Burns oldest friends from Mountain View, AR
Local town hall in Mountain View, AR where there will be quite the acoustic show this fall, more details soon.
Billy Don Burns on an old Triumph chopper
Buck Thrailkill at the Stone County Museum by the banjo was given to the museum. Note the arrowheads on the back wall which were given to the museum, found on the White River, by Billy Don Burns brother.
Music fills the air in these mountain towns, every thursday in Mountain View the Gospel Opry is the local gig.
Stone County Museum where they have an exhibit on Billy Don Burns and an amazing town hall
Gaylor Creek Church, way down deep on the hills and where Billy Don Burns fondly remembers old family stories.
Buck, Jake and JB on the steps of Gaylor Creek Church, which is now Shady Grove Missionary
While working on the Billy Don Burns documentary we knew that Gaylor Creek Church was calling out to us. The best thing we could do was to jump in the creek for a baptismal swim and fully take in the depth of ol' BD's great song and his hometown of Mountain View, Arkansas.