Jamming in the jail with @galenholland
We’ve been having a steady stream of our creative friends come and use the space recently.
It’s been awesome to hear such great music emitting out of the jail and to see the space used in such a positive way.
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It was such an honor to interview John Ledford and Randy Bradford in the jail today. John was the Sheriff of Madison County from 1998-2009 and Randy was his chief deputy during that time. They had LOTS OF STORIES ABOUT THE OLD JAIL. It was a truly fascinating day.
In this image John and Randy show Josh where inmates tried to escaped through the ceiling at one point. There is still a patch left over from their attempt.
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I’m moving most of my posts about the old Marshall Jail to our new feed @oldmarshalljail but I couldn’t resist this one of legendary Sheriff Jesse James Bailey busting up stills in from of the jail during his term as Sheriff of Madison County from 1920-22.
Photo is courtesy of the good folks at the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University.
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In the old kitchen.
📸 @robamberg
It’s been great to have Rob Amberg hanging around and making images of the jail. If your not familiar with Rob’s work… He is a Madison County legend in my book… And speaking of books he made an very special one called the Sodom Laurel Album, which is a must have for anyone interested in southern Appalachia and its people.
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Breaking into jail.
The two windows on the top right of our jail were blocked in. It certainly jade for a lot of interesting comments from the townsfolk to see me standing on the scaffolding with a sledge… Breaking into jail.
It’s back into the studio for me now, but so many of my thoughts are still directed at this place. The project continues to move forward.
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