‘Way out people, way out there.’ New book documents quirky Southern folk artists.

‘Walks to the Paradise Garden’ by Jonathan Williams, Roger Manley and Guy Mendes tells the stories of quirky Southern folk artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Book was written, photographed 20 years ago, but just found a publisher.
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‘Walks to the Paradise Garden’ by Jonathan Williams, Roger Manley and Guy Mendes tells the stories of quirky Southern folk artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Book was written, photographed 20 years ago, but just found a publisher.

Tom Eblen, the Lexington Herald-Leader’s metro/state columnist since 2008, writes opinion and feature columns. A seventh-generation Kentuckian, he was the Herald-Leader’s managing editor from 1998-2008. Eblen previously worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Associated Press. He is a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.

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