From the age of eight, Randy Fulk worked with his family on the tobacco farm where he grew up. During harvest celebrations and on Saturday nights he played guitar and accompanied his Aunt Bessie on banjo and Uncle Joe on fiddle playing old time ballads.
Thousands of people are visiting Winston-Salem this week for the 15th annual River Run International Film Festival. More than 140 films, from 35 different countries are being shown at several venues throughout the city through April 21.
One of the films featured at the event is a documentary called Smiling through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the Sixties. Wake Forest University alumnus Tom Hayes produced and directed the film. WFDD’s Keri Brown talked with Hayes by phone from his home in New York City.