By David Rogers. June 1, 2020. BLOWING ROCK, NC — Thanks largely to the initiative of Blowing Rock Market’s David Barker and Bless Your Heart’s Sherri Furman, and the production talents of by Landry Prichard of Mycelia Studios, Blowing Rock has a new celebration video: “Blowing Rock Strong.”
COVER IMAGE: A screen capture from the video, “Blowing Rock Strong”
Kudos to the organizers for their collaboration with many downtown businesses and capturing the “heart” of Blowing Rock and its surroundings. Barker explained to Blowing Rock News, “All of the filming was done when everything was still shut down. We just had this idea one day and walked up and down Main Street to talk with the business owners that we could find.”
The musicians in the video are locals Diana Wilcox as the lead vocalist, ably backed up on guitar and vocals by Gary Lane.
“Before the pandemic and lockdown,” Barker recalled, “Diana, Gary and a few others would gather at the store (Blowing Rock Market) at 10:00 am and jam until noon. The song they are singing on the video is a modified version of the old John Denver song, “It’s Good to be Back Home Again.
“We are not selling the music or anything,” added the Blowing Rock Market owner. “This is our business community getting together for a creative way to tell the seasonal residents and visitors to Blowing “Welcome Back!” and remind them that Blowing Rock really is a beautiful slice of Heaven.”
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