America is a nation of Local Legends; those authentic, independent, one-of-a-kind people and places that make this country great. Host Bo Stevenson takes us on a journey throughout the United States to meet the local legends we don't already know. These people and places are a refreshing antidote to the culture of corporate celebrity. On season one, take a trip across the American South with Bo as he discovers the stories you haven't heard before. Tell Bo where to go next using #cheerwinelocallegends!
EPISODE 1: LITTLE TOWN, BIG SOUND
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is a small town with a rich history in American Music. Bo talks with Jimmy Johnson, lead guitarist of The Swampers, the legendary rhythm section that shaped the sound of Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger and many more. Grammy-award winner John Paul White and Ben Tanner, touring keyboardist for The Alabama Shakes take Bo on a tour of their independent record label and talk about the musicians who have paved the way for the new sound coming out of Muscle Shoals.
EPISODE 2: GENERATION BBQ
Hickory or charcoal? To sauce or not to sauce? Bo uncovers how legendary barbeque is cooked & the stories behind the generational, family-owned BBQ joints in Northport, AL., Nashville, TN. and Memphis, TN. Try not to lick the screen!
EPISODE 3: JUKE JOINTS & MUSIC HALLS
Did you know that there is a listening room atop a mountain in Birmingham, AL? Or that there's a backyard juke joint in a ravine in a run down rural Bessemer neighborhood? And in the shadow of the brand new steel and glass jungle of Nashville stands the stone stalwart, The Station Inn; it's the heart of the bluegrass music world.
EPISODE 4: NO LEFTOVERS
Every town has it's legendary, family-owned restaurants and now it's time to devour bright red ‘hotdogs with heritage’ at The Dew Drop Inn in Mobile, AL, and the plumpest shrimp you’ve ever seen with the "Seafood Don" of Pensacola, FL. Turns out, when the people who love what they do are making you food, there are no leftovers.
EPISODE 6: RAISE A GLASS, UNIQUELY!
Cheers to the brothel turned haunted dive bar, the karaoke bar in the Christmas-themed doublewide trailer run by a man named Santa, and the funky mansion in Memphis that always makes it a night to remember. Watering holes with a storied past need not change.
EPISODE 8: CAROLINA MUSIC MAVENS
A revered Carolina songwriter, the founder of an accomplished indie record label and an original front porch picker; these are the Tar Heel State's music makers who stick to their roots and play from their hearts.