On this episode, Erick speeds into Bristol to find out how this small town holds onto its Appalachian heritage. Though it is internationally known for its racing, Bristol’s rich music history goes back ages and reveals a rhythm that revolutionized the recording industry. From a museum that memorializes the music that put this city on the map, to a festival that brings bluegrass to big crowds, Erick quickly learns Bristol is all about authenticity.
Later, the crew ends up in stitches as Erick tries his hand at sewing some folk fashion at LC King, using methods from a century ago. And while Erick’s sewing can’t be salvaged, he fares much better on his expedition to save some Southern brook trout before heading home.
It’s an episode that sings the praises of a small town and charts a course to a community filled with pride.