Southern Journal

Muscle Shoals Musician Johnny Wyker Dies in Decatur at 68

Southern Journal – By Glynn Wilson – The last time I saw Johnny Wyker it was 1986 and Eddie Hinton was still alive, living in an apartment above the Wyker family hardware store in Decatur, Alabama. At that time Wyker was living in a sailboat on the Tennessee River until a few days before I…

Southern Journal: Thanksgiving Dreams

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Southern Journal – By Glynn Wilson – It is turkey season in the South again, and I don’t just mean hunting season, which begins the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It is a time when the days grow short and cool and I have trouble staying awake after dinner. Going to bed early also means I sometimes…