Jonesborough is known for its incredible hospitality and dedication to providing service. This month, the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange celebrates the stories of people who work in support of all the wonderful restaurants, shops, and activities in the region.
From the town’s earliest beginnings, with David Deaderick’s store, providing everything from pantaloons to spectacles to razors, cloth, and other sundries, Jonesborough has always strived to provide for the needs and wants of the community. The Deaderick’s store in the early 1800’s, along with the Chester Inn, provided for the needs. Other places provided for the “wants”, like the Andrew Jackson Tavern, the saloon, Buddy Gresham’s Hotel and store (which during the 1930’s was the only place to purchase bubble gum), as well as Jarman’s Shoes and Dobyns-Taylor, up through today’s innovative and service-oriented people like Deb Kruse at the Corner Cup Coffee Shop.
Stories abound surrounding this region’s penchant for providing excellent care to locals, visitors, and guests. This month’s radio show on April 23 will bring to life the stories of the people who make our lives better- the stories of those who serve.
Joining the cast this month as musical guest will be regional favorite, Aaron Jaxon, playing his original contemporary music, which The Sound Asylum says, “transcends modern country and rock, finding themselves somewhere on a dirt road near Dylan poeticism, Levon Helm country, Lynyrd Skynyrd rock and small-town church gospel.”
The production will take place at 7 p.m. April 23, at the International Storytelling Center. For tickets, call 423-753-1010 or purchase online at: Jonesborough.com/tickets. The Yarn Exchange Radio Show is sponsored in part by The Tennessee Arts Commission and Ballad Health. For more information, contact Jules Corriere at 423-794-6320.