Back in the 1960’s, “juke joints” were major hang outs for black performers. Chuck Berry made a song about these enclaves, where beer and chicken pies can be consumed “til” 6 am.

There is an up and coming town, “down the road a piece”, from Washington DC, it is called Columbia, Maryland.

There are no “juke joints” here. Restaurants, hotels, and a residential lifestyle that is the envy of many. In among those architectural admirations, is a barn; residents call it, THE OTHER BARN. Last Sunday the first floor was turned into a juke joint. No pot pies, no chicken, but light refreshments, cakeĀ  and pale wines.

Ever heard of KRISTINE KEY ? Her looks are deceiving, her voice, up the road apiece.

Published by Oswald Copeland

Born 1946, Georgetown Guyana, South America. Broadcast journalist since 1968. Been living in the United States, since 1974. Has done extensive work in sales and marketing, and likes to write about culture in and around Baltimore Md. His personal passion is healthy living: Creator and Executive Editor of THECULTUREPAGEDOTCOM.

3 thoughts on “DOWN THE ROAD A PIECE

  1. I was at this concert! Nice sample in the video of the evening. Enjoyed the soft melodic voice of Ms Keys.


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