I live fairly close to Macon, GA, former headquarters and home to the Allman Brothers so there's a ton of connections to them around including The Big House and the home where Greg lived with Cher. There's a lot of people there with stories who knew them. Many other great musicians came around as well. The lady I met owns a studio, and her and her husband have walls of photos of soo many greats. I missed my chance last year to see Bob Dylan in concert, and have been bummed about it ever since. Tickets sold out so fast. I love all kinds of music, and there's no shortage of it around here.
Your hiking photos are gorgeous! I would rather go hiking than anything else, it's my favorite way to spend free time.
Oh yeah Macon GA is fertile ground for some great music. I've spent a lot of time in Nola - lotta good music coming out of that place too.
Don't be upset about missing Dylan. Last time I saw him (maybe 3 summers ago) it was evident he should have retired. The performance was so awful it was depressing - his voice was done.
People were walking out saying they didn't want their last memories of Dylan to be so bad. We left early too.
OTOH Paul Simon (same age) is timeless and still going strong. I saw what was supposed to be his final show before retiring. No one had a problem with the tornado warnings, drenching rain and lightning bolts. The band never stopped playing - Simon lit the place on fire
I see a lot of music - worldwide festivalist - that Simon showdown stands out as one memorable experience!