Through this multilayered portrait of the American South, discover the soul and secrets of the region from folk artists, social justice reformers, jazz icons, renowned storytellers, pitmaster legends and more.
"You want to be that place where when you walk in the door it feels magical."
CHEF FRANK STITT
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
The top meat and threes in the South
Blues musicians of note
Intel from a legendary horse jockey
Notable terrain formations and where to find them
Scenic drives in every southeastern state
Illustrated map of Alabama folk art
An ode to the mint julep
Essays from Daniel Wallace and Nikole Hannah-Jones
An interview with a barbecue legend
Our essential list of southern books, films and music
IF YOU WANT TO GET TO THE HEART OF THE SOUTH, THE WILDSAM GUIDE IS THE ROAD MAP.
- TRACI K
CIVIL RIGHTS HERO
Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. He is also a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor and incarcerated. In 1995, he won a MacArthur Genius Grant. His book, Just Mercy, was one of Time’s “10 Best” in 2014.
Jamison Harper is a Birmingham, Alabama-based artist, working in charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor and digital media. His work has appeared in Good Grit Magazine and The Advent, and he does commissioned portraiture.
STORIES - AMERICAN SOUTH