Watauga Wind


Watauga Wind • Music & photo essay inspired by wintry wind of Watauga County near the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Celtic fusion musician Bill Leslie composed the tune and Eric Heistand of Boone took the photographs. "Watauga Wind" is on Bill Leslie’s "Simple Beauty" cd which soared to number one on the world music charts in 2010.

Bill Leslie, Today, I play with a wonderful band called Lorica. The members are violinist Sherry Lattin, flutist Linda Metz, pianist Marty Long and percussionist Stephen Levitin. As most of you know I am the morning and noon co-anchor of WRAL News in Raleigh.  
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Today, I play with a wonderful band called Lorica. The members are violinist Sherry Lattin, flutist Linda Metz, pianist Marty Long and percussionist Stephen Levitin. As most of you know I am the morning and noon co-anchor of WRAL News in Raleigh. My songwriting began in the stairwell of my Morganton home in the 7th grade with a cheap Sears guitar laden with brutal steel strings which made my fingertips ache. I can still hear the semi-sweet sounds of reverberation as I plunked the same three chords over and over until a melody emerged. My interest in music actually began a few years earlier with a tap on the shoulder at church. "Young man, you have such a nice voice. Why don’t you sing in the choir?" No one could shut me up after that. I was on my way in music… More

Eric Heistand,  For me, it's not just about capturing the places, but rather the human story that interacts with that landscape. I want my images to hint at the bigger storyline that is unfolding just beyond the frame.
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Ansel Adams said it well: "Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter." For me, it’s not just about capturing the places, but rather the human story that interacts with that landscape. I want my images to hint at the bigger storyline that is unfolding just beyond the frame. I grew up in rural Ohio, and discovered the mountains thanks to a 300ft ski hill called Mad River Mountain. My dad somehow decided that skiing was the perfect Ohio sport, so in the third grade, I burned holes in my fake leather ski gloves while mastering the rope tow. That old rope tow and the icy slopes of Mad River Mountain created a wanderlust in me that has caused me to take up residence in Colorado, Eastern Europe and Russia, and now the mountains of North Carolina… More

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