Over the years, I've had the occasion to drive through Aynor once or twice a week. A while back I stopped in at the Hardee's there for coffee. I was pleasantly surprised at the music being performed there.
At first I thought it was a bit corny but subsequent stops convinced me that this was the real thing. I now make it a point that if I pass through Aynor on a Friday morning, between 8:30 and 10:30, I enjoy a wonderful display of local music. At any given day, local people on guitar, harmonica and banjo will perform there..free.
Sometimes people get up to sing with them. They are a wonderful group of local people doing what they and many others like to do: playing and listening to folk-type music. If you have never had a cup of coffee and a biscuit, and sat and listened to these folks perform, I would highly endorse it.
I believe this is what rural America is and should be. Make it a point sometime to stop in and listen. The experience is certainly worth your while.
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