The Unpainted South

William Baldwin, Mindy Burgin, Rutledge Leland

This poet, Billy, who dreamed of being a country song writer, reads his poems while musicians, Mindy and Rut, sing and play music created for the poems.┬áMindy and Rut created music to Billy’s poems.

William Baldwin, Poet: Billy is a lifelong resident of the Carolina Lowcountry and award-winning novelist, poet, biographer and historian.

Mindy Burgin, Musician: Mindy is a nurse and musician from Georgetown, South Carolina, and founder and executive director of Kirabo Foundation, a non-profit empowering orphans in Uganda through education.

Rutledge Leland, Musician: Rut is a musician who plays an assortment of acoustic string instruments as he pursues his passionate interest in the Appalachian and Americana musical traditions.