Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Okeefenokee Joe


Can't have a blog about Georgia without featuring this man who has done so much to educate our youth (adults too) about wild life and the Okeefenokee Swamp. At one time he had a very promising career in the country music business under the name of Dick Flood. I don't know what happened but he ended up in Georgia entertaining us with his humor, knowledge, song writing and singing. Most every Georgia child knows what it means to be "Swamp Wise" thanks to his documentaries that are played on GPTV.
I saw him for the first time live at the Swamp Fest in Waycross, Ga last month. He can still sing and put on a good show!

10 comments:

Jan said...

These are great shots, Dot. He must be a wonderful man.

Malyss said...

Yes, he seems to be a nice guy! he makes me think of the recent movie with Jeff Bridges, Crazy heart..

judi said...

He's a Hero!

Snapper II said...

I have seen Okeefenokee Joe on Ga Public TV.
I think your blog "Signs of intrest is a fantastic idea.

Rose said...

Sounds like someone I would want to listen to...interesting post.

EG Wow said...

Anyone who can entertain while passing on an important message is worth encouraging! Sounds like he has found his purpose in life.

Kahshe Cottager said...

He certainly looks to be enjoying his work. How wonderful that he is using his talent to heighten awareness of your swamp environments.

Malyss said...

Sorry if I did not answer sooner, I was away; I was surprised to see that you and PAulie did not know about May, 8. It's the day of the end of the second World War. It's a very important day in Europe, and last year, your president, Mr Obama, came in Normandy to celebrate it with us; So many young Americans have died during that war; I thought that you were celebrating this day in USA too. That's why I did not explain more in the post, for us it's obvious.
Have a nice day!

Dick said...

Nice shots, unfortunately we can't hear the music, lol.
What does "give a snake a break" mean?

Tina Leigh said...

He is a pretty cool dude. I use to see him alot when we both lived in Odum (not together of course, lol).

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