Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is a dry-stone waller and folklorist based in Greenville, South Carolina.

She spent her twenties bouncing between the University of North Carolina and the Smithsonian, small farms and commercial kitchens, and hillsides and blacksmith shops in Wales before realizing that she wanted to work with both her hands and her intellect.

Today, in addition to running her own stone masonry business, she continues to pursue independent oral history and photography projects in the US and Wales.

She can often be found staring up at stars, stretched out on picnic blankets, scrambling across remote hilltops, or helming a sailing vessel.

Publications

Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

@samreadbookseller does Edisto Beach (and very well indeed). https://www.instagram.com/p/CkO7_IxOC_J/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

My new Walking Horse boyfriend, Shaker. He is four years old, tall, dark, and handsome. https://www.instagram.com/p/CjwFVhNLQ5y/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

Alice was just sort of *around* when I was in grad school. A regular presence at UNC and Duke and parties. I love seeing this article. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/13/arts/music/alice-gerrard-pioneering-women-of-bluegrass.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare

Current drive home from work. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjq7TUZrGv3/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

It’s officially Big Carhartt Jacket Season in the mountains. https://www.instagram.com/p/Cjn5l4hLI77/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

A classic Festival scene. @ Richmond Folk Festival https://www.instagram.com/p/CjhC7O6D87E/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

Do I have any friends who use Trusted Housesitters?

Wood stove alight, coffee, wool slippers, slightly delayed listening of @BBCRadio3 Early Music Show… misty walk across the mountain later. Perfect cozy October Sunday at home.

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It’s that time again: back to the hammers and chisels. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci_F4hsvykO/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

It took a minute, but we got there in the end. @ Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci-nhALrUyy/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

Letting parts of the property go wild much of the year has paid beautiful dividends. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci0A0bir3dx/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

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Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s 2022 Denim Ball in the books. I might be the youngest, poorest Trustee, but dang, we had a good time! @brpkwyfoundation @blueridgenps @ayse_e https://www.instagram.com/p/CioAHPGr2w7/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

And after the festival came the peppers. (And the denim ball… stay tuned.) https://www.instagram.com/p/CigQHyaLiEZ/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

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