Nina Simone's Tryon, NC, Home Sold to Artists
In the 1930s and '40s, the community of Tryon, North Carolina supported local girl Eunice Waymon on her path to becoming a classical pianist. But she veered far from that trajectory, and eventually became an internationally-celebrated jazz and soul singer known as Nina Simone.
The three-room wooden house Simone was born and raised in was preserved by community members and recently purchased by four New York City-based artists.
Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with Blue Ridge Public Radio reporter Helen Chickering about the house and its future.