Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Cascade Johnny

Posted October 25, 2010 8:27 a.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2010 12:28 p.m. EDT

What is your favorite North Carolina waterfall? You have several hundred to choose from. Please discuss.

We have a real treat today - a special slideshow featuring the incredible waterfall images of Kevin Adams of High Point. Kevin is a legendary photographer who literally wrote the book on North Carolina waterfalls.

I first interviewed Kevin nearly a dozen years ago about the fourth printing of his book North Carolina Waterfalls - Where to Find Them - How to Photograph Them. Later I interviewed Kevin for his book on how to photograph mountain wildflowers. Today Kevin travels extensively and conducts photography workshops. He also has an interesting blog. Check out his web site at

I was thrilled when Kevin agreed to collaborate with me on this musical essay titled Cascade Johnny. The song honors my California friend John Gummoe who composed the song Rhythm of the Rain for a west coast group called The Cascades. John became my pen pal when I was a child and encouraged me to get into songwriting. We're still good friends today. The song is on my latest CD Simple Beauty.

I hope you like the Cascade Johnny production featuring Kevin Adams' splendid photographs and would love to hear your feedback.