Howard signs to be put into folksy, bluegrass song

Mark Stevenson grew up in a small town in central Indiana. He knows the small-town type and appreciates the particular brand of strange that goes along with that.

So naturally he felt a connection to the work of noted Callaway County folk artist Jesse Howard. Stevenson, also an artist as well as a paper conservationist, came across one of Howard’s famous signs and was inspired.

Stevenson decided to build on Howard's work in his own way: Through song. The folk and bluegrass enthusiast is bringing songs inspired by Howard’s work, as well as some of his other tunes, to Arris’ Pizza in Fulton at 7 p.m. today. Admission is $10.

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