Thomas Maupin – Buck Dancer

What defines the heritage of our state could be a building, a ballad or maybe a battlefield. Sometimes heritage is represented by a well-worn pair of dancing shoes. Tennessee Crossroads went to Murfreesboro, TN to meet the man who wears those shoes, Thomas Maupin, a world renown buck dancer and a true Tennessee treasure. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/few-words-and-mostly-footwork-tennessee-buck-dance-master-passes-style-apprentice#stream/0 What defines the heritage of our state? A building? A ballad? A battlefield? All of those and more. Sometimes heritage is represented by a well-worn pair of dancing shoes. Rob Wilds recently went to Murfreesboro to meet the man who wears those shoes, Thomas Maupin, a world renown buck dancer and a true Tennessee treasure.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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