If you're an artist, it's often not what medium you use or how good you are that garners attention. Sometimes it's what you make with your talent-the subject matter. Case in point the Kentucky wood turner Al Voecks met recently. He makes much of the traditional pieces, but you gotta tip your hat to his main attraction.
Like Joe Elmore, Al Voecks has been a part of Tennessee Crossroadssince the show’s beginnings in 1987. A 40-year veteran in broadcasting, Al Voecks came to Nashville in 1963 and worked as a television news anchor, news director and sports and weather presenter for the local NBC affiliate. He has also been associated with WSM Radio and was most recently a news commentator on WSIX FM in Nashville. Voecks' numerous awards include being named Broadcaster of the Year by the Associated Press in Tennessee.