National Geographic : 2004 May
One morning at the B&B she manages, Delta Craft (left) noticed photographer Randy Olson eating breakfast by himself. Despite her curlers-and the risk of public exposure-she Joined him. Hospitality first, says Delta. Wearing finger armor and nail polish, Nat Handloser and his Christian metal band, Simeon, run their own risk. "Our message can get lost because of our dress," says Nat, "so we start our show with a prayer." Bands like Simeon get a warm welcome In Whltesburg, a regional mine for a mother lode of music.