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The town of Valdese lies among the hills that slope eastward from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It was settled in 1893 by a group of Waldensians from the Cottian Alps of Italy. This small farming community exhibits a unique music entrenched both in their religion and community life.
Mason details growing up in a conservative Baptist home and the effect the church had on his family and daily life. Growing up in Westminster, NC, he details his religious education and how his views on religion changed as he became a teenager and was “saved.” He details moving from blind faith to skepticism and doubt as he observed the religious individuals in his life and his experiences.