071105sallywalker.jpg Starting a new series this week called "Faces of Floyd." The idea is to showcase some of the people and places that make the area so unique.

My regular morning stop during the week is Cafe del Sol, Frank and Sally Walker’s coffee shop in the Winter Sun building. Unlike too many urban-based coffee shops that serve acidic swill and call it java, the brew at Cafe del Sol is drinkable, even at a buck eighty-five for a large takeout cup.

On many mornings, I run late getting into the studio because someone I know strikes up a conversation. Sally (above) is also a blues singer whose band, Little Diva and the G-Strings, is popular with local audiences. You can watch one of her performances in this video.