More than 14 years after Nina Simone’s death, the Tryon native’s profile is higher than ever. Simone, shown in 1993, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2018 class.

April 06, 2018 10:41 AM Updated April 08, 2018 04:06 PM
TRYON -Humble beginnings don’t get much humbler than where Nina Simone grew up. It’s in east Tryon, a neighborhood of low rolling hills and hollers, where the homes look like they’re being swallowed by the landscape. The modest three-room structure is more cabin than house, a 660-square-foot structure that looks much the same as it must have when Simone was born here as Eunice Waymon in 1933. … READ MORE