Across the Blue Ridge #62- Jeff Little Trio & Piano in Southern Roots Music

Across the Blue Ridge #62- Jeff Little Trio & Piano in Southern Roots Music

4:00pm Mar 03, 2017
The Jeff Little Trio (L-R Jeff Little, Josh Scott, Steve Lewis) brings piano into a new generation of southern roots music, performing a range of old-time music, bluegrass, blues, jazz, swing and more.
Paul Brown

Southern roots music is much more than today’s typical bluegrass combination of banjo, fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin. Piano is among the many instruments represented in the evolution of the region’s music. On this week’s show, host Paul Brown shares some historic recordings of string bands with piano. We hear Clarice Shelor of southwest Virginia with her family at the 1927 Bristol recording sessions in Tennessee – sessions that helped create and boost a market for mountain music 78RPM records.  Also represented, modern string bands including the Shady Mountain Ramblers with pianist Gary Patton. Our featured performers are Jeff Little, Josh Scott and Steve Lewis – the Jeff Little Trio, which is taking keyboard music into an exciting new era while keeping tradition in the mix.

Episode 62 Playlist

  1. I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
    Shady Mountain Ramblers
    All Smiles Tonite
     
  2. I'll Love You Till The End Of The World
    Shady Mountain Ramblers
    All Smiles Tonite
     
  3. Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand
    Haywood Blevins
    Haywood Blevins
     
  4. Susanna Gal
    Clarice Shelor & Family
    The Shelor-Blackard Family
     
  5. Billy Grimes The Rover
    Shelor Family
    The Bristol Sessions
     
  6. Sally Ann Johnson
    Alan Jabbour, Tommy Thompson, Sandy Bradley
    Sandy's Fancy
     
  7. Hickman Rag
    The Hillbillies
    Hillbillies 1925-1926 Vol.1
     
  8. Break 1 - Cincinnati Rag
    Jeff Little Trio
    Made In The Blueridge
     
  9. Minor Swing
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  10. Sittin' On Top Of The World
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  11. Orange Blossom Special
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  12. Grassy Creek
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  13. Break 2 - Tennessee Waltz
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  14. Sweet Georgia Brown
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  15. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording
     
  16. Head Over Heels In Love With You
    Jeff Little Trio
    ATBR field recording