Across the Blue Ridge #66- Blue Ridge Mountain Music, Piedmont Blues, and Swing

Across the Blue Ridge #66- Blue Ridge Mountain Music, Piedmont Blues, and Swing

4:13pm Mar 31, 2017
Richard Emmett directs programming at The Blue Ridge Music Center in Virginia. The Quebe Sisters of Texas present swing fiddle tunes and triple-harmony singing at the Blue Ridge Music Center this season.
Paul Brown (Richard Emmett) & Stewart Cohen (Quebe Sisters)

This week we hear some classic Blue Ridge mountain music, piedmont blues, and even some swing from the Quebe Sisters of Texas, who will perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center this season.  Plus, what’s it like to present southern roots music in its home territory these days?  Richard Emmett, who directs programming for the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in southwestern Virginia, joins host Paul Brown for a conversation about that.  They discuss how the scene has changed over the years, where it’s going, and the decisions Emmett makes to simultaneously keep BRMC programming connected to tradition and draw audience interested in some of the newer sounds in roots music.

Episode 66 Playlist

  1. Charmin' Betsy
    Lee Sexton
    Whoa Mule
     
  2. Big Eyed Rabbit
    Kyle Creed & Fred Cockerham
    Clawhammer Banjo Vol. 1
     
  3. Wagoner's Lad
    Sheila Kay Adams
    All The Other Fine Things
     
  4. Round My Back Door Selling Coal
    Etta Baker
    One-Dime Blues
     
  5. A Lot Of Them Blues
    John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
    Homemade
     
  6. Sitting On Top Of The World
    Nashville Bluegrass Band
    Twenty Year Blues
     
  7. Lost John
    Slate Mountain Ramblers
    Family Tradition
     
  8. Break 1 - John Hardy
    Glen Smith
    Clawhammer Banjo Vol. 3
     
  9. Liza Jane
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    It Ain't City Music
     
  10. Interview: Richard Emmett
    ATBR recording
     
  11. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
    Quebe Sisters
    Every Which-A-Way
     
  12. Don't You Let That Music Die
    Phil Wiggins & The Chesapeake Shieks
    No Fools No Fun
     
  13. Red Bird
    Clark Kessinger
    The Legend Of Clark Kessinger
     
  14. A Few Old Memories
    Hazel Dickens
    A Few Old Memories
     
  15. Like It Is
    Jerry Douglas
    Restless On The Farm
     
  16. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
    The Earls of Leicester
    The Earls Of Leicester
     
  17. John's Rag
    John Jackson
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down