Across the Blue Ridge #67 - Fiddler Buddy Pendleton, bluegrass classics, and some new recordings

Across the Blue Ridge #67 - Fiddler Buddy Pendleton, bluegrass classics, and some new recordings

5:17pm Apr 07, 2017
Buddy Pendleton of Patrick County, VA was one of the world’s great old time and bluegrass fiddle players. We offer some of his music and a remembrance of his life.
Michael Abraham

This week we profile Buddy Pendleton (1935-2017), a remarkably talented and fluid Patrick County, Virginia fiddle player whose repertoire spanned old time, bluegrass, folk, swing and jazz. Raised without benefit of a formal music teacher, he learned his first tunes from his uncle, Delmar Pendleton, and went on to become a master of the traditional fiddle.  Also on this week’s program, some classic bluegrass from another talented fiddler, Aubrey Haynie; selections from Josh Graves’ timeless Dobro album; a couple of songs from Larry Sparks’ latest compilation; and explorations from the core of old time music through new recordings by Rayna Gellert, Luke Richardson and Jody Kruskal, and others.

Episode 67 Playlist

  1.  April's Reel
    Aubrey Haynie
    The Bluegrass Fiddle Album
     
  2. Your Love Is Like A Flower
    Josh Graves
    Josh Graves
     
  3. He Took Your Place
    Josh Graves
    Josh Graves
     
  4. Lonesome And Blue
    Larry Sparks
    Lonesome And Blue: More Favorites
     
  5. Life Of Sorrow
    Larry Sparks
    Lonesome And Blue: More Favorites
     
  6. It's A Long, Long Road To Travel Alone
    Carter Family
    Clinch Mountain Treasures
     
  7. Break 1 - Just Joshin'
    Josh Graves
    Josh Graves
     
  8. Florida Blues
    Buddy Pendleton
    Buddy Pendleton: Delivers!
     
  9. Let Me Fall
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
     
  10. More Pretty Girls Than One
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
     
  11. Whistling Rufus
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
    Larry Richardson & The Blue Ridge Boys
     
  12. Buddy Pendleton feature
    The Crooked Road
    The Crooked Road
     
  13. Break 2 - Waiting For Sandy
    Jane Rothfield
    Out Of Thin Air
     
  14. Strike The Bells
    Rayna Gellert
    Workin's Too Hard
     
  15. Waiting For The Boatsman
    Luke Richardson & Jody Kruskal
    Waiting For The Boatsman
     
  16. Kansas City Reel
    Luke Richardson & Jody Kruskal
    Waiting For The Boatsman
     
  17. Gospel Ship
    Down Trodden String Band
    Don't Get Weary
     
  18. Water From The Stone
    Blue Highway 
    Original Traditional
     
  19. Road To Jenkins
    Joe Greene
    Joe Greene's Fiddle Album