Across the Blue Ridge #101 - Richie and Rosie, Musicians of Multiple Traditions

Across the Blue Ridge #101 - Richie and Rosie, Musicians of Multiple Traditions

4:00pm Nov 24, 2017
Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton are two outstanding musicians from outside the South whose music is infused with influences from the southern mountains. On this episode of Across the Blue Ridge, they discuss how their many intersections with people and music of the Blue Ridge region have affected their musical evolution.
Paul Brown

This week we feature Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton, a musical duo bringing to bear northern, southern, classical, old time, rock and other traditions on their tightly woven duet songs and tunes. Their new album, Nowhere in Time, showcases their careful listening to southern mountain old timers including George Pegram and the Carter Family, and their expansive creativity in song and on banjo, fiddle and guitar. The die was cast for Richie when as an eleven year old, he stumbled upon Pegram, a celebrated North Carolina banjo player and singer, at a fiddlers’ convention in Union Grove, NC in 1971. Rosie grew up in a family that embraced folk, traditional, and classical music, and she feels she’s benefitted from the training her mother, the respected cellist Abby Newton, encouraged. We hear Richie and Rosie’s stories, their latest music, and the music of those who influenced them. Also on the show this week, some great fiddle tunes of years past, and new songs from The Sweetback Sisters, Billy Strings and more.

Playlist

  1. Warren's Reel
    Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman
    Purely Instrumental
     
  2. Stoney Fork
    Paul Warren
    America's Greatest Breakdown Fiddler
     
  3. All Of Tomorrow
    Billy Strings
    Turmoil & Tinfoil
     
  4. That's All It Took
    The Sweetback Sisters
    King Of Killing Time
     
  5. If I Could Make You My Own
    Dori Freeman
    Letters Never Read
     
  6. Come All You Lonesome Ramblers
    Hannah Shirah Naiman
    Know The Mountain
     
  7. Break 1 - Spanish Fandango
    Scott Perry
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music Vol. 2
     
  8. Nitches Over The Hill
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  9. Nitches Over The Hill
    Wade Ward
    High Atmosphere
     
  10. Cat In The Ivy
    Strictly Strings
    High On A Mountain
     
  11. Dance All Night
    Highwoods Stringband
    Feed Your Babies Onions
     
  12. Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand
    The Skillet Lickers
    Volume 1 (1926-27)
     
  13. Cluck Old Hen
    The Horse Flies
    Until The Ocean
     
  14. Cold Mountain
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  15. Wildwood Flower
    George Pegram
    George Pegram
     
  16. Bury Me 'Neath The Willow
    George Pegram
    George Pegram
     
  17. Blackberry Blossom
    Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    Southern Ramble
     
  18. Farewell To Trion
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  19. Break 2 - Pateroller'll Catch You
    Gribble, Lusk & York
    Altamont
     
  20. It's Me Again Lord
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  21. Before The Storm
    Liz Carroll & John Doyle
    Double Play
     
  22. Pateroller Tune
    Molsky's Mountain Drifters
    Molsky's Mountain Drifters
     
  23. 69 Pleasant Street
    The Mammals
    Evolver
     
  24. Glory in The Meeting House
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  25. Honey Bee
    Richie & Rosie
    Nowhere In Time
     
  26. Anchored In Love
    The Carter Family
    Anchored In Love