Across the Blue Ridge #103 - The Onlies, Traditionalist Interpreters and Explorers

Across the Blue Ridge #103 - The Onlies, Traditionalist Interpreters and Explorers

4:00pm Dec 08, 2017
The Onlies (L-R Leo Shannon, Vivian Leva, Sami Braman, Riley Calcagno) bring great skill, creativity, and a deep love of tradition to their interpretation of traditional music and their own new songs and tunes. Their May, 2017 concert at Muddy Creek Music Hall is featured on this Across the Blue Ridge episode.
Paul Brown

A new generation of highly skilled performers is putting new life into roots music. These artists are bringing traditional repertoire and their own new songs and tunes to audiences hungry for the sound of acoustic instruments, classic harmonies, and strong, bold melodies. Among the best are The Onlies and Vivian Leva.  We feature their May, 2017 Muddy Creek Music Hall show on this ATBR episode.  You’ll hear a wonderful combination of old ballads and mining songs, fiddle tunes, country music and new compositions interpreting all of these forms.  The Onlies are three only children who grew up as friends in Seattle, making music together since their earliest days. Vivian Leva, who grew up in Virginia in a deeply musical family, joins them with her compelling singing guitar work, and sensitive songwriter’s touch.  We hear the stories of their individual evolutions as musicians.  Also on the show, some context for their music: the first segment is a powerhouse of traditional bluegrass, old time, blues, country and gospel from the mountain south and beyond.

Playlist

  1. Out On The Ocean
    Red Allen
    Keep On Going
     
  2. Corinna, Corinna
    Tom Ashley
    Greenback Dollar
     
  3. Beulah Land
    Bessie Jones & Georgia Sea Island Singers
    Southern Journey Vol. 1
     
  4. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    Almeda Riddle
    Southern Journey Vol. 1
     
  5. Six More Miles To The Graveyard
    Hank Williams
    Six More Miles To The Graveyard
     
  6. Knoxville Rag
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
     
  7. Break 1 - Honeysuckle
    Robert Sykes & The Surry County Boys
    Black Eyed Susan
     
  8. Duck River
    Mike Bryant & Friends
    Field recording
     
  9. Going Across the Sea
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  10. Cold Mountains
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  11. Molly In The Window/Cups & Mugs
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  12. Why Don't You Introduce Me As Your Darlin'?
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  13. Interview: Viv Leva
     
  14. Going Up To Hamburg
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  15. Break 2 - Chips & Sauce
    The Onlies
    Long Before Light
     
  16. Hard Times
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  17. Interview: Leo Shannon
     
  18. Last Of My Kind
    The Onlies
    Field recording
     
  19. Interview: Riley Calcagno
     
  20. Interview: Sami Braman
     
  21. Pinnacle Mountain Silver Mine
    The Onlies
    Field recording