Across the Blue Ridge #114 - Algia Mae Hinton Remembered, and The Joy of Fiddlers’ Conventions

Across the Blue Ridge #114 - Algia Mae Hinton Remembered, and The Joy of Fiddlers’ Conventions

6:03pm Feb 23, 2018
Algia Mae Hinton, North Carolina blueswoman, dancer and songster, lived a dramatic and often difficult life. Her hardships and joys shone intensely through her music. We take stock of her life in this Across the Blue Ridge episode.
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A great variety show this week, starting off with some powerful songs and tunes from the old-time and bluegrass evolution. Then we have an appreciation of the late Algia Mae Hinton, one of the last true old-time North Carolina blueswomen, songsters, and dancers. We dug into the Across the Blue Ridge archives and found an Algia Mae concert recording from 1999 that was never broadcast because soon after the concert, ATBR  host Paul Brown left for NPR in Washington, and our show went off the air for seventeen years. You’ll love hearing Algia Mae Hinton at her best. Finally, our intern, Shohei Tsutsumi, heads to the Appalachian State University fiddlers’ convention, one of the first of the season each year. We hear some music, an interview, and a little of the history of fiddlers’ conventions in the south as part of our Blue Ridge Music Trails series. 

Playlist

  1. Cluck Old Hen
    John Ashby & The Free State Ramblers
    John Ashby
     
  2. Irons Massacre
    Garry Harrison
    Red Prairie Dawn
     
  3. Do Round Miss Lindy
    Peter Honig & David Howard
    We's Too Little
     
  4. Live Forever
    Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
    The Golden West
     
  5. Honey Lou
    Evie Ladin Band
    Jump The Fire
     
  6. Payday At Coal Creek
    Elizabeth LaPrelle
    Lizard In The Spring
     
  7. Break 1 - Henry Reed Breakdown
    Steve Kruger Band
    ATBR field recording
     
  8. Snap Your Fingers
    Algia Mae Hinton
    Honey Babe
     
  9. Goin' Down That Road
    Algia Mae Hinton
    ATBR field recording
     
  10. Buck Dance - Play For Myself
    Algia Mae Hinton
    ATBR field recording
     
  11. Dance with Clapping
    Algia Mae Hinton
    ATBR field recording
     
  12. I Don't See Why This Man Won't Call For Me
    Algia Mae Hinton
    ATBR field recording
     
  13. I Want Jesus To Walk With Me
    Algia Mae Hinton
    ATBR field recording
     
  14. You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
    Algia Mae Hinton
    Honey Babe
     
  15. Break 2 - Old Time Buck Dance
    Algia Mae Hinton
    Honey Babe
     
  16. Grey Eagle
    Steve Kruger Band
    ATBR field recording
     
  17. Interview - William Ritter
    William Ritter
    ATBR field recording
     
  18. Boatin' Up Sandy
    The Hill Billies
    Volume 2
     
  19. Walking In The Parlor
    Norman Edmonds & The Old Timers
    Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention
     
  20. Walkin In My Sleep
    Fraley Family Band
    Fiddler's Grove Vol. 14 1983
     
  21. Sally Ann
    Benton Flippen & The Smokey Valley Boys
    Fiddler's Grove Vol. 14 1983