Across the Blue Ridge #126 - Mountains of Music Homecoming

Across the Blue Ridge #126 - Mountains of Music Homecoming

4:00pm May 18, 2018
Jimmy Duck Holmes is the special guest artist at this year’s Mountains of Music Homecoming in southwest Virginia. He continues the traditional acoustic blues guitar style of Bentonia, Mississippi.
Courtesy The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail

The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, presents its fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming June 8-16.  It’s a movable feast of music and food, with more than two dozen venues scattered across southwest Virginia.  On this Across the Blue Ridge episode, we hear from some of the artists who will perform at this year’s Homecoming, We also talk with Crooked Road director Jack Hinshelwood about the theme of this year’s festival, its special guest artist – Delta blues performer Jimmy Duck Holmes – and why the Homecoming brings in guest artists from outside the Blue Ridge area. We also get a preview of a pair of special concerts this year, featuring winners of the Best Overall Performer prize at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia.  The show starts with a great fiddler, the late Benny Jarrell, and concludes with country music from Dolly Parton and a song from Americana band Mipso.  Something for everyone! 

Playlist

  1. Lady of the Lake
    Benny Jarrell
    Lady of the Lake
    Heritage
     
  2. The Fiddle Man's Delight
    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
    The Story We Tell
    Rebel
     
  3. Storms On The Ocean
    New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters
    Bogtrotter Blues
    NBBB
     
  4. Bury Me Beneath The Willow
    George Pegram
    George Pegram
    Rounder
     
  5. He Said If I Be Lifted Up
    The Rosin Sisters
    It's All Your Fault
    Rosin Sisters
     
  6. Raindrop Waltz
    The Price Sisters
    A Heart Never Knows
    Rebel
     
  7. Lee Boy Blues
    Lee Sexton
    Whoa Mule
    June Appal
     
  8. Break 1 - Speed Of The Plow
    Matt Brown & Greg Reisch
    Speed Of The Plow
    Matt Brown & Greg Reisch
     
  9. Calico
    Erynn Marshall
    Calico
    Merriweather Records Ltd.
     
  10. The Wolf Is At The Door
    Junior Sisk
    Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge
    Rebel 
     
  11. Poor Sinner Fare Ye Well
    Martha Spencer
     
  12. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
     
  13. Slow Down
    Jimmy Duck Holmes
    It Is What It Is
    Jimmy Duck Holmes
     
  14. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
     
  15. Lonesome Pine
    Blue Highway
    Lonesome Pine
    Rebel
     
  16. Break 2 - The Turkey Derby
    Jesse McReynolds
    Crooked Road
     
  17. Honeysuckle Rag
    James Lindsey & The Mountain Ramblers
    Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
    Folkways
     
  18. Interview: Jack Hinshelwood
    Jack Hinshelwood
     
  19. Turkey In The Straw
    Larry Richardson
    Galax Old Fiddlers Convention
    Folkways
     
  20. Wilma Walker
    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
    In Session
    Mountain Home
     
  21. Tomorrow Is Forever
    Dolly Parton
    Pure & Simple
    Dolly Records/SONY
     
  22. Train Down The Line
    Mipso
    Coming Down The Mountain
    Mipso LLC