Unvarnished old-time mountain fiddle and banjo tunes figure in this week's episode, from Surry County, North Carolina and the surrounding area, long a locus of banjo-fiddle duets and focused, energetic string band playing. That's just the beginning, as we also hear some fabulous classic bluegrass songs, with women in the lead. Part 3 of the show features the guitar in southern mountain music, as a blues, parlor and band instrument, solo and with song. It's a great and varied summer listening session this week!


  1. I Could Do You Some Good
    Balsam Range
    Mountain Home Music
  2. Cider Mill
    Rise And Bloom Again
  3. Lost Indian
    Kyle Creed
  4. Cluck Old Hen
    Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
    Best Fiddle & Banjo Duets
  5. Soldier's Joy
    Fred Cockerham & Kyle Creed
    Camp Creek Boys - Old Time String Band
  6. Lonesome Road Blues
    Camp Creek Boys
    Camp Creek Boys - Old Time String Band
  7. Duck's Eyeball
    Rafe Brady
    Cherokee Rose
  8. Break 1 - Buck Dance
    Elizabeth Cotten
    Shake Sugaree
    Smithsonian Folkways
  9. Rain On The Roof
    Dale Ann Bradley
    Old Southern Porches
  10. She Loved Sunflowers
    Becky Buller
    Crepe Paper Heart
    Dark Shadow
  11. My Native Home
    Kathy Kallick
    My Mother's Voice
    Copper Creek
  12. Maple On The Hill
    Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
    Sweet Memories Never Leave
  13. When It's Time For The Whippoorwill To Sing
    Julia & Wade Mainer
    In The Land Of Melody
    June Appal
  14. Cindy In The Meadows
    Eva Davis & Samantha Bumgarner
    Country: The American Tradition
  15. Roving Cowboy
    Texas Gladden
    The Alan Lomax Collection: Portraits
  16. Break 2 - Benfield Hoedown
    Neriah Benfield
    Masters of Old-Time Country Autoharp
    Smithsonian Folkways
  17. Slow Drag
    Turner Foddrell
    A Century Of Heritage Guitar Music
    The Crooked Road
  18. Raggin' The Wires
    E. C. Ball
    E.C. Ball With Orna Ball
  19. Carolina Breakdown
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
  20. Amos Johnson Rag
    McGee Brothers
    Live 1955-67 - Outstanding In Their Field
    Spring Fed
  21. Train Done Left Me
    Clarence Ashley
    Greenback Dollar
  22. Fox Chase
    Elizabeth Cotten
    Shake Sugaree
    Smithsonian Folkways

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