Across the Blue Ridge #150 - Classic Songs and Tunes, New Recordings

Across the Blue Ridge #150 - Classic Songs and Tunes, New Recordings

4:00pm Nov 02, 2018
Music with West Virginia connections features in this week’s show – from antique fiddle tunes to duet singing to a new flatpicking guitar album from Robin Kessinger and Tyler Grant.
Paul Brown

This week’s show ranges across the southern mountains with some truly wonderful fiddle tunes and songs.  We start with the late North Carolina fiddler Jim Shumate, the first fiddler with Flatt & Scruggs – a consummate artist who fairly quickly decided he’d rather be at home with his family than out on the road.  But his recordings really set much of the template for bluegrass fiddling.  We hear songs and tunes of one of his predecessors in country fiddle entertainment, Arthur Smith … and then songs and tunes from West Virginia, where music traditions continue in strength.  We check out a new duo guitar album from West Virginia native Robin Kessinger and Tyler Grant, and hear the respected fiddler Bobby Taylor and one of his heroes the late Edden Hammons.  This is a great hour of listening, filled with connections across geography and time.

Playlist

  1. Blackberry Blossom
    Jim Shumate
    Collection Vol. 2
    Heritage
     
  2. Should I Wander Back Tonight
    Jim Shumate
    Collection Vol. 2
    Heritage
     
  3. Going To Town
    Jim Shumate
    Collection Vol. 2
    Heritage
     
  4. Indian Creek
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith &  His Dixieliners
    County
     
  5. I'm Bound To Ride
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith &  His Dixieliners
    County
     
  6. Take Me Back To Tennessee
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith &  His Dixieliners
    County
     
  7. Whing Ding
    Jim Shumate
    Collection Vol. 2
    Heritage
     
  8. Break 1 - Soldier's Joy
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band
    County
     
  9. Blow Your Whistle Freight Train
    Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller
    Bucking Mule
    Jesse Milnes
     
  10. Bucking Mule
    Jesse Milnes
    Bucking Mule
    Jesse Milnes
     
  11. Echoes From The Burning Bush
    Val Mindel & Emily Miller
    In The Valley
    Yodel-Ay-Hee
     
  12. Lover's Return
    Val Mindel & Emily Miller
    In The Valley
    Yodel-Ay-Hee
     
  13. Far Beyond The Blue Skies
    Dykes Magic City Trio
    Dykes "Magic City" Trio
    Old Homestead
     
  14. Hook & Line
    Dykes Magic City Trio
    Dykes "Magic City" Trio
    Old Homestead
     
  15. Break 2 - Sweet Ellen
    Canote Brothers
    Sugarbaby: Fiddletune Favorites
    Clone Tone
     
  16. My Blue Ridge Mountain Home
    Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger
    Kanawha County Flatpicking
    Grant Central Records
     
  17. No Hard Times
    Tyler Grant & Robin Kessinger
    Kanawha County Flatpicking
    Grant Central Records
     
  18. Washington's March
    Bobby Taylor
    Kanawha Tradition: From The Country
    Buffalo Skinner
     
  19. Let's Hunt The Horses
    Edden Hammons
    The Edden Hammons Collection V.2
    West Virginia Univeristy Press