Across The Blue Ridge # 17 - The South Carolina Broadcasters

Across The Blue Ridge # 17 - The South Carolina Broadcasters

4:00pm Apr 23, 2016
The South Carolina Broadcasters (l-r David Sheppard, Andy Edmonds, Ivy Sheppard) in their Across the Blue Ridge live performance at Muddy Creek Music Hall in February of 2016.
Paul Brown

The first broadcast from an Across the Blue Ridge Muddy Creek Opry show features an exciting trio breathing new life into some great old songs and tunes – and creating new music as well.  The South Carolina Broadcasters – David Sheppard, Ivy Sheppard and Andy Edmonds – have a gritty, unmistakable sound they call “primitive bluegrass”.  Their influences include The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers of Tennessee (from whom Ivy learned “everything”, she says in our interview; North Carolina fiddle master Benton Flippen (a mentor to Andy); and other greats from Flatt & Scruggs to Mississippi John Hurt. Our segment was produced from a live performance at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem, NC.  Also on this week’s show: West Virginia master fiddler Bobby Taylor; banjo picker Mac Benford; Heather Berry and Tony Mabe; and The Piedmont Pals house band with host Paul Brown, Terri McMurray and Bob Carlin.

Episode 17 playlist

  1. On the Move – Jason Carter
    On the Move 1997
    Rounder Records
     
  2. Durang’s Hornpipe – Bobby Taylor
    Pickin’ in the Parlor
    Heritage Records 2012
     
  3. Dunbar – Bobby Taylor
    Pickin’ in the Parlor
    Heritage Records 2012
     
  4. Dunbar – Ed Haley
    Forked Deer
    Rounder Records 1997
     
  5. Rebel Raid – Mac Benford
    Half Past Four
    Yodel-Ay-Hee 2004
     
  6. None For Me But You – Heather Berry & Tony Mabe
    Before Bluegrass
    (Label unknown) 2008
     
  7. BREAK 1 New Five Cents – Paul Warren
    Album – America’s Greatest Breakdown Fiddle Player
    CMH Records 1957
     
  8. Old Virginia Reel – Piedmont Pals
    ATBR live recording
     
  9. Let Me Fall – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  10. Tell Me Truly Little Darling – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  11. Bright Crystal Sea – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  12. Silence Or Tears -- The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  13. Lost John – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    Tell Me Truly
    CD Baby 2015
     
  14. BREAK 2  Lost John – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    Album – Tell Me Truly
    CD Baby 2015
     
  15. Medley: Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow/Sally Johnson – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  16. Don’t Let Nobody Tell You There Ain’t No God – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    ATBR live recording
     
  17. Haystack Blues – The South Carolina Broadcasters
    Tell Me Truly
    CD Baby 2015