Across the Blue Ridge #20 - New Directions in Old Time Music

Across the Blue Ridge #20 - New Directions in Old Time Music

4:00pm May 13, 2016
Ethan Jodziewicz (left) and Tatiana Hargreaves, two practitioners among a widening young generation of highly trained musicians delving into old time string music and singing traditions.
Scotty Leach

Old southern music is new and hot for an upcoming generation of highly trained string players and singers.  On this week’s Across the Blue Ridge, we hear some adventurous approaches to ancient West Virginia and Alabama tunes, as Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves dig into pieces including Piney Woods and Farewell Trion. Ethan talks with host Paul Brown about his approach to melody and rhythm on the bass fiddle as he and fiddler Tatiana weave the two instruments’ sounds together. We’ll also hear traditional renditions of the tunes they play, plus a great selection of music from artists including Flatt & Scruggs; Ginny Hawker; The Delmore Brothers; James Bryan; Tim Smith; Dock Boggs, and more.


Episode 20 Playlist

  1. I’ve Had A Big Time Today – Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    County Records 2002
     
  2. Ridin’ The L & N – Loafer’s Glory
    Loafer’s Glory
    Arhoolie 2012
     
  3. Carolina Hornpipe – Tim Smith
    Straight From The Heart
    Heritage Records 2008
     
  4. Silver Bell – Will Keys
    A Banjo Original
    County Records 1997
     
  5. The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee – Wade & Julia Mainer
    In The Land Of Melody
    June Appal 1992
     
  6. Don’t You See That Train – Delmore Brothers
    Brown’s Ferry Blues
    County Records 2010
     
  7. BREAK 1
    Shooting Creek – A. Robic & The Exertions
    Old Time Music Dance Party
    Flying Fish  1987
     
  8. Sugar Grove Blues – Burl Hammons
    The Hammons Family Disc 1
    Rounder Records 1998
     
  9. Piney Woods – Burl Hammons
    Field recording, recordist unknown
     
  10. Piney Woods – Ethan Jodziewicz  & Tatiana Hargreaves
    Ethan Jodziewicz  & Tatiana Hargreaves
    Independent release 2015
     
  11. Introduction – Ethan Jodziewicz  & Tatiana Hargreaves
    Ethan Jodziewicz  & Tatiana Hargreaves
    Independent release 2015
     
  12. Farewell to Trion – James Bryan
    Field Recording 1993
     
  13. Banjo Clog – Dock Boggs
    Dock Boggs Folkways Years Disc 1
    Smithsonian Folkways 1998
     
  14. BREAK 1
    Bill Brown – Greg & Jere Canote
    Sugarbaby
    Clone Tone 1997
     
  15. You Can Feel It In Your Soul – Flatt & Scruggs
    Flatt & Scruggs 1948-59 Vol. 3
    Bear Family 1991
     
  16. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor – Mississippi John Hurt
    Revisited
    Varese Sarabande 2006
     
  17. Praise His Holy Name – Algia Mae Hinton
    Blues, Folk Tunes & Gospel
    Hin-Tone 1996
     
  18. Climbing Up The Golden Stairs – Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
    Draw Closer
    Rounder Records 2004
     
  19. One Way Gal – Lightnin’ Wells
    Shake ‘Em On Down
    CD Baby 2008
     
  20. Paddy On The Turnpike – Joe Greene
    Joe Greene’s Fiddle Album
    County Records 2007