Across the Blue Ridge #29 - Youngsters tearing up the old time and bluegrass world

Across the Blue Ridge #29 - Youngsters tearing up the old time and bluegrass world

3:00pm Jul 15, 2016
(L-R) Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker and Kyser George are three powerful players out of an exciting new generation of old time and bluegrass musicians bringing enthusiasm, training and great chops to the field.
Paul Brown

Coast to coast and around the world, there’s a new crop of musicians storming the roots music world with loads of enthusiasm, great skills, and the sort of down home informality and humility that make for excellent playing and fine entertainment.  This week on Across the Blue Ridge, we visit with three of them in performance at Muddy Creek Music Hall.  Fiddler Kitty Amaral of Elk Creek, VA is 13.  Her pals,  guitarist Presley Barker and bass player Kyser George, both from nearby North Carolina, are 11.  They’ve been catching the attention of established musicians and audiences alike at fiddlers’ conventions, festivals and on radio and TV.  We hear their music and their stories, plus music from their mentors. Host Paul Brown also guides us through some other old time and bluegrass gems from the Carter Family, Scott Prouty and John Gallagher, and a new  bluegrass band called High Fidelity.

Episode 29 Playlist

  1. Bitter Creek – Art Stamper
    The Lost Fiddler
    County 1994
     
  2. Anchored In Love – The Carter Family
    Anchored In Love
    Rounder 1994
     
  3. I’ll Stay Around – JD Crowe
    Blackjack
    Rebel 1971
     
  4. Beaver Cap – The Double Decker String Band
    The Rest Is Yet To Come
    5-String 2006
     
  5. Roving Piper – Scott Prouty & John Gallagher
    No Corn On Tygart
    Independent Release 2012
     
  6. Little Maggie – Mac & Jenny Traynham, Shay Garriock
    Turkey In The Mountain
    Southern Mountain Melodies 2009
     
  7. Half Shaved – Wade Ward
    A Memorial To Wade Ward
    Smithsonian Folkways 1973
     
  8. BREAK 1
    Dry & Dusty – Kenny Baker
    Master Fiddler
    County 1993
     
  9. Down Yonder – Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker, Kyser George
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
    Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
     
  10. Black Mountain Rag – Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker, Kyser George
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
    Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
     
  11. Lonesome Fiddle Blues – Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker, Kyser George
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
    Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
     
  12.  Billy In The Lowground – Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker, Kyser George
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
    Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
     
  13. BREAK 2
    Greasy String – West Virginia Coon Hunters
    Bristol Sessions Vol. 1
    CMF 1927
     
  14. Lonesome Fiddle Blues – Kitty Amaral, Presley Barker, Kyser George
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
    Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC
     
  15. Smokey Mountain Rag – Kenny Baker
    Master Fiddler
    County 1993
     
  16. A Hundred Years From Now – The Bluegrass Album Band
    The Bluegrass Compact Disc Vol. 1
    Rounder 1990
     
  17. Rockin’ the Stillhouse – Scott Freeman
    Fiddle Favorites
    Independent Release , undated
     
  18. I’m Lost And I’ll Never Find The Way – High Fidelity
    High Fidelity
    High Fidelity 2016