Across the Blue Ridge #32 - New generation players sport influences both broad and deep

Across the Blue Ridge #32 - New generation players sport influences both broad and deep

3:07pm Aug 05, 2016
Tyler Hughes (L) and Sam Gleaves (R) are two of a new generation of roots musicians whose range encompasses old time mountain ballads, banjo songs, fiddle, bluegrass, country, and new songs drawing upon the sounds of the 1960s-80s folk music revival.
Paul Brown

This week’s Across the Blue Ridge features a concert set and a visit with Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes, two of a new generation of roots musicians steeped in tradition and seeking new expressive paths.  Sam and Tyler were born and raised in southwest Virginia. Each became aware of old time music in his early teens. They were so smitten that they are devoting big parts of their lives to it.  But it doesn’t end there, with rehashing of traditional material.  Both of these young men are coming up with new arrangements and new songs.  They’re eager to share their love of old time, gospel, bluegrass, and modern folk music, as their touring schedules reveal.  Sam Gleaves is writing incisive and memorable songs of social awareness and activism.  We’ll hear selections from Sam’s and Tyler’s recordings and from a  2016 performance at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem, NC. On this week’s show as well:  fiddle tunes from North Carolina master Marcus Martin and from the Red Squirrel Chasers; a moment with the tune Money Musk, its history, and two very different regional peformances.

Episode 32 Playlist

  1. Durang’s Hornpipe – The Red Squirrel Chasers
    Shakin’ Down The Acorns
    Vigortone 2015
     
  2. Sandy River – Marcus Martin
    When I Get My New House Done
    Southern Folklife Collection 2007
     
  3. Silver Threads Among The Gold – Blue Sky Boys
    On Radio Vol 4
    Copper Creek 2006
     
  4. I’m Working On A Road – Flatt & Scruggs
    Flatt & Scruggs 1948-59 Vol . 2
    Bear Family 1994
     
  5. The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee – Wade & Julia Mainer
    In The Land Of Melody
    June Appal 1992
     
  6. Money Musk – Joe Greene
    Joe Greene’s Fiddle Album
    County 2007
     
  7. Money Musk – Rodney & Randy Miller
    New England Chestnuts
    CD Baby 2001
     
  8. BREAK 1
    Cattle In The Corn – Joe Greene
    Joe Greene’s Fiddle Album
    County 2007
     
  9. I’m Just Her To Get My Baby Out Of Jail – Tyler Hughes & Empty Bottle String Band
    Travelin’ Man
    Independent Release 2015
     
  10.  Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down – Sam Gleaves
    A Little While In The Wilderness
    Sam Gleaves 2012
     
  11.  Working Shoes – Sam Gleaves
    Ain’t We Brothers
    Community Music 2015
     
  12. Little Hot Pink House Trailer – Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes
    Concert Recording
    Fiddle & Bow/Muddy Creek Music Hall 2016
     
  13. Angel In The Ashes – Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes
    Concert Recording
    Fiddle & Bow/Muddy Creek Music Hall 2016
     
  14. My Dixie Darlin’ – Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes
    Ain’t We Brothers
    Community Music 2015
     
  15. BREAK 2
    Snake Chapman’s Tune – Will Keys
    A Banjo Original
    County 1997
     
  16. Ain’t We Brothers
    Ain’t We Brothers
    Community Music 2015
     
  17. Interview – Sam Gleaves
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
     
  18.  My Singing Bird – Sam Gleaves
    Ain’t We Brothers
    Community Music 2015
     
  19. Muskrat – Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves
    Concert Recording
    Fiddle & Bow/Muddy Creek Music Hall 2016
     
  20. Interview – Tyler Hughes
    Across the Blue Ridge recording 2016
     
  21. Creek’s Froze Up/Callahan – Sam Gleaves & Cathy Fink
    Ain’t We Brothers
    Community Music 2015