This week our special guests are Kay Justice of Abingdon, VA; and Alice Gerrard of Durham, NC. These two singers inspire thousands of others to give full voice to the traditional side of bluegrass, gospel, old time, bluegrass and folk music. Their unpretentious yet rich voices, and their straightforward and always good-humored performance style are on full display in a show recorded at Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem, NC in 2016. Kay grew up listening to church music, country and folk music, and was smitten by old time mountain music when she discovered it in college. Alice, raised in California, discovered first popular folk music and then traditional old time mountain music in college as well. She went on to embrace bluegrass too, and was a pioneering woman performer in the bluegrass scene of the late 1950s through 1980s. Her album Follow the Music was nominated for a Grammy award in 2015. Also on this week's show, classics of bluegrass and old time music from the Brainstormers, the Camp Creek Boys, Jeff Little Trio and others.

Episode 41 Playlist

  1. Texas Quickstep
    The Brainstormers
    Never Gonna Rain
  2. Lonesome Road Blues
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band
  3. Piney Mountains
    Craver Hicks Watson & Newberry
    You've Been A Friend To Me
  4. What's Good For You Should Be Alright For Me
    Earls of Leicester
    Rattle & Roar
  5. Ground Speed
    Jeff Little Trio
    Made in the Blue Ridge
  6. Storms Are On The Ocean
    Doc Watson
  7. Hoedown In Hickman County
    Paul Warren
    America's Greatest Breakdown Fiddle Player
  8. Break 1 - Step Back Cindy
    Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson
    field recording
  9. Deep Settled Peace
    Kay Justice
    Hickory Wind
  10. New River Train
    Paul Brown & Terri McMurray
    field recording
  11. Tell Me That You Love Me
    Kay Justice & Alice Gerrard
    field recording
  12. The Evening Bells Are Ringing
    Kay Justice
    field recording
  13. The Sweet South Anna River
    Alice Gerrard
    field recording
  14. Tater Patch
    Alice Gerrard, Kay Justice, Terri McMurray, Paul Brown
    field recording
  15. Break 2 - Telluride
    Jason Carter
    On The Move
  16. Alabama Waltz
    Alice Gerrard & Kay Justice
    field recording
  17. I Don't Love Nobody
    Alice Gerrard, Terri McMurray, Kay Justice, Paul Brown
    field recording
  18. I Have No Mother
    Kay Justice & Alice Gerrard
    field recording
  19. The Coo Coo Bird
    Tom Ashley
    Greenback Dollar

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