Across the Blue Ridge #44 - New Recordings Listening Party

Across the Blue Ridge #44 - New Recordings Listening Party

12:31pm Oct 28, 2016
The Moon Trotters, a Virginia-based band whose repertoire ranges from classic fiddle tunes to new songs and experimental banjo pieces.
Michael G. Stewart/The Moon Trotters

There’s a lot happening in old time string music these days.  This week, we catch up on some of the recordings that have come out in the last year or so.  We hear from master fiddlers Kilby Spencer, Jimmy Triplett and Jason Cade; a South Carolina-based band, The Battleaxe Band, with a rich and solid take on some classic old time songs; and a group of teenagers, the Moon Trotters, whose immense skill and enthusiasm take them to the moon and back style-wise, from traditional old time songs to experimental banjo riffs.  We’ll also hear the occasional older recording sprinkled through the hour, for a great hour of listening. 

Episode 44 Playlist

  1. Cripple Creek
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    It Ain't City Music

  2. Little Maggie
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    It Ain't City Music

  3. Shady Grove
    Reed Island Rounderfs
    Wild Goose Chase

  4. Flower From the Fields of Alabama
    Reed Island Rounderfs
    Wild Goose Chase

  5. You Name The Baby
    The Moontrotters
    The Moontrotters

  6. Victor In A Minor
    The Moontrotters
    The Moontrotters

  7. Freight Train (break 1)
    Toast String Stretchers
    Wanted

  8. Big Footed Man
    Jason Cade
    Hog Eyed Man 3

  9. Polly Put The Kettle On
    Jason Cade
    Hog Eyed Man 3

  10. I Am With You Always
    Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton
    Tractor Beam

  11. Skillet Good And Greasy
    The Battleaxe Band
    Because We Are

  12. Angelina Baker
    The Battleaxe Band
    Because We Are

  13. Sally Anne (break 2)
    Sidna & Fulton Myers
    Clawhammer Banjo Vol. 2

  14. The Other Side of Beaver
    Sky Island String Band
    Adventures In Old Cranberry

  15. Stillwell
    Sky Island String Band
    Adventures In Old Cranberry

  16. Old Time Religion
    George Pegram
    George Pegram

  17. War Hill Special
    Buckstankle Boys
    My Round Peak Home

  18. Pretty Little Miss Out In The Garden
    Cousin Emmy
    Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolk

  19. Lonesome Blues
    Mississippi John Hurt
    Mississsippi John Hurt Revisited