Across the Blue Ridge #71 - A Festival Visit & Blues in Bluegrass

Across the Blue Ridge #71 - A Festival Visit & Blues in Bluegrass

4:00pm May 05, 2017
A large crowd gathers at Merlefest to hear North Carolina native son James Taylor perform with dobro master Jerry Douglas, Shetland fiddler Aly Bain, and others during the Transatlantic Sessions.
Paul Brown

This week we take a moment at Merlefest – not for the main stage acts, but with the community of jammers at festivals.  Beyond that, we hear a fine selection of bluegrass and old time music with a blues tilt.  Hear how the sounds of the blues infuse traditional songs, bluegrass classics, and even gospel music.  Listen to recordings of great musicians including Hobart Smith, Mance Lipscomb, Hazel & Alice and many more.

Playlist

  1. Little Pal
    Curly Seckler
    That Old Book of Mine
     
  2. Merlefest segment
     
  3. Sail Away Ladies
    Riley Baugus
    Long Steel Rail
     
  4. Rove Riley Rove
    Riley Baugus
    Long Steel Rail
     
  5. Midnight On The Stormy Deep
    Ernest Stoneman, Iva Frost, Eck Dunford
    The Bristol Sessions V2
     
  6. Bile Them Cabbage Down
    Jason Cade
    Hog-Eyed Man 3
     
  7. The Rout
    Mike Seeger & Paul Brown
    Way Down In North Carolina
     
  8. Break 1 - Cincinnati
    Gribble, Lusk, & York
    Altamont
     
  9. Mamie
    John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
    Homemade
     
  10. Nine Pound Hammer
    Monroe Brothers
    What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul
     
  11. Banjo Riff
    Reno & Smiley
    16 Greatest Hits
     
  12. Lucky Holler
    Ed Lewis
    Sounds Of The South V1
     
  13. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
    Etta Baker & Cora Phillips
    One Dime Blues
     
  14. New Lost John
    Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    Southern Ramble
     
  15. Break 2 - Fine Times At Our House
    Matt Brown
    Lone Prairie
     
  16. Waste Not Want Not
    Big Country Bluegrass
    Lew Them Know I'm From Virginia
     
  17. True Life Blues
    Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
    Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
     
  18. I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land)
    Earls of Leicester
    Rattle and Roar
     
  19. Run Sinner Run
    Mance Lipscomb
    The Best Of Mance Lipscomb
     
  20. Wayfaring Stranger
    Smith Family with Hobart Smith
    Portraits: Hobart Smith Blue Ridge Legacy
     
  21. K.C. Blues
    Hobart Smith
    Portraits: Hobart Smith Blue Ridge Legacy