Across the Blue Ridge #93- Fiddle Mentors, Sack Full of Songs, and New Music

Across the Blue Ridge #93- Fiddle Mentors, Sack Full of Songs, and New Music

4:01pm Sep 29, 2017
Elizabeth LaPrelle (left) and Anna Roberts-Gevalt appear at the Blue Ridge Music Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017. They’re two of the artists spotlighted on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge.
Blue Ridge Music Center

This week’s show brings us a fun listening opportunity in southern mountain fiddling. We hear a couple of great old time fiddlers – Bobby Taylor and Ralph Blizard – and their mentors, Clark Kessinger and Arthur Smith. Hear all four fiddlers on tunes fast and slow, with a couple of fiddle songs thrown in. Plus, a wonderful collection of old time and classic-sounding bluegrass songs in the second part of the show. Then there’s a wrap-up in the third part with fiddler, banjo picker and tunesmith Jane Rothfield, a great song about who’s really the fool from Trevor McKenzie of western North Carolina, and a reach back to early bluegrass with Red Allen. Can’t miss with this show filled with engaging music and conversation. 

Playlist

  1. Leather Britches
    Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    Southern Ramble
     
  2. Smith's Rag
    Arthur Smith And His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  3. Adieu False Heart
    Arthur Smith And His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  4. What Does The Deep Sea Say
    Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    Southern Ramble
     
  5. Durang's Hornpipe
    Bobby Taylor
    Pickin' In The Parlor
     
  6. Redbird
    Clark Kessinger
    The Legend of Clark Kessinger
     
  7. Break 1 - Cherry River Line
    The Ale Raisers
    Ale Broke Loose In Georgia
     
  8. Liza Up A 'Simmon Tree
    Elizabeth LaPrelle
    Lizard In The Spring
     
  9. Soldier And the Lady
    Elizabeth LaPrelle & Anna Roberts Gevalt
    Anna & Elizabeth
     
  10. My Georgia Mountain Home
    Hawk Proof Rooster
    Got A Little Home
     
  11. Precious Jewel
    Frank Bode
    Been Riding With Old Mosby
     
  12. I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing
    Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners
    His Recordings 1938-56
     
  13. I'm Nowhere Bound
    Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers 
     
  14. Mountain Sally Ann
    George Pegram
    George Pegram
     
  15. The Herd
    Jane Rothfield
    Out Of Thin Air
     
  16. Chinquapin Hunting
    Hen's Teeth
    Off The Cuff And On The Fly
     
  17. Way Down The River
    Jane Rothfield
    Out Of Thin Air
     
  18. Fools And Babies
    Trevor McKenzie
    Generational Things
     
  19. Summertime Is Past And Gone
    Red Allen
    Lonesome And Blue