Across the Blue Ridge #99 - Blue Ridge Soundscape

Across the Blue Ridge #99 - Blue Ridge Soundscape

4:00pm Nov 10, 2017
This week we feature the soundscape of the Blue Ridge with a wonderful selection of songs and instrumentals. Here, a view of Kibler Valley, in southwest Virginia, with the Blue Ridge mountains in the background.
Paul Brown

This week we offer another satisfying listening session, with music that spans the mountain soundscape.  Hear classic bluegrass from Bill Monroe, and the latest from North Carolina’s Balsam Range.  In old-time mountain music, we hear from the late Wilson Douglas of West Virginia, with an antique style that sounds quite different from much of today’s music.  Balancing that out, a cut from the new album by the Skeleton Keys, featuring the rich twin fiddling and band sounds of Howard Rains and Tricia Spencer.  There’s much more – gospel music from Mac and Jenny Traynham, a Carter Family song refashioned by Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker – and a ‘70s rock melody on keyboard and guitar, in mountain style, as traditions merge, diverge, and evolve.

Playlist

  1. Maine Line
    Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
    Fired Up
     
  2. Born Ramblin' Man
    Balsam Range
    Papertown
     
  3. Lonesome For You Darlin'
    Tracy Schwarz & Ginny Hawker
    Draw Closer
     
  4. Gosh I Miss You All The Time
    Jim & Jesse
    The Old Dominion Masters
     
  5. Dance With Me
    Matthew Weaver & Clay Lunsford
    Just Us
     
  6. Liza Jane
    Dom Flemons
    American Songster
     
  7. Break 1 - Forked Deer
    Gerald Anderson
    A Century Of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  8. Salt River
    Wilson Douglas
    Old Time Music From Clay & Calhoun Counties
     
  9. Lonesome Road Blues
    Pine Ridge Boys & Patsy
    Stringband Music From Mount Airy
     
  10. Away Out On The Mountain
    Jimmie Rodgers
    Essential Jimmie Rodgers
     
  11. Blue Yodel No. 7
    Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    Mule Skinner Blues
     
  12. Freight Train Blues
    Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks
    1939-47
     
  13. Never Let Your Deal Go Down
    Etta Baker
    One-Dime Blues
     
  14. Break 2 - Forked Deer
    Snuffy Jenkins
    American Banjo 3-Finger & Scruggs Style
     
  15. Polly Anne
    Crooked Road Ramblers
    Always Been A Rambler
     
  16. Gypsy's Warning
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
     
  17. Get Up In The Cool
    The Skeleton Keys
    The Skeleton Keys
     
  18. Going Up To Live In Green Pastures
    Mac & Jenny Traynham
    Never Grow Old
     
  19. The Old Town Band
    Luke Richardson & Jody Kruskal
    Waiting For The Boatsman