Across the Blue Ridge - New Takes On Old Music

Across the Blue Ridge - New Takes On Old Music

5:02pm Apr 04, 2016
Megan Lynch Chowning and Adam Hurt are among the musicians featured on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge. Their new album “Inside Out” presents their interpretation of classic fiddle tunes from Texas, the Blue Ridge, and elsewhere in the mountain South.
Tyler Andal

This week’s Across the Blue Ridge treats us to field and studio recordings of historic musicians from the 1920s to the 1990s; contrasts between old and new renditions of classic tunes.  Our featured musicians include harmonica player Bill Blackley, recorded in a tavern in North Carolina; and fiddler Megan Lynch Chowning and banjo player Adam Hurt.  Chowning and Hurt are prize-winning performers whose new recording, Inside Out, features their takes on fiddle tunes from Texas, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and the Blue Ridge.  Host Paul Brown shares a conversation with Adam Hurt on the objectives of the album and how it all came together. We’ll also hear some great old time and bluegrass songs performed by Red Allen, The Strange Creek Singers – and Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry, our upcoming guests at Muddy Creek Music Hall on April 24, 2016.

Episode 14 Playlist

  1. Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrw – Pine Ridge Boys & Patsy
    Album – Stringband Music From Mount Airy
    Heritage Records 1981
     
  2. I’m On My Way Back To The Old Home – Red Allen
    Album – Lonesome & Blue
    Smithsonian Folkways 2005
     
  3. Each Season Changes You – Rose Maddox
    Album – Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass
    Capitol Records 1996
     
  4. Old Joe Clark – Wade Ward
    Album – Southern Journey Volume 2
    Rounder Records 1997
     
  5. Bye Bye Bird – Bill Blakley
    Source: Across the Blue Ridge field recording
    2015
     
  6. Sitting On Top Of The World – Nashville Bluegrass Band
    Album – Twenty Year Blues
    Sugar Hill 2004
     
  7. BREAK 1  Blue Biscuit Polka – Scott Freeman
    Album – Southern Souvenirs
    Independent release
     
  8. Tennessee Breakdown – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  9. Sally Gooden – Eck Robertson
    78 RPM recording
    Victor 1922
     
  10. Cattle In The Canebreak – Benny Thomasson
    Album – Benny Thomasson Legendary Fiddler
    County Records 2005
     
  11. Chinese Breakdown – Ed Haley
    Album – Grey Eagle Disc 1
    Rounder Records 1997
     
  12. Cumberland Blues – Doc Roberts
    Album – Old Time Mountain Blues
    County Records 2003
     
  13. Cherry River Rag – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  14. Cherry River Rag – Ed Haley
    Album – Forked Deer Disc 2
    Rounder Records 1997
     
  15. Grigsby’s Hornpipe – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  16. BREAK 2 Blue Eagle – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  17. East Tennessee Blues – The Hillbillies
    Album – Volume 1
    Document Records 1999
     
  18. East Tennessee Blues – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  19. Cowhide Boots – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    FiddleStar 2016
     
  20. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Strange Creek Singers
    Album – Strange Creek Singers
    County Records 1997
     
  21. My Old Cottage Home – Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
    Album – You’ve Been A Friend To Me
    Barker Records 2012