Across The Blue Ridge #12 - Women In String Bands

Across The Blue Ridge #12 - Women In String Bands

8:07pm Mar 19, 2016
The Slate Mountain Ramblers are a featured band on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge as we continue our Women’s History Month celebration. Mother and daughter Barbara Bowman and Marsha Todd are mainstays of this North Carolina old time band.
Slate Mountain Ramblers

We continue our Women’s History Month celebration with some great leading and supporting women in old time and bluegrass band settings. Bluegrass star Alison Krauss kicks things off, leading a band and twin fiddling with Stuart Duncan in a classic rendition of Sawing on the Strings. Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris join Alison in a song from the O Brother, Where Art Thou movie sound track, and then we take a step back in time with an early recording of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. Our featured band is the Slate Mountain Ramblers, a high-power family band from Mount Airy, NC. Barbara Bowman tells us about the band’s new album, and we hear a couple of cuts featuring Barbara, her daughter Marsha Todd, Marsha’s husband Marty, and fiddler Richard Bowman, the family patriarch. We pay respects to the late Trevor Stuart, who grew up playing with his twin brother Travis, and hear a selection of family duos and trios including the Blue Sky Boys, the Delmore Brothers and the Carter Family to round out the show. 

Episode 12 Playlist

  1. Sawing on the Strings – Alison Krauss
    Album – A Hundred Miles Or More
    Rounder Records 2007
     
  2. Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby – Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris
    Album – O Brother, Where Art Thou
    Mercury 2000
     
  3. Acony Bell – Gillian Welch
    Album – Revival
    Acony Records 1996
     
  4. Orphan Girl – Emmylou Harris
    Album – Heartaches & Highways
    Rhino 2005
     
  5. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar – Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
    Album – Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
    Smithsonian Folkways 1965
     
  6. Anchored in Love – The Carter Family
    Album – Anchored in Love
    Rounder 1994
     
  7. BREAK 1
    One Dime Blues – Etta Baker
    Album – One Dime Blues
    Rounder 1991
     
  8. Julia Belle – Janet Beazley
    Album – 5 South
    Backcountry 2005
     
  9. John Brown’s Dream – Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson, Audine Lineberry
    Album – June Apple
    Heritage Records 1993
     
  10. Sally Goodin – Slate Mountain Ramblers
    Album – Family Tradition
    Slate Mountain Ramblers 2016
     
  11. Going Home – Slate Mountain Ramblers
    Album – Family Tradition
    Slate Mountain Ramblers 2016
     
  12. Sin City – The Pine Ridge Boys & Patsy
    Album – Stringband Music From Mount Airy
    Heritage Records 1981
     
  13. Whoa Mule – The Pine Ridge Boys & Patsy
    Album -- Stringband Music From Mount Airy
    Heritage Records 1981
     
  14. BREAK 2
    Blue Eagle – Meghan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt
    Album – Inside Out
    Fiddlestar 2016
     
  15. Paddy on the Turnpike – Travis & Trevor Stuart
    Album – Travis & Trevor Stuart
    Old Time Tiki Parlor 2016
     
  16. Life’s Railway to Heaven – Blue Sky Boys
    Album – Blue Sky Boys On Radio Vol. 4
    Copper Creek 1997
     
  17. Breaking Up Christmas – Benton & Larry Flippen
    Album – Benton Flippen Old Time, New Times
    Rounder 1994
     
  18. Rainin’ on the Mountain – Delmore Brothers
    Album – Brown’s Ferry Blues
    County Records 2010
     
  19. My Home Among The Hills – Carter Family
    Album – Clinch Mountain Treasures
    County Records 1994