Across The Blue Ridge - Episode 10 (Women’s History Month)

Across The Blue Ridge - Episode 10 (Women’s History Month)

4:18pm Mar 05, 2016
Linda Lay of the bluegrass band Springfield Exit is our profiled artist on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge, as we mark the start of Women’s History Month.
Paul Brown

Women have played a major role in the development and history of Appalachian string music and singing. But they haven’t always gotten the credit or public notice they deserve. As we start Women’s History Month, Across the Blue Ridge host Paul Brown presents some great music featuring women in the lead. Among the artists we hear are the Coon Creek Girls; Beverly Smith; Lynn Morris; and Linda Lay, a Bristol, Virginia native known for her outstanding singing with the bands Appalachian Trail and Springfield Exit. We’ll hear part of an Across the Blue Ridge recording of Springfield Exit in concert. And Linda Lay tells us about her family history in music, why she enjoys Springfield Exit, and how she learned to sing.

Episode 10 Playlist

  1. Stillhouse – Matokie Slaughter Album – Clawhammer Banjo 2 Label - County Records Release year - 2004
  2. My Old Pal of Yesterday – Beverly Smith & John Grimm Album – For The Sake Of Days Gone By Label - Beverly Smith and John Grimm Release year - 2015
  3. Chilly Scenes of Winter – Cousin Emmy Album – Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks 1939-1947 Label - Bear Family Release year - 2007
  4. Johnny Booker – Cousin Emmy Album – Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks 1939-47 Label - Bear Family Release year - 2007
  5. Banjo Pickin’ Girl – Coon Creek Girls Album – Old Time Mountain Banjo Label – County Records Release year - 2008
  6. East Tennessee Blues – Pilot Mountain Bobcats Album – Lady of the Lake Label – Yodel-Ay-Hee Release year - 2006 7.
  7. BREAK 1 One Dime Blues – Etta Baker Album – One Dime Blues Label - Rounder Release year - 2009
  8. No One Knows – Springfield Exit Album – That Was Then Label - Patuxent Music Release year - 2015
  9. Hills of Home – Springfield Exit Source – Across the Blue Ridge field recording Label - Release year - 2016
  10. Some Old Day – Springfield Exit Source – Across the Blue Ridge field recording Label - Release year - 2106
  11. East Virginia Blues – Springfield Exit Source – Across the Blue Ridge field recording Label - Release year - 2016
  12. Lonesome Road Blues – Snuffy Jenkins Album – American Banjo Three Finger & Scruggs Style Label - American Banjo Three Finger & Scruggs Style Release year - 1992
  13. BREAK 2 – Blue Eagle – Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt Album – Inside Out Label – Fiddlestar and Adam Hurt Release year - 2016
  14. You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Springfield Exit Album – That Was Then Label - Patuxent Music Release year - 2015
  15. Whoever’s Watching – Appalachian Trail Album – Appalachian Trail Label – Heritage Records Release year - 1986
  16. Daniel Prayed – The Johnson Mountain Boys Album – At The Old Schoolhouse Label - Universal Music Release year - 2009
  17. Coat of Many Colors – Lynn Morris Band Album – The Bramble And The Rose Label - Rounder Release year - 1992
  18. Old Bell Cow – Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains Album – The Old Texas Fiddle Label - Howard Rains Release year - 2013