The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Apr 28th 2012 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Doc and Merle Watson “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)” from Black Mountain Rag (Rounder www.rounder.com 2006) —Originally recorded in 1981 on Flying Fish. Al Perkins plays pedal steel here and TCB Band member Ron Tutt on drums.Buy it!
The Krüger Brothers “Jack of the Wood” from Between the Notes (Double Time 2009) —The Kruger Brothers are expatriates from Switzerland who settled in western Carolina a couple of decades ago and have become MerleFest favorites.Buy it!
Roy Book Binder “Davis-Travis Rag” from Live Book...Don't Start Me Talkin'... (Rounder www.rounder.com 1994) —Great instrumental which blends the finger styles of the Reverend Gary Davis and Merle Travis.Buy it!
Peter Rowan and Crucial Country “Land of the Navajo” from Live at Telluride (There Records 2006) —Peter's Free Mexican Air Force will be there this year. Among the FMAF's rotating members are Viktor Krauss and Cindy Cashdollar.Buy it!
Wylie & The Wild West “5 Days to Friday” from Rocketbuster (Hi-Line Records 2011) N —Who put the benzedrine in Wiley Gustafson's Ovaltine? Usually a portrayer of western and cowboy songs, he's rockin' it up on his latest release.Buy it!
The Lost Bayou Ramblers “Austin Special” from Live at the Blue Moon (SWALLOW RECORDS www.swallowrecords.com 2007) —One written by Harry Choates. Ironically, he died in the Austin city jail from injuries incurred by the DTs.Buy it!
Norman Blake, Nancy Blake and Tut Taylor “The Old Dobro Man” from Shacktown Road (Plectrafone 2007) —The Pickin’ Place is sponsored by the Wilkes Acoustic Folk Society and you’ll find Tut Taylor and The Local Boys there throughout the festival.Buy it!
The Tony Rice Unit “Midnight on the Stormy Deep” from Manzanita (Rounder www.rounder.com 1987) —I'm not sure who Tony will have as part of The Unit and he doesn't sing anymore, but this was the best bluegrass unit he ever had.Buy it!
Béla Fleck “Blue Mountain Hop” from The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 (Warner Brothers 1999) —Bela will have the original Flecktones lineup.Buy it!
Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas “Dust Bowl Children” from Paper Airplane (Rounder www.rounder.com 2011) —A great Peter Rowan song nailed by Dan Tyminski and AKUS.Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “Tennessee Dawn” from Could We Get Any Closer? (Sky Crunch Records 2009) —There are talent contests for guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin each year and Jim Lauderdale runs the Chris Austin Memorial Songwriting Contest.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!