Check out the excellent videos of Casey Driessen’s 5-string fiddle hunt video over at Bluegrass Blog.
Steel guitarist Robert D. Norred, one-time member of Hank Williams’ backing band for a short period in the late 1940s, died Sunday, Oct. 25.
Face A Frowning World (Available 12/8 – Tompkins Square) is a tribute to the old-timey and gospel music of E.C. Ball and his wife Orna. The couple were lesser known contemporaries of the Carter Family and seldom ventured far from their home on the Virginia-North Carolina boarder (in Rugby, VA) where they owned a general store and service station. Featured performance by Jon Langford, The Handsome Family (offered as a download below), Michael Hurley, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band of Louisville, Kentucky, and many others.