DARRELL SCOTT: Couchville Sessions

Couchville Sessions

        Darrell Scott Couchville Sessions Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com   Save a pair of duo albums with Tim O’Brien Couchville Sessions is Darrell Scott’s first album in four years. Most peculiar is that is not exactly entirely new as the songs here were first tracked in 2001 and … → read more

JONATHAN EDWARDS: Tomorrow’s Child

Jonathan Edwards Tomorrows Child

          Jonathan Edwards Tomorrow’s Child Rising Records www.jonathanedwards.net   Jonathan Edwards partnered up with Darrell Scott to helm his new album. That news alone had me expecting a wonderful album, and the result is even better than I anticipated. Jonathan is in superb voice and gives … → read more

Little Sadie – Old Time, Bluegrass, and Beyond

Clarence "Tom" Ashley - ca. early 1960's

Note: This is Part 3 of a three part series on “Little Sadie” – See also Part 1 and Part 2 Introduction I went out one night for to make a little round I met Little Sadie and I shot her down Went back home, got into bed Forty-four smokeless … → read more

Pat’s Essential Eleven Traditional Murder Ballads

Introduction We here at Murder Ballad Monday are soon fixing to close our second year of writing about our topic of choice!  Don’t worry; we have a few more weeks to go before we get to our holiday hiatus, and we’re planning a Year Three.  But I’ve been reflecting on … → read more

TIM O’BRIEN and DARRELL SCOTT: Memories and Moments

          TIM O’BRIEN and DARRELL SCOTT Memories and Moments Full Skies www.timobrien.net   It’s hard to believe more than a decade has past since O’Brien and Scott’s last collection of new material, 2000’s Grammy-nominated Real Time. Indeed, listening to Memories and Moments, it sounds like no … → read more