KIRK SUTPHIN & RILEY BAUGUS: Long-Time Piedmont Pals

Baugus & Sutphin: Longtime Piedmont Pals

      KIRK SUTPHIN & RILEY BAUGUS Long-Time Piedmont Pals Old Blue Records 705 www.oldbluerecords.com www.rileybaugus.com   The title of this CD by Kirk Sutphin & Riley Baugus is particularly apt. The two met on their grade school bus. Riley was bringing his violin for music class and Kirk … → read more

RED HEN STRINGBAND: Birds of a Feather

Red Hen: Birds of a Feather

      RED HEN STRINGBAND Birds Of A Feather Wepecket Island 016 www.wepecket.com www.redhenstringband.com   Red Hen Stringband is a very special aggregation of master musicians. At first they appear as an old-time stringband with fiddle, banjo and all, but one listen will indicate that we’re dealing with something … → read more

ORPHEUS SUPERTONES: Going To Town

Orpheus Supertones: Going To Town

            ORPHEUS SUPERTONES Going To Town Mudthumper 0022 www.mudthumper.com   The old-time music revival is in its seventh decade. In that time we have encountered revivalist bands that kept to the tradition, multidimensional outfits that brought musical styles from all around into their music. We’ve … → read more

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS: Leaving Eden

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden

        CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Leaving Eden Nonesuch 529809 www.nonesuch.com www.carolinachocolatedrops.com   The second Nonesuch CD from the Carolina Chocolate Drops is an aural wonderland! I’ve been listening to this band since their days as Sankofa Strings and what started out for me as a curiosity has become … → read more

THE ATOMIC DUO: Broadsides

The Atomic Duo: Broadsides

        THE ATOMIC DUO Broadsides The Atomic Duo www.theatomicduo.com   The Atomic Duo are Silas Lowe and Mark Rubin. They hail from Austin Texas and you may recognize Mark as a co-founder of the band The Bad Livers. Broadsides is a very appropriate title for this collection … → read more