Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Old time mountain music
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of old time Appalachian music: Clarence Ashley, Roscoe Holcomb, and others, and in looking for lyrics and music for old time songs to play on my nearly homemade mountain dulcimer (read: a kit that requires no woodworking skills) I found this wonderful blog of Henry Queen's about Appalachian music. In addition to lyrics and songs and historical information, it also has a lot of information about the Queen family (you might have caught the documentary about the Queens on PBS last year) and their book and CD releases. Something to check out if you like that old timey sound.