Big Bend Killing - An Appalachian Ballad Tradition CD

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Short Description The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive among a new generation of singers, most of whom learned their songs directly from an oral tradition, either from older singers, or from recordings, or both. This two-disk album, a project in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, brings these powerful songs to people who might never have bought a recording or gone to a concert to hear these musicians. They will be delighted with the variety of music here, from the Old World as well as the New. Includes the tracks: Barbry Allen (Carol Elizabeth Jones), Thomas the Rhymer (Archie Fisher), Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Sheila Kay Adams), Eggs And Marrowbone (Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin), The Sheffield Apprentice (Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting, and Nancy Kerr), The Bold Lieutenant (Alice Gerrard), Lord Bateman (Carol Elizabeth Jones), The Farmer Curst Wife (Donna Ray Norton), Mr. Frog Went a-Courtin' (Bill and the Belles), Barbara Allen (Rosanne Cash) The Battle Song of the Great Kanawha (Trevor McKenzie), Doleful Warning (Bruce Greene and Loy McWhirter), Knoxville Girl (Kristi Hedtke and Corbin Hayslett), Pretty Polly (Amythyst Kiah, with Roy Andrade), Tom Dula (Laura Boosinger, with The Kruger Brothers), Big Bend Killing (Alice Gerrard), Old Joe Dawson (Bobby McMillon), Otto Wood the Bandit (David Holt), Wreck of the Old 97 (Corbin Hayslett) Explosion in the Fairmount Mines (John Lilly), West Virginia Mine Disaster (Elizabeth LaPrelle), The Cyclone of Rye Cove (Dale Jett and Hello Stranger), The Parting Glass (Rosanne Cash). All purchases support Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Download the Big Bend Killing linear notes here:
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  1. GSMA musical release receives Independent Music Awards nominations GSMA musical release receives Independent Music Awards nominations UPDATE: WE WON Best Album - Compilation! Great Smoky Mountains Association's 2017 musical release, Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition, received two Independent Music Awards nominations for Best Album – Compilation and Best Music Producer – Roots / Country. Winners will be announced next Saturday, June 22, at the Independent Music Awards ceremony in New York City.
  2. GSMA set to release its fourth album of traditional American music GSMA set to release its fourth album of traditional American music Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition celebrates Appalachia’s rich legacy of songs that tell stories, a tradition traceable to the British Isles. Big Bend Killing features 32 new recordings of traditional ballads by leading UK- and American-roots music luminaries, including Rosanne Cash, Doyle Lawson, Archie Fisher, Alice Gerrard, Sheila Kay Adams, Martin Simpson, Jody Stecher, Kate Brislin, David Holt, John Lilly, Elizabeth La