Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition (2-disk CD)

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The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive among a new generation of singers and musicians, most of whom learned their songs directly from oral tradition - either from older singers, from recordings or both.

This two-disk album, a project supporting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, brings these powerful songs to a whole new audience. Listeners will be delighted with the variety of music within, from the old world to the new.

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CD #1 - Old World Ballads:

  1. Barbry Allen (Carol Elizabeth Jones)
  2. Thomas the Rhymer (Archie Fisher)
  3. Tam Lin (Archie Fisher)
  4. Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Sheila Kay Adams)
  5. Mathy Groves (Donna Ray Norton)
  6. Eggs and Marrowbone (Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin)
  7. The Sheffield Apprentice (Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr)
  8. Willie Taylor (Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr)
  9. The Bold Lieutenant (Alice Gerrard)
  10. Lord Bateman (Carol Elizabeth Jones)
  11. The Farmer's Curst Wife (Donna Ray Norton)
  12. Mr. Frog Went A-Courtin' (Bill and the Belles)
  13. Barbara Allen (Rosanne Cash)

CD #2 - New World Ballads:

  1. Wild Hog in the Woods (Alice Gerrard)
  2. The Battle Song of the Great Kanawha (Trevor McKenzie)
  3. Doleful Warning (Bruce Greene and Loy McWhirter)
  4. Omie Wise (Hasee Ciaccio with Kalia Yeagle)
  5. Banks of the Ohio (Doyle Lawson)
  6. Knoxville Girl (Kristi Hedtke and Corbin Hayslett)
  7. Pretty Polly (Amythyst Kiah with Roy Andrade)
  8. Tom Dula (Laura Boosinger with the Kruger Brothers)
  9. Hiram Hubbard (Corbin Hayslett)
  10. Big Bend Killing (Alice Gerrard)
  11. Old Joe Dawson (Bobby McMillon)
  12. Otto Wood the Bandit (David Holt)
  13. John Henry (Amythyst Kiah with Roy Andrade)
  14. Wreck of the Old 97 (Corbin Hayslett)
  15. Explosion in the Fairmount Mines (John Lilly)
  16. West Virginia Mine Disaster (Elizabeth LaPrelle)
  17. The Cyclone of Rye Cove (Dale Jett and Hello Stranger)
  18. I've Always Been a Rambler (John Lilly)
  19. The Parting Glass (Rosanne Cash)
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Short Description The Appalachian ballad tradition is alive among a new generation of singers and musicians, most of whom learned their songs directly from oral tradition - either from older singers, from recordings or both.

This two-disk album, a project supporting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, brings these powerful songs to a whole new audience. Listeners will be delighted with the variety of music within, from the old world to the new.

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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