Fifty arrangements of tunes and songs from West Virginia’s old-time fiddlers and singers, including Melvin Wine, Ernie Carpenter, the Hammons Family, Ed Haley, Lester McCumbers, Wilson Douglas, Blind Alfred Reed and more. Tablature is mainly in DAD tuning, plus a few in DGD tuning, playing in the keys of D, G, A and A minor. Some tunes are written for more than one tuning or playing level. All are demonstrated on companion CD.
Titles include: Beautiful Light O’er the Ocean / Brushy Run / Camp Chase / Cherry River Line / Cold Frosty Morning / Ebenezer / Elk River Blues / Elzick’s Farewell / Explosion in the Fairmount Mines / Granddad’s Favorite / Greasy Coat / Greasy String / Groundhog / Gunboat / Half Past Four / The Horney Ewe / How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live / Jake’s Got the Bellyache / John Hardy / John Henry / Long Summer Day / Mercian Tittery-Ary-Ay / Morning Flower / Muddy Roads / Old Christmas Morning / Old Phoeba Ice / Old Skedaddalink / Pearl Blake’s Tune / The Possum’s Tail is Bare / Rhododendron Song / Sailing Over England / Sandy Boys / Sandy River Belle / Shakin’ Down the Acorns / Shelvin’ Rock / Snuffer / Sourwood Mountain / Sugar in the Coffee / Train on the Mountain / Waiting for the Boatsman / Walkin’ in the Parlor / Waynesboro / West Fork Girls / Wild Horse / Yew Piney Mountain