End of the road for Norman and Nancy?
Over the years, Norman Blake has played and recorded with a varied assortment of musicians including; The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, John Hartford, Tut Taylor, Vassar Clements, Michelle Shocked, Steve Earle... And appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's legendary "Will the Circle be Unbroken" album. He also contributed to the soundtracks of the movies "Cold Mountain" and "O Brother, Where art Thou?"
Norman describes Home in Sulfur Springs and the new release, Back Home in Sulfur Springs, as "bookends" to a career. Nancy adds "We've always looked at the records he and I have made together as chapters in a novel. We never knew quite how it was going to end up. But this at least creates an off ramp for quitting the road. Not quitting the music. We'll be playing 'til we flop. It's just that the road's really kicking our rear end and we've got to find a better way."
Both of these albums were released on the Rounder label and re-released as CDs. For the complete collection of Norman Blake on Rounder/Flying Fish look here.