Norman & Nancy's "Chamber-folk"
Norman And Nancy Blake are known for their preservation of the string band and old time music of the southern Appalachians. With both of them being talented multi-instrumentalists it was only natural that they would experiment with their sound and music. During the early and mid 1980s, they developed an old time parlor music sound with Norman on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle; Nancy on cello, fiddle, mandolin and single-row accordian; and their friend Charlie Collins on fiddle and second guitar. In 1981 they released Full Moon on the Farm under the name Norman Blake and the Rising Fawn String Ensemble. Critics loved the sound and took to calling it "Chamber-folk".