Norman plays well with others
Norman Blake played with June Carter's road band, which led to his recording sessions with Johnny Cash and his inclusion in Cash's band for his 1969 summer TV show. His sessions with Johnny Cash led to his being asked to play on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline album. After touring and recording with Kris Kristofferson and then Joan Baez, he joined forces with John Hartford, Tut Taylor and Vassar Clements to record the progressive Aereo Plain album. Tut Taylor and Norman Blake have since collaborated on several projects.
One of the finest recordings of the era was an album put together on the spur of the moment by David Holland, recorded on one Saturday afternoon in Nashville. Simply titled Norman Blake / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland / Jethro Burns.
I don't normally take requests, but this is just too good a song not to post.
Jean Ritchie's song of a mining town after the mine has closed, has been recorded by June Carter, Johnny Cash, and countless others. Norman's rendition is, to me, the most moving.