Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Old Time Artistry

This year a 12 year old fiddler from southwest Virginia made a lot of old timers sit up and listen. Montana Young released her first CD Fiddlin Up A Storm through the Virginia Floklife Program's Crooked Road Series. Buy Fiddlin Up A Storm at VA Folklife's Crooked Road Series or County Sales.

Mary Z. Cox was recently voted as one of the top four favorite banjo players by the banjo players in the Banjo Newsletter. Mary's outstanding banjo artistry can be heard on her new CD Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights and as with her four previous CDs, a banjo tabulature book is available for you aspiring Old Time banjo wranglers. Buy any of Mary's great banjo (or dulcimer) CDs at www.maryzcox.com, Elderly, or Amazon.com.

The Dowden Sisters Band had made a name for themselves on the Old Time festival circuit while living with their mother in Arkansas. The girls and their mother moved to the mountains of North Carloina to be closer to the music that they love and play so well. The Dowden Sisters Band has not released a CD yet, but they have 3 songs available on their website.

Montana Young - Polecat Blues.mp3

Mary Z. Cox - Snowdrop.mp3

Dowden Sisters - Shady Grove.mp3


Anonymous Lucy said...

and still, more great stuff. One of the CD's I picked up at the National Folk Festival was "Fiddlin Up A Storm"... LOVE IT!!

December 20, 2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Great tunes, Ed! It's heartening that the the ol' time music still sings to some very young (and talented) musicians....

December 20, 2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Lucy & Greg,
It sure is good to see youngsters with an interest in tradtional music and such wonderfully talented practitioners as Mary Z. Cox and the Dowden Sisters.

December 20, 2006 7:48 PM  

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