acoustic · banjo · blues · country · dobro · male singer · singer-songwriter

Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back (MP3)

Today marks the release of Old Crow Medicine Show’s new record, titled Carry Me Back. The boys who made old-time music cool are still on their game; in fact this may be their best record since OCMS. That release included their mega-hit Wagon Wheel, now the defacto singalong anthem in bars from Florida to Seattle.… Continue reading Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back (MP3)

acoustic · blues · country · dobro · male singer · singer-songwriter

The Atomic Duo: Broadsides (MP3)

Remember the Bad Livers? The ├╝ber-ironic oldtime-country duo who recorded songs with names like Git Them Pretty Girls and Shit Creek? Fiddlefreak has tracked banjo shredder Danny Barnes over the years, but what happened to that big guy on tuba? Well I’m happy to share that big boy Mark Rubin has come up for air,… Continue reading The Atomic Duo: Broadsides (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · blues · country · female singer · male singer · singer-songwriter

Laurie Lewis: Skippin’ and Flyin’ (MP3)

Today marks the release date of Skippin’ and Flyin’ from Laurie Lewis (Spruce and Maple Music). Yes, this is yet another Bill Monroe tribute record on the 100th anniversary of his birth. God knows there were enough of those this year (and every year, in the humble opinion of ole Fiddlefreak). The Father of Bluegrass… Continue reading Laurie Lewis: Skippin’ and Flyin’ (MP3)

acoustic · banjo · blues · female singer · male singer

Genuine Negro Jig (MP3)

Yesterday, Nonesuch Records released Genuine Negro Jig, the second record from acoustic trio the Carolina Chocoate Drops. Singlehandedly, these young upstarts are breathing new life into an extinct tradition: the black Southern string band. Back in the day, when record companies came to control the distribution of popular music, executives decided that white boys would… Continue reading Genuine Negro Jig (MP3)