Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways CD
The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the music of bedrock blues performers such as Pink Anderson, Lesley Riddle, Etta Baker, John Jackson, and Doc Watson shines bright, claiming Appalachia as a key cradle of American acoustic blues. 21 tracks, 66 minutes, 40-page booklet.
This is the 18th release overall and the fourth blues release in the Classic series from Smithsonian Folkways. Click here to learn more about this enjoyable introduction to the diverse repertoire of American music.
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