VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Born Into Bluegrass-The Songs Of Cullen Galyean'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Born Into Bluegrass-The Songs Of Cullen Galyean'

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It was only a matter of a few years after Earl Scruggs debuted on the Grand Ole Opry as a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys that quality banjo pickers started to appear around the country. Still, by the mid 1950s they were a pretty rare breed. Cullen Galyean of Low Gap, N.C. was one of a select few who really stood out—even in a small area of Virginia and North Carolina that also produced Ted Lundy, Larry Richardson and L.W. Lambert. In his prime (the late 50s and 1960s) Galyean could hold his own with anybody on the 5-string, and he played in a number of bands, including the Foot Hill Boys, and the Border Mountain Boys, and even did a short stint with Ralph Stanley playing mandolin. He wrote some good songs and that is what this CD is all about, as an impressive group of pickers tackle 15 songs and tunes written by Cullen including BLUEGRASS TIME, THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, DAYS OF GREY & BLACK and DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE. Although his health no longer allows him to play, his son Mickey carries on the tradition and is here backed by Junior Sisk, Rick Allred, Greg Jones, Johnny Williams, Terry Baucom, Billy Hawks and others, who help make this a welcome and fitting tribute to a real pioneer.

Artists:

  • WESLEY EASTER
  • GREG JONES
  • TIM MARTIN
  • BRAD HIATT
  • RICK ALFRED
  • BILLY HANKS
  • MICKEY GALYEAN
  • DEREK EASTER
  • JUNIOR SISK
  • TERRY BAUCOM
  • JOHN BOULDING
  • JOHNNY WILLIAMS
  • RICK PARDUE
  • JIM HALEY
  • JAY ADAMS
  • CULLEN GALYEAN

Track Listing:

  • JUDY LOU
  • BLUEGRASS TIME
  • TRADED THE BOTTLE FOR A BIBLE
  • DAYS OF GREY AND BLACK
  • FOOT HILL HOP
  • SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME
  • BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
  • CARRY IT BACK TO THE CROSS
  • WILL YOU EVER LOVE ME
  • HOME WITH THE BLUES
  • BLUEGRASS BANJO BLUES
  • LOVING YOU
  • HUNTING MAN
  • DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE
  • MIDNIGHT RAMBLE