FIDDLIN' BILLY HURT

FIDDLIN' BILLY HURT

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WOW! About half way through the first tune on this album (POCA RIVER BLUES) you may think that the legendary Clark Kessinger has re- turned and cut another album! Looking at the rest of the tune titles will just confirm that Kessinger obviously had to be the major influ- ence on Hurt, who in our opinion can take his place right now with the best fiddlers in the coun- try (and that is a very big statement to make). The other tunes that show off the uncanny Kessinger style include OLD JAKE GILLIE, RED BIRD, RICHMOND POLKA, CHINKY PIN, SALLY ANN JOHNSON, RAGTIME ANNIE, and SALT RIVER. And just to show us that he is not just a one-dimensional fiddler, he provides a wonderful GRASSY FIDDLE BLUES straight from the stylings of the late, great Kenny Baker. Robert Montgomery and Jeremy Stephens, on banjo and guitar respectively, provide a solid, energetic backing that reminds us of Gene Meade and Wayne Hauser's dynamic picking behind Kessinger in their glory days. Hurt, who is now part of Karl Shiflett's Big Country Show can play jazz and pop as well --among the 14 tunes here are OH LADY BE GOOD, I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE and WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM. What a great album! We'd call it a MUST for anyone who loves great fiddling. $ 13.99

Artists:

  • BILLY HURT, JR.
  • BRENNEN ERNST
  • DANNY KNICELY
  • C. J. LEWANDOWSKI
  • ROBERT MONTGOMERY
  • KARL SHIFLETT
  • KRIS SHIFLETT
  • JEREMY STEPHENS

Track Listing:

  • POCA RIVER BLUES
  • OLD JAKE GILLIE
  • DANCE ALL NIGHT WITH A BOTTLE IN YOUR HAND
  • CHINKY PIN
  • RICHMOND POLKA
  • RED BIRD
  • LYNCHBURG TOWN
  • GRASSY FIDDLE BLUES
  • SALT RIVER
  • I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE
  • RAGTIME ANNIE
  • RICHARD'S RAG
  • SALLY ANN JOHNSON
  • SMITH'S REEL
  • THE PETE & FAY HATFIELD OLD TIME KEY OF G RAG
  • OH! LADY BE GOOD
  • STEAMBOAT BILL
  • WHEN I GROW TOO OLD TO DREAM