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KRISTEN SCOTT BENSON 'Stringworks' MH-16602

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Ms. Benson was one of the first female artists to establish herself as a top-notch, first rate 5-string banjo picker who could hold her own as a front line musician with a touring professional band (in this case, the GRASCALS). Here she has a very nicely programed assortment of 12 tunes from a variety of sources, including some of her own banjo originals, and of course one from the grandmaster of all 5-string pickers, Earl Scruggs ( she picks a nice FAREWELL BLUES). Among the other tracks are a lovely standout cut of WHEN FALL COMES TO NEW ENGLAND sung by Claire Lynch. Others who help out in the backing include ace guitarist Cody Kilby and Kristin's husband, Wayne Benson --a long time member of Russell Moore's III TYME OUT. Ms. Benson is also related (as granddaughter) to one half of the Whitey & Hogan duet that was a popular fixture on WBT Radio (Charlotte, N.C.) in the 1930s and 40s. (by some modern magic, Kristin has combined her playing along with a snippet of that duet's 1940's version of the Carter Family's FOGGY MOUNTAIN TOP. Other cuts are GREAT WATERTON, LOCUST GROVE, SINK OR SWIM, TILL THE DAY BREAKS, and ALL I WANT IS YOU.