AUSTIN DERRYBERRY & TRENTON "Tater" CARUTHERS 'Tennessee Breakdown' SFR-116-CD
The Southeastern corner of the Middle Tennessee fiddling region coalesced also with the vibrant and distinctive music coming out of northern Georgia and northeastern Alabama. In this region, contests ruled, allowing fiddlers from neighboring areas to compete and thus learn from one another. Austin Derryberry and Trenton “Tater” Caruthers are devoted students of this repertory, and have come to the music, at least in part, as a heritage to which they were born. There is nothing missing from these recordings, made live with no overdubbing and no edits in the studio at Middle Tennessee State University. This is the real deal: old-time Tennessee fiddling from the true vine by two of its best and brightest.