FRED McBRIDE 'North Carolina Fiddle & Banjo' FRC-722-CD

FRED McBRIDE 'North Carolina Fiddle & Banjo' FRC-722-CD

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Fred McBride was the nephew of Red Fox Chasers fiddler Guy Brooks and part of the final generation of old timers on the fiddle. I was lucky enough to be his cousin and to get some time with him. Fred played in numerous bands and made a couple of wonderful commercial recordings, but I always cherished these clips of just fiddle and banjo recorded in his living room between 2002 and 2005. Fred’s fiddling covers a range of influences from a childhood in Wilkes County, to playing with family in Alleghany County, to learning from others he respected like Thornton Spencer. He was always learning new tunes and bringing out old ones you never heard him play. He was a gentleman, and I hope to have absorbed both some of his playing and some of who he was. – Lucas Pasley

32 Tracks:

Backstep Cindy (2:25)
Johnson Boys (2:19)
[Talk about learning] (1:38)
Cluck Old Hen (2:25)
Sally Goodin (1:36)
Arkansas Traveler (3:28)
Breaking Up Christmas (3:16)
Going Across the Mountain (2:35)
Let Me Fall (2:06)
John Hardy (0:51)
Cindy (3:28)
Susannah Gal (3:10)
Little Stream of Whiskey (1:53)
John Henry (1:00)
Cripple Creek (2:27)
Pretty Polly (0:33)
Mississippi Sawyer (2:52)
Little Brown Jug (2:42)
Sugar Hill (3:28)
June Apple (3:28)
Whoa Mule (2:49)
Sally Ann (2:34)
Poor Ellen Smith (1:10)
Polly Put the Kettle On (2:11)
Hangman’s Reel (3:38)
Old Dan Tucker (2:11)
Roundtown Gals (1:21)
Yellow Cat (2:31)
Tempie (1:48)
John Brown’s Dream (2:55)
Chicken Reel (2:03)
Sourwood Mountain (2:11)