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Across the Blue Ridge: “Bluegrass and Old Time Music From a Latin Perspective”

(by Paul Brown)

This week we feature exciting bluegrass and old time music from a Latin perspective, along with our usual classics from senior and contemporary artists. Hear Che Apalache, a youthful band of four hailing from the US, Argentina and Mexico. Their fusion of styles and traditions works beautifully to showcase the core characteristics of most traditional music around the world: a good accessible melody; strong and driving rhythm, and ongoing drone notes giving the music a sense of continuity. Led by Joe Troop, originally from North Carolina, Che Apalache made a brief southeast U.S. tour and a big hit among roots music fans this past summer. Of course, this week’s show also contains a collection of songs and tunes in classic old time, bluegrass and blues styles – from The Blue Sky Boys; Tom, Brad & Alice; Brandon Lee Adams and Jason Cade.

Listen to the interview here

Playlist

Buffalo Gal
Curly Parker & Blue Sky Boys
Blue Sky Boys On Radio Vol. 4

Eastbound Train
Blue Sky Boys
Blue Sky Boys On Radio Vol. 4

New River Train
Sunny Mountain Serenaders
Into Thin Hair

Mama’s Gone
Tom, Brad & Alice
Holly Ding

Where I Can Lay My Burdens Down
Brandon Lee Adams
Hardest Kind Of Memories

Buck Hoard
Jason Cade
Hog-Eyed Man Vol. 3

Break 1 – Hangman’s Reel
Albert Hash
Albert Hash

I’ve Endured
Che Apalache
Latingrass

Children Go Where I Send thee
Che Apalache
ATBR Recording

Chalame fiddle tune
Che Apalache
ATBR Recording

Cornfed Bluegrass Man
Che Apalache
Latingrass

Foggy Mountain Special
Flatt & Scruggs

Break 2 – Sugar Hill
Esker Hutchins
Esker Hutchins

Cambalache
Che Apalache
Latingrass

The Wall
Che Apalache
Latingrass

Red Rocking Chair
Che Apalache
Latingrass

Tilingo Lingo
Che Apalache
Latingrass