In the hills of northwestern Georgia, Norman blake carries on the tradition of old-time country music like a master craftsman preserving an endangered art form. He discovered his life's vocation when he was sixteen. Born in 1938 in Chattanooga, he was raised in Sulpur Springs, Georgia near Lookout Mountain. He met Nancy Short in 1972 when the band she was playing in was booked as his opening act. They married two years later and have performed and recorded together ever since.
This DVD collection presents their unique musical blend from 1980 to 1995.
Titles include: Ohio 1980: Medley: Randall Collins/Done Gone, Medley: Green Leaf Fancy/Da Slickit Light/Briar Picker Brown/Stony Fork · Alabama 1984: Grey Coat Soldiers, Medley: Knockbauer Ploka #1/#2/El Paso Waltz, Medley: Within a Mile/The Durham Rangers/Far From Home/Primrose Last · South Carolina 1988: Jordan Am a Hard Road To Travel, Prettiest Little Girl in the County, The Little Stream of Whiskey · Iowa 1995: Hangin' Dog, Battleship of Maine, Medley: The Kitchen Girl/Catlle in the Cane, Democratic Donkey in His Stall Again, The Georgia Railroad
Running Time: 62 minutes
Review: Nothing short of GREAT!!!!!!!!! Absolutely a must for any Norman Blake fan or any fan of bluegrass/old time music. A great selection of tunes presented here. If you want the learn to play some of his tunes, there is enough closeup video to get you started, example – “Jordan Is A Hard Road To Travel.” – Terry C. Gerros/Amazon Customer Review
Review: First class Blakes. Excellent selection of old traditional folk songs with new “old traditional folk songs” done in a calm laid back fashion so pleasing to watch and listen to. – Keith G. Brown/Amazon Customer Review